A quick update

To say that things have been a little hectic recently would be somewhat of an understatement. And they haven’t really calmed down, to be honest. So I guess I’m just going to have to live with this new level of frenzied activity. Which means I’m going to have to become a whole lot more disciplined about setting aside time to, you know, eat, think… and write!

In anticipate of this new, significantly more organised me, here’s a quick update on what’s been going on recently. Natalie and Molly are both fine. At least, they were when I last saw them on Tuesday. (I said it’s been a bit hectic, right?) Despite Molly (my Labrador) now being five, everybody still thinks she’s a puppy. Which will give you some indication of her typical behaviour. Definitely no danger of her calming down any time soon.

Work’s going well. I’m currently working on a longer-term (which, for me, means anything longer than a couple of months) project in the lovely nautical town of Falmouth, deep in Cornwall in the South West of England. I’ve rented a cottage there for the winter, so currently spend about half of my time here and the other half at home. Natalie and Molly spend as much time here as they can, too. More for the beaches, I suspect, than because I’m here.

I’m still running. I try to run four or five times a week, a mixture of shorter, more focused speedwork or hill sessions, a couple of hour-long runs at a decent pace, and a longer run of one and a half to two hours. I do most of my running off road, which is much more fun – even if I do tend to end up covered in mud. Here in Cornwall, I’m right next to the South West coast past, which provides for some spectacular views. And an awful lot of hills.

In my last post, I introduced you to The Lifeboat Crew, which is my rather fun project to raise awareness of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and its work in saving life at sea. Well, things are going from strength to strength with the project and we’ve visited some great lifeboat stations. And the project seems to have really captured peoples’ imaginations, too, which is great. Find out more on Twitter, on Facebook or on the project’s website.

So that’s a quick summary of what I’ve been up to. I’ll try really hard to write more frequently, I promise. And with so much going on, I should at least have plenty to write about…

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