Its been a quiet week on the activity front.

I was working at Electric Picnic last weekend and although I had one of the best jobs going it took its toll on my feet. Not exactly what I need with Clarinbridge Marathon coming up on Saturday. My legs are feeling fairly fresh so thats one less thing to worry about.

I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night trying to work out what county i’m running in this week. Thankfully my next couple of races are relatively close to home.

I’ve been trying to find a race in Kildare and in Munster. So far everything is going to plan.

Yesterday I was fairly nervous about Saturday’s marathon. I haven’t run a marathon since April 2014. Have I enough work done? Will my legs hold up? Its natural to be nervous prior to such a big run. Its a looped course which can be a help. I’m just going to use the first couple of loops to work out what areas I need to work on and where I can relax. Who knows I might surprise myself.


omaille-instagramI joined Instagram yesterday so if you use it please check out “omaillefitness”. Nothing too exciting up yet other than pictures from Electric Picnic.


Another date for the diary – Saturday 17 September  Galway Zombie Walk in aid of ‘Jigsaw’. I’m not sure yet if i’m going to take part. I might just go down and take some pictures.

I’m going to have to think of an event for national fitness day on September 16th. If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

Galway City Council  have written a draft for some new “Bye Laws”. From what I can gather theses bye laws are to be put in place to curb anti social behaviour such as drinking in public, smoking in playgrounds, horses roaming around housing estates etc. Unfortunately for the council the draft has been very poorly worded which could result in a complete ban on all outdoor activities, kicking a football on a beach – running along the Claddagh etc.    Take a moment to think of the poor ‘Community Warden’ who will have to prevent me running along the Claddagh.

They won’t even be able to chase me on a bicycle or segway to issue me with a fixed fine. My training runs could soon start to look like a Macnas parade from 20 years ago.

Best of luck to everyone running at the weekend wherever you are.