The miles are finally starting to build.  I’ve covered 90 miles in the past two weeks and yesterday I hit the 250 mile mark.   Yesterday was also the start of my second week of training for the Connemarathon on 23rd April.

I’ve been working on some yoga poses to open up my hips as I’ve been in a bit of pain for the past couple of weeks.  They were a bit tricky at first but I’m starting to feel the benefits.

I had a great turnout for last weekends running workshop.  There was a mix of people who were new to running and some experienced runners who were looking to get back running after injury.

My next running workshop is on Saturday 25th westside running track at 12.00 p.m.

If you are interested in taking up running this is the ideal place to start.

Have you completed 5km and are looking to run 8km distance?

Are you noticing pains in your leg becoming more frequent?

This workshop aims to help prevent injury by correcting your stride and proper running technique.

Matching proper breathing with your stride is also part of the workshop.

Next Tuesday we will be celebrating a key member of any triathletes diet, the Pancake,  then its all water and black tea for the next 40 days.

I’ve been saying for at least two years that giving up something for Lent is completely pointless.

I believe in a lifestyle choice not just a bit of penance that leads to quick fix results.

The weather is starting to get a bit warmer and the evenings are getting brighter.

Have you signed up for parkrun?  Have you been to more than one parkrun location?  Galway has parkrun in cappagh park knocknacarra and Rinville park Oranmore. Check out the parkrun website for a list of all locations.

Is your bike gathering dust in the shed?  There are plenty of Sunday spins on the go.

Local runs this weekend include Kilconieron,  Castlebar and Adare.

Grab your camera and get out for a walk.  You never know what you might see.

Go to a yoga class.  There are plenty of classes for beginners and experienced yogis.

Try a few new recipes.  Cheaper than takeaway and much healthier.  I have a recipe for a pizza base made from Cauliflower that is also gluten free.

Set yourself a realistic challenge!