Sunday, 23 November 2014


Saturday, 22 November 2014

#CountryKids Sporty Saturday at Fell Foot Park

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

As regular readers know my son and I run Fell Foot Parkrun every Saturday. Big sister is a marshal so we all take part. Today there it was a slightly smaller field than normal on a damp morning with muddy conditions. Both of the runners had acquired trail shoes to cope with the slippery footing:

I wasn't feeling as fit as last week and my son stayed in front of me all the way around! I came in slightly slower than my PB but still my second fastest on the course:

Official times due on Monday so looking forward to seeing how my son did! 

Meanwhile having marshalled my daughter decided it was her turn to have some sporty fun and stripped down to her wet suit:

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful: Learning Lessons #R2BC

Thank you Jo for sorting out this week's linky whilst I was busy on my teaching practice! I have had a roller coaster week so I need to focus on this week's reasons to be cheerful for me:

1) Running away 

Well not quite but if you read my Workout Wednesday post you can see its been my best running week for quite some time!

2) Teaching Successes

Its a steep learning curve being a trainee primary teacher and having to know 13 subjects and how to teach to a range of children! Most lessons its ever so easy to not get it right so to have a fabulous French lesson today made me feel great. 

3) Autumn in Cumbria

This is definitely one of the most beautiful times of the year to be living in Cumbria:

See my Silent Sunday for another Fell Foot photo.

Please join us and share your happiness and grab the badge if you would like it:

Reasons to be Cheerful 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Workout Wednesday Pushing the PBs!

My son is making a great pace maker at Fell Foot Parkrun. Once again this Saturday he pulled me round faster and (despite slipping over!) I once again knocked lots of time off my previous PB and so did he:

The event is such a fun and friendly one that all of us love including my daughter who enjoys marshalling!

Tonight I finally got out for a decent run after a few weeks of being too busy. Trying hard to be in shape for my 10 km race on the 6th December. I was worried that I would struggle with a 40 minute non stop run with only 3 minutes to recover before a final 10 minutes. Turned out I needn't have worried as I ran the fastest training run I have done for months (despite having to dodge crowds of running club members!).

I just have to try and squeeze in a few more training runs around my teacher training..
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