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Summertime Continues

Summer has continued here in West Wales. For a start, according to the weather station we are currently at 17 days and counting without rain. We also hit a maximum temperature for the year of 31.1ºC recently. We could do with some rain though just for the sake of the new lawn. Talking of the...

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Chilling in the Garden

Temperatures were in the high 20’s at the weekend. Skies were blue and breezes were light. I’m not permitted to do much at the moment so other than the odd walk much of the weekend was spent chilling in the garden. There are lots of candy floss colours around the garden at the moment. The...

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Heart Attack Medical Records

People have been asking for updates on my heart attack recovery progress. There isn’t a huge amount to report here yet. As you can imagine, I haven’t really been doing much so don’t have much to blog about. I have been chilling on the patio in the sunshine though. I am feeling a little better...

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Those Bees!

I probably can’t really blame this on my recent heart attack but I may as well. Having been out of action for a few weeks I haven’t been able to inspect the bees properly. Typically this was during peak swarm season and sure enough the bees made the most of it. I did manage to...

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Ticking Over

Well, it’s been two weeks since my heart attack and things have been ticking over slowly. Not much has been happening really, hence the lack of blog posts. As far as I’m concerned I’m not allowed to do much so Anna has been looking after me. I am able to go for easy walks. We’ve...

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Cardiac Quadrathlon – Don’t Try This At Home!

What, no blog posts for a while? The reason for this will be revealed below. A Quadrathlon at Home Sunday 13th June started like any other really with some training for me. I was up early, the weather was good and I had plenty of plans. Not having raced last year due to coronavirus restrictions...

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Tryfan in the Drizzle

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the hills, and even longer since I’ve been there with other people. It was therefore nice to get out with the ‘Aber Sport & Exercise Science’ crew for a scramble up Tryfan on Wednesday. It had been arranged for a while and I’d booked a day off...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Laugharne to Tenby

Coast Path Vital Stats Laugharne to Tenby Distance: 18.33 miles Elevation Gain Today: 991m Highest Elevation: 124m Time: 4:16:29 Av. Pace: 14:00 mins/mile Calories: 2175 Totals to Date Total Distance: 884 miles Total Time: 165:23:50 Total Elevation Gain: 25566 Total Calories: 82374 Distance to go: 199 miles Here we go again, another day on the...

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Stretching the Weekend

Having worked additional hours on Wednesday and Thursday I’d hope to finish early on Friday thereby stretching out the weekend a little. As is often the case things cropped up at work and I ended up staying there until later than usual anyway. So much for my plans! Not to worry though we still managed...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Llansteffan to Laugharne

Coast Path Vital Stats Llansteffan to Laugharne Distance: 15.16 miles Elevation Gain Today: 480m Highest Elevation: 89m Time: 3:09:15 Av. Pace: 12:29 mins/mile Calories: 1674 Totals to Date Total Distance: 866 miles Total Time: 161:07:21 Total Elevation Gain: 24575 Total Calories: 80199 Distance to go: 217 miles This weeks Coast Path run saw me running...