Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Back on the Road.

Following my longest absence from running in years (over two months), I took to the roads yesterday evening as the sun was setting.  A beautiful evening it was too... strange days for November.  The route was simply down to the pier, up to Cóilín Daddy's house and then back - three miles on the dot.  To be honest, I thought I would suffer a bit more for my absence than I did, but having said that it was still tough enough from the two mile mark onwards.
Why did I abstain?  I wasn't carrying an injury, I wasn't sick and I didn't have a death threat hanging over me from the anti-running terrorist group.  Simply, I felt like taking a wee break.  Hopefully this has enthused me to get back in love with the open roads.
Now I'm targeting the Tombrack 4 miler in Wexford, on December 14.  Away we gooooooooooooo.... 


  1. I just started my break. I can't wait to get into it!

  2. Good to hear you're back running again - and back in our blogosphere. The rest will have done you good. Wish I could force myself to take one, it all gets a bit much after 27 years! Stick at it.

  3. I also need a break, but I don't like missing even 1 day of running... So if you don't mind I think I will take one of your months rest, So 4 weeks for you and 4 for me!!!

    I think I will go for a run ofter the 4 weeks of rest you have just given me, I think it's time.

  4. Great to hear you are back running and planning to run a race on December 14. You have enough time, Brendan, ... you'll be adequately trained for the 4 miler in Wexford and enjoy the event.

  5. How was that Tombrack 4? Did you do it? We want you back on the road and firing on all cylinders throughout the coming year. Wishing you and yours a Very Happy 2014....

  6. Completely agree with Runningfox (see above his comment): You would have to go back along the running path!

    I'll probably run my first race of the year next Sunday, January 5th: it willl be a 7 km short race which is really an odd distance: I have heard of 5 and 10 km short race but not of 7km. Anyway, running that race will give me motivation according to my goals: I'll try to run a race a month this year.

    I will be looking forward to reading about your runs, Brendan.
    Happy New Year!

  7. Thank you Giorgio and Runningfox... I had to cancel Tombrack due to the bad weather here... but I'm back and definitely fired up for 2014!