Half Marathon Training: Week 16

Running, I just don’t think you and me are going to make it long term. It’s not you, really you’re great. I see other people who love you so I know this is just something with me. I don’t think we’re meant for each other running. I’m not going to “ghost” you. I’m not going…

New Cookbook – Miguel Barclay’s Fast & Fresh

I treated myself to a couple of cookbooks last week including this one as I’d started following Miguel Barclay a few months ago on Instagram and I thought his recipes seemed pretty cool. Basically his USP is he’s the one pound chef – all his recipes cost one pound or under to cook and they’re all…

Half Marathon Training: Week 15

We’re coming into the final countdown of training and for my long run this weekend, my friend (who’s also doing the half) and I decided to try out the race route so we would feel prepared on race day. We didn’t really think this plan through so when we arrived in Donabate and started running we…

Exploring Dublin: Lee’s Charming Noodles

Since coming home from Toronto I’ve been on the lookout for some great Asian food. My main reference point has been looking up pictures on instagram to see if I can spot anything that looks good. One of these finds was Lee’s Charming Noodles which is on Parnell street and I’d been meaning to go…

Half Marathon Training: Week 14

First off I want to say that I’m quite aware that this blog has devolved into a running blog and not so much a food blog anymore. I think this reflects that running has become a large part of my life now and I haven’t been doing anything exciting in the kitchen in a very…

Half Marathon Training: Week 13

Last week I finally got round to doing something that I had been putting off ever since I started training – I joined a gym. I haven’t ever really gone to the gym on a regular basis, there’s been a few tried but ultimately thought the gym wasn’t for me. Unfortunately for my training I…

Half Marathon Training: Week 12

I’m still working on my relationship with running. While we’re on the way to a better place it’s still a little bit rough. I can’t believe it’s been 12 weeks since I signed up to the half and while I feel like I haven’t really made any progress I started to look at my previous…

Half Marathon Training: Week 11

I’ve been in a real running rut lately. Running and I are going through a rough time and we’ve been close to breaking up. I can’t really put my finger on why I’m struggling with it at the moment. I think maybe because I had been doing really well and seeing such an improvement a…

Weekend Trip to Copenhagen

A couple of weeks ago myself and two friends visited Copenhagen as part of 30th birthday celebrations for my friend. I had heard that Copenhagen was expensive but had thought it was no big deal – like Dublin is expensive too right? I quickly realised that compared to Copenhagen Dublin seems extremely cheap but I…

Half Marathon Training: Week 10

This week I was so eager to get back to where I was before my illness that when I went for my first run this week I really pushed myself to go faster and faster. Then I woke up the next day to such pain in my calves that I could barely walk never mind…

Half Marathon Training: Week 9

I’m finally feeling back to my normal pre-flu self. It’s not just that I’m no longer coughing up a lung or running a fever. I actually feel rested when I wake up in the morning and it feels so great. I know I sound really over-dramatic about the whole thing but when you feel lousy…

Half Marathon Training: Week 8

This is a belated post as I was in Copenhagen last weekend but honestly I was still in recovery so my running hasn’t been great and I haven’t been able to do a long run in a few weeks. I’m still going to log my stats for this week and I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll break…