Archive | November, 2010

Roller Boots

28 Nov

Take a look at my boots after today’s practice. I was so pleased I had taped them up.

It was so snowy that only 10 of us made it to today’s practice. I am not impressed with this weather. It’s grim.

Roller Derby

27 Nov

This is awesome. I can’t stop watching it. Can’t wait for practice tomorrow. I hope I get there through the snow!

Roller Derby

25 Nov
I passed the try outs for my local team – Middlesbrough Milk Rollers – at the start of November but only managed to make 1 practice before I had to go on my travels, but last night was practice and I got to go and to try out my new skates.
I really enjoyed practice but I ache now. I know I need to work on my thigh strength so squats and lunges seem to be the order of the day.
My skates were good and I felt I was able to push a bit more towards the end of practice as my confidence grew. I am thoroughly enjoying learning to skate well but I’m still quite nervous about the contact bit – when we get to it….


22 Nov


17 Nov

I had a visit to the University of Pennsylvania today in Philly. Check out the skyline!

I’m really enjoying PA, the trees are gorgeous at the moment and it’s really lovely to drive around and look at all the pretty!

This evening was an easy run on the treadmill – not too long, not too high a pace. The running is going good at the moment, and luckily no injuries, which is such a blessing.


15 Nov

I’ve been in Pennsylvania for a day now, and I like it very much. I do however have the ugliest car on the planet from Hertz. Ugly, ugly, ugly: but at least it’s getting me from A to B.

It was a long run day today so that meant 60 mins on the treadmill (5.5 miles). I put on my Dorothy Dunnett audiobook and ran, and it actually wasn’t quite as horrible and boring as I thought it was going to be.

Newcastle Airport

14 Nov

It is early on Sunday morning and I’m at the airport drinking strong black coffee and waiting for my flight to Heathrow and then Philly. I can’t believe I had a whole week off last week, I still feel knackered!

Holy Island, Northumberland

13 Nov

After a run at parkrun this morning (sub 30 again – hooray) I drove up to Northumberland and took Rhiw for a lovely long walk on Holy Island. It was a perfectly clear autumn day with golden light – you can’t top Autumn days like that!


9 Nov

I’m off work on annual leave at the moment. Today the car went in for a service so I caught the train to Newcastle. Lunch was Pumpkin Soup from Scrumpy Willow, which was ok. Then it was home, dinner and off out to spend the evening with the rest of DD&H. Good fun!

Klm Food

3 Nov

I travelled back from Toronto on Klm to Amsterdam, and this is what I got for my vegan meal – super good hey?
Rice, tofu, veggies and baby carrots, with a nice side salad and a roll and fruit for dessert. Well done Klm!