The First Bunny of Easter

Published April 17, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Welcome, one and all, to Easter Weekend 2014!

The weather here has been much more spring-like this week, which has been wonderful. The trees are all budding, daffs cover the grass verges and gardens are beginning to bloom. It won’t be long until the bluebells fill the hillsides!

Yesterday, we went for a lovely, sunny run. We ran along the harbour, and it was fantastic! We clocked in five miles, which was our scheduled Hal Higdon training distance.

And, we saw our first Easter bunny!

There are usually a lot of rabbits hopping around by the harbour, but this year I seem to have missed them all – until yesterday. This cheeky chappy was running quite happily in front of us, then hopped onto a garden wall, and sat in the garden watching us run past.

It was too cute! :)


Do you have time off this weekend? Any plans? Have you seen any Easter bunnies on your run?



Back to Running…

Published April 15, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Well, now that the excitement of our wedding is beginning to subside, my mind is beginning to drift back to running.

On Monday, I received an email telling me that the Perth Kilt Run entries are now OPEN!


This is an attempt to break the world record for the number of kilted runners participating in a race. It was a brilliant event last year – here’s my race report of 2013′s event.

And, if you’re interested in signing up, you can do so here

Now, I’ll need to get some miles in this week, in preparation for RnR Madrid: I can’t believe it’s only a week on Sunday! Yay!


Race to the Altar Recap :)

Published April 14, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Hello everyone! @TheWelshWookie and I competed our Race to the Altar on Friday, and have had a wonderful weekend with our families. This weekend involved plenty of fun, wonderful company, fantastic food and drink: it was everything I hoped for, and more!



As you know, our Wedding Day had the theme ‘Race to the Altar’, and we had lots of running touches throughout the day. We had:

A huge banner outside the venue, marking the Start Line to the race that is the rest of our lives together:


Each table was named after some of our favourite races, along with one of my ‘Wednesday Wisdom’ quotes!


Our cake topper were runners:


We had podium candles:


And a balloon arch over the cake table :)



We also had Nike IDs made especially for the day. We’ll be running in these in Madrid!

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Our favours were personalised medals. The guests loved them!


We had a wonderful day, with a gorgeous Nuptial Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, Lochgilphead. I was delighted to see that the church was full!

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Our dinner and dancing was in the village hall in Tarbert, and the band we had, The Democrats were fantastic! @TheWelshWookie and his brother got up on stage and did their rendition of The Beatle’s ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ which was fab!


We also had some ceilidh dancing thrown in, which was such a lot of fun.

At the end of the night, we finished the dancing with some Scottish classics: ‘Caledonia’, ’500 Miles’, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and Runrig’s live version of ‘Loch Lomond.’ Brilliant!


As the guests were leaving, and only those staying locally were left, we had some races up and down the hall! A perfect end to a great day! :)

Almost There…

Published April 10, 2014 by Tartan Jogger


Well, in a little over 24 hours, @TheWelshWookie and I will be getting married! I’m reblogging this video clip from my wedding blog, which I posted yesterday. I sure many of you will have seen this: it’s awesome!

Originally posted on Race to the Altar:

Well, we’re only about 41 hours away from Our Wedding!

How quickly has that come around?

I’m sure that many of you will have seen this already. But if you haven’t, I think this is fantastic!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all very, very soon :)

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The Playlist Swap Continues

Published April 8, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Frequent visitors will remember that Girl Runs Wild and I recently swapped MP3 players, and it was a fantastic experience! It was so different, discovering music I didn’t know, rediscovering some tunes I had forgotten about, and being surprised by tracks that we share on our running playlists.

We’ve extended the swap further, and it now includes The Running Princess (who is just back from running the Paris Marathon) and Early Bird Fitness.

So, I was delighted to receive this in the post:


This MP3 player came all the way from Kyla at Early Bird Fitness, and I can’t wait to try it out on my next long run! :)

It’ll probably be a post-wedding run, but will definitely be something I look forward to!

Do you have a favourite running track? What is it?




Monday Motivation

Published April 7, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Hi everyone, here we are at the start of Wedding Week! :o

Four days to go….. I know that it will be Friday before we know it!

If you’re struggling to get started on your fitness plans this week, or struggling to stick to plans you have made, I hope this helps. It’s from Pinterest, of course:



Do you have any big plans this week?

Tartan Running in NYC

Published April 5, 2014 by Tartan Jogger

Unfortunately, I haven’t been TartanJogging in NYC today, but many others have been :)

Today was the Scotland Run 10K, organised by New York Road Runners, and it kicks off Tartan Week in the city.

Lots of runners wore kilts, and ran to the skirl of the bagpipes. It looks like it was a lot of fun!

The race attracted almost 8,000 runners; I particularly liked the saltire on the race bibs!

Maybe I’ll get to run it in the future – who knows?

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