So in an effort to trim down before my holiday at the end of the month, I have joined not one but two challenges. One to look after my nutrition and weight loss and the other to push my fitness goals.
Late on the 31st May, I spotted the sponsored advert for Run At Your Pace virtual challenge. It turns out that each month you can make a pledge to do 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150 or 200 miles. When registering you select your distance and pay an entry fee; £10 for the medal only or £14 to include a t-shirt.
I have always been fascinated by The Tudor’s, and started my family history hoping to find that I am related to Henry VIII or Anne Boleyn. I left high school straight after my GCSE’s, and did not get my first A Level until I was 24. I selected History and the coursework project question was, ‘talk about an area that benefitted from the industrial revolution’, or along those lines. The obvious choice for me was Cardiff and the growth docks area using the Glamorganshire Canal to bring coal down from The Valleys. My love of local history began!
Tramshed is the newest live music venue in Cardiff, which can host up to 1,000 attendees. It is a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central Station or the Bierkeller building in Grangetown. It is a Grade II listed, beautiful red bricked building, that used to be the tram depot and later the trolley buses in the 1900’s.
The Grangetown Tram Depot was one of six throughout Cardiff, and closed in 1953. In later years it became maintenance workshops for Cardiff Council’s vehicles. However in 1997 it was given a listed accreditation as a ‘rare surviving large building from a major tramway system’.
Just under an hour’s drive from home is the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. In attempts to keep in good health and get in shape, I often plan trips to the various walks, trails and hikes in the spectacular local scenery. I headed to the area known as Waterfall Country where an unusually large number of publicly accessible falls are to be found.