I used to hate long distance running. I would watch runners go past and envy the fact that they could do it – and wondered why they liked it.
Strangely enough that all changed earlier this year. I had heard about an App for my phone which could help you get from ‘couch potato’ to a runner (possibly good enough for the Olympics… okay, I can dream).
I have stuck to the challenges and kept running a few times a week (once every two days when I’m being really good).
A friend of mine in London posted information about the first Big Gay 10K in London on Facebook and I was hooked…
The route will go along the River Thames – It means I get to run past icons like the London Eye, Tate Modern, Big Ben and Westminster! Fab!
You’re allowed to RUN it, WALK it, MINCE it…
It’s a great excuse to get my legs out.
I may not make it to October…
I would love it if you took the time to check out my Just Giving page – You may even like to make a small donation for the wonderful charity. (That’s the easy bit – I’ll be the one running around London in September).
A good friend of mine is doing her bit to help make Planet Earth a more environmentally friendly place. A few months my friend worked hard on installing a new water system for her toilet – that runs on rain water.
It is astounding to think that there are so many people in the world who have little or no access to clean drinking water yet in most developed countries we flush out toilets with it.
My friend, Liz, being an IT whizz – decided to make a little video of their new system. It looks simple – although I don’t think I would know where to start.
DIY is not my strongest point.
The plan was to save money and be inventive. Five years on we’ve done both while saving water, electricity and having fun along the way. One of the most interesting projects to date has been our rainwater WC. We have a long-term aim to have some independence from mains electricity water and heat. The WC didn’t cost much and it’s very simple.