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No Go-Go Mojo

March 20th, 2013 Comments off

Ugh. After my last 5K up Bridge Valley Road, you’d have thought that a simple 5K on the flat would have been a dream. But tonight’s slow 5K down the Portway and back was annoying. My hip ached, I was slow, and I just wasn’t feeling it. I think the only thing to do is […]

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Simple 5K

March 17th, 2013 Comments off

Today I stopped my post-Bath Half lazing around and started my seven-week countdown to the Bristol 10K by nipping out for an easy 5K up Bridge Valley Road and around a bit of the Downs. It felt ploddy, and I really wasn’t feeling the joy, even though the weather was unusually sunny (i.e. it wasn’t […]

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Losing Weight for the 10K

March 16th, 2013 Comments off

I don’t seem to be good at losing weight. Or rather, I’m not that bad at losing weight, but I’m also pretty good at gaining it, too. For the Bath Half, I was at the lightest weight I’ve been for any half-marathon I’ve ever done, I think; I am gradually reducing. But it’s very much […]

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Bath Half Marathon 2013

March 4th, 2013 Comments off

I wasn’t as worried about the Bath Half this year as I was last year. Last year I hadn’t done enough distance training. This year I managed a 15K including some fairly steep hills a week and a bit before the Half, so I reckoned I was ready. I also woke up yesterday morning having […]

Passing Around the Hat

February 25th, 2013 Comments off

This week, I probably won’t be running until Sunday, when I’m taking part in the Bath Half Marathon. This year I’m running to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis society. My mum died of MS nineteen years ago last month, and we still don’t have a cure or even much clue as to the causes […]

Don’t Be A Fair-Weather Runner

February 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Recently, I seem to have been a bit of a fair-weather runner. Do you know that feeling? You look out of the window at the dark skies and the rain, and decide that you could just as well go running tomorrow, when it might be nicer. If, like me, you live in England, you’ll already […]

Short and Long

February 18th, 2013 Comments off

I’m playing blog catchup today, because I’ve been for a couple of runs since the last entry. On Thursday I went out for a quick 5K along the Portway. Sadly I forgot to tell RunKeeper to stop timing me, as I found out about a half kilometre into my walk into town on Friday morning, […]

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Morning Post

February 2nd, 2013 Comments off

Look at my morning’s post. I think there’s a hint there that I should be training a fair bit during February. To get the month off to a good start, I went for a 7.5K jog up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs in today’s lovely sunshine.

Balanced Lifestyle

January 27th, 2013 Comments off

Spotted on yesterday’s run. Luckily, I didn’t want to go that way 😀 Yesterday I knew I was heading for the Grain Barge‘s Winter Beer Festival in the afternoon, so I figured I’d get out for some healthy exercise in the morning, at least. As it turned out, I felt up to a 7K trudge […]

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I Aten’t Ded

January 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Yes, not blogged for a while. Sorry. Blogging and running have both taken a bit of a back-burner, with both my fortieth birthday and the weather getting in the way a bit… My last run was a while back. Last Friday, I at least went on a 10K photo walk through the fresh snow, which […]

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