Everyone in London seems to be talking about what legacy the Olympics will have on the city and country. Thoughts range from more kids doing sports, increased volunteering, the union jack being a positive image, Brits becoming proud of their country etc.
Coming back to London after almost 2 years I’ve noticed a massive increase in cyclists and runners. There have always been lots of people running in the parks and in gyms across the capital, but for the first time I’m seeing quite a large number of people obviously running home from their office jobs in central London.
I feel people running home from work could be one of the many legacies from the London 2012 games.
I’ve not only neglected this blog, I’ve also neglected my running. I’ve run a few times in the past few weeks, well - I think I went for a run once in the last month! Shock horror…
I do have some sort of excuse, but it’s still pretty lame. I’m no longer a freelance worker, who can go for a run early afternoon on a tuesday or late morning on a thursday. I now have a full time fixed position job. Not only that, the job is in London. So I am now splitting my time between London and Berlin and still getting my head around all that that involves.
My plan is to run once a week in London mid week and then at least once more when I’m back in Berlin at weekends. Will keep you posted on how that one goes.
This is quite funny… But overall well done London so far on the Olympics. The opening ceremony was amazing, absolutely stunning, thoughtful, inspired, political and embracing all that is great about Britain… Danny Bolye made us all proud.
Loving watching the games, although sad for Paula Radcliffe having to pull out of the Marathon.
I got soaked going out running. I don’t think I’m a hardcore runner, as soon as I felt the heavy rain I headed home. I was running in the park and noticed the vast majority heading out of the park and a few committed souls continuing on their route. Hats off to them. I’m not sure how I’ll cope running in winter in Berlin….
It finally stopped raining long enough for me to dare to venture out with my runner on. Managed to do a few laps of the running track before it started to rain. It wasn’t too heavy and also made for a lovely rainbow as the sun was still trying to poke out too.
Felt great to do an evening run and now I don’t feel bad about eating cheese and drinking wine - hurrah…
I went running in Prospect Park when I was in Brooklyn a couple of weeks back. What a lovely park… It was completely rammed with runners and you had to run on the same track and in the same direction, there’s no freestyling in that park!
So in my trip to the US I managed to run in 4 different states, twice in big cities and a few times in the countryside.
It’s torrential rain here in Berlin, this makes it very hard for me to run…
The next part of my US holiday (I know I’m milking it) was in Martha’s Vineyard. The island looks a lot like Ireland but with great weather, win win!
Managed to get an early morning run in the second day I was there. There was a lot of water based activity with kayaking and swimming as well as eating amazing seafood, so I was glad I managed to fit one run in.
It was so peaceful and calm to run through the little winding lanes on the island, I was a bit scared of the ticks and catching Lyme’s Disease so I didn’t stray too far from the path…
The running track near my house has reopened and the better news is it’s exactly half way between mine and my running partner’s house.
We met there this evening. I was at the track earlier in the week and did a pitiful 2 laps. This evening with a bit of encouragement I made it to 6. It always surprises me how much further I run when I run with someone. I really do need someone giving me a gentle push…