Tag Archive for Donegal

Day 273 – Easter Saturday

The oldest brother and I went for a big walk today on the west coast of Donegal  – was a beautiful cold but sunny dry day and we had a great walk followed by a pint of Guinness, seafood chowder and some mussels in a wee old pub in Ardara…yum.  Went we got back to LK I had to run but was such a nice evening did not feel like so much of a chore …I headed up the old farm trail up to Woodlands and was home and tucking into a glass of red wine and a big juicy steak in no time….

  • Miles today: 3.1
  • Miles completed: 909.3
  • Miles to go: 185.7
  • Days to go: 92
  • Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

The Garmin crash still leaving me without record of my run.

Donegal walk…

Day 260 – St Patricks Day 10 miler

Got to bed so early last night that was wide awake and up at 8am so decided to head out to Glenveagh and do a longer run… it wasnt a very nice morning  – not tooo cold but quite dark and drizzly.  I love Glenveagh in all weathers though …when its dark and gloomy it seems moody and atmospheric and when the sun is shining there is no more beautiful place to be.  Did 5 miles out past the castle and up the valley and then turned around and ran back to my car…longest distance I have done in ages so I was really happy when I finished.  Happy St Patrick’s Day one and all.

  • Miles today: 10
  • Miles completed: 868
  • Miles to go: 227
  • Days to go: 105
  • Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3

Day 237 – Letterkenny run

  • Miles today: 3.2
  • Miles completed: 779.7
  • Miles to go: 315.3
  • Days to go: 128
  • Shoes: Brooks Ravenna

Was working from home in Letterkenny today  – went for run in town when I got finished up and before amazing Mum’s roast chicken dinner …yumyumyum.

Day 190 – Sunday morning run pre breakfast

As I was saying we were staying in a really lovely hotel this weekend in Donegal so decided to get up to get my run in before breakfast so that I could indulge completely in the 5 star breakfast sans guilt…. was great!  the run…while beautiful in terms of location was tough with body feeling the effects of amazing dinner and wine the night before.  Still it was good to do it!

  • Miles today: 3.1
  • Miles completed: 624.7
  • Miles to go: 470.3
  • Days to go: 175
  • Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3 (new for A/W 2012)

I can’t find my lead :-(

Day 189 – spamazing

We are in Donegal Town for the weekend, staying in lovely hotel with spa as part of my Christmas pressie from CW!   I went for run early afternoon in the worst rain …like 60 secs outside the door and was soaked…came back like a drowned rat… did the bare minimum …but it was all a soon distant memory when I arrived in the spa …took advantage of the sauna and hydrotherapy pool(great for tired muscles) before going in for my back neck and shoulder massage….bliss!   Oh to win the lottery ..

  • Miles today: 3.0
  • Miles completed: 621.6
  • Miles to go: 473.4
  • Days to go: 176
  • Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3 (new for A/W 2012)

Day 185 – New Years Day

New Year’s day in Culdaff  – slightly slow start to the day but had a great run with CW down to the beach and along the beach road.  Lots of people around though as there was a charity New Year swim in the sea.  The wind was pretty tough on the way  back but all in it was a good run before heading to the pub!

  • Miles today: 3.6
  • Miles completed: 609.3
  • Miles to go: 485.7
  • Days to go: 180
  • Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3 (new for A/W 2012)

Day 183 – Half way …woo hoo

Today is the day I have passed the half way point ….only another 182 days to go..Went out to run and could feel the excess of the last few weeks in my run …kinda looking forward to getting into healthy mode in January…just one last big bash before then!

Weather again really awful  – took at least 0.2 miles before watch found satellites due to cloud cover.

Miles today: 3.0
Miles completed: 602.4
Miles to go: 492.6
Days to go: 182
Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3 (new for A/W 2012)

Day 179 – St Stephen’s Day

Running in serious rain this evening.  Gone is the nice weather from yesterday morning’s run  – was miserable but helped put a bit of speed in the legs as just wanted to get finished and away from the cars threatening to soak me at every part of the run.

Miles today: 3.1
Miles completed: 589.9
Miles to go: 505.1
Days to go: 186
Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3 (new for A/W 2012)

Day 178 – It’s Christmas!

When I tell people I am doing this mental challenge I always get asked 2 questions straightaway….’Every day??’   quickly followed by  ‘Even on Christmas Day??’.  So today was the day and I had such a great run that I have reminded myself why I am doing this … there is no way I would have run today if it hadn’t been for this challenge … I might have thought about it …but I doubt I would have actually got up early to do it.  In the end Rathmullan beach was the destination of choice…it was one of those beautiful winter mornings ..the sun was shining with a real nip in the air… the tide was on its way out and as I hit the beach I was relieved to find good hard sand underfoot …it really could not have got much better.  We as a family  have much to be thankful for this Christmas and I reflected on this as I ran across the beach and back.  Happy Christmas to all my fellow 1095milers – have a good one.

Miles today: 3.1
Miles completed: 586.8
Miles to go: 508.2
Days to go: 187
Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3 (new for A/W 2012)

Day 177 – it was the night before Christmas…

Ran ‘down the back roads’ today in LK. Hills nearly killed me again – I think I am getting worst at this… Maybe in January I will have a fresh start again and I will feel the benefits of a good detox! But not now… headin to meet CWs family in Derry for a few sociables and Christmas merriness!

Miles today: 3.3
Miles completed: 583.7
Miles to go: 511.3
Days to go: 188
Shoes: Brooks Ravenna 3 (new for A/W 2012)
Days until Christmas run….0