At times I  think I could hire a Personal Assistant!

The logistics for completing races up and down the country can be a bit of a nightmare.

There’s been a lot of chopping and changing to my initial plan over the last week or two.

I was asked on Saturday night how I fit in the miles, the races, work? Plenty of planning and time management is the answer.

March 17th was the only day this year that I thought I wouldn’t get any miles done. I was working one job from 10.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m and a second job from 9.00 p.m. – 3.00 a.m.  I honestly didn’t see how I could get some miles in. The first job finished early and I was able to get out for a few miles at 7.00 p.m. before starting my second job.

On Friday night I went to a talk Gavan Hennigan gave in Crossfit Galway. It was a great evening. Since I last saw Gavan he has trekked the Yukon trail and crossed a 700km frozen lake in Siberia.

It was great to hear Gavan explain that with the right training, plenty of determination and I’m sure a bit of Irish charm that anything is possible. One of the main points I picked up on was the importance of stopping and taking some time to look around and realise what you have achieved.

I could run a lot more races than I do but I prefer to be a bit more selective in order to achieve the best results I can. I also want to enjoy each race to some extent.

Gavan has just been added to the list of speakers for a talk in Athenry on Wednesday 20th. He will join Frank Greally of Irish runner magazine and reknowned marathon runner Jerry Kiernan. It should be a great evening.

I won’t make it to this talk as I am running in Dundalk.

On 20th May a group of us will be doing a Firewalk in Galway Bay hotel in  aid of the Manuela Riedo foundation.

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It should be a great evening with music from Lewd Tunes and Phil Cawley of Today F.M. will be broadcasting his amazing Friday Night 80’s show.

There is still time to get mentally and physically fit  for the summer.

I will have outdoor bootcamps at South Park Claddagh s tarting on Monday 25th April. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.00 p.m.

Plenty of cardio, some kettlebells and Thursday’s class will focus on running.

€6 per class or you can sign up for monthly membership.