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On A Whim

April 24th, 2012 Comments off

The television coverage of the London Marathon should have been a great inspiration to go jogging on Sunday. Unfortunately I was watching it from behind a hangover, on a sofa quite a long way from home. I did, in the end, struggle out for a run on Sunday, but it was just a desultory jog […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Journeys, not Destinations

December 29th, 2011 2 comments

I’m ill. Which is fine. I’d specifically planned to do bugger-all during the period between Christmas and New Year, and if you’re going to loaf about unshaven for a few days, you might as well fit a cold in while you do it. It helps that — so far — it’s just a regular winter […]

Arcade Fire

January 20th, 2011 Comments off

Things I found out on my run last night: 1) It was cold. 2) My hip aches. 3) I was tired. 4) I don’t much care for Arcade Fire. Still, I think it was probably important to drag myself out, reluctantly, for my first mid-week run of the year. I’ve got to build some momentum […]

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Playlist

May 8th, 2010 Comments off

My playlist for tomorrow. I won’t get through all of this, because there’s two-and-a-half hours of music there. It’ll be on shuffle. Song Artist America The Indelicates The 32nd Of December Babyshambles Science Monkey Swallows The Universe Spinnin’ Speech Debelle Acetone Kenickie Arcady Peter Doherty Albion Babyshambles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles […]

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Simple Sunday

March 21st, 2010 Comments off

Nice and easy today, after last weekend’s 12K effort. I was meeting friends at Bristol Zoo at 11, so I had to get up early to get running first. Which I did manage, despite the best efforts of the LUNs — my shorthand for my Loud Upstairs Neighbours — who managed to wake me up […]

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The Eighties Are Coming to Get Me

March 10th, 2010 Comments off

I think the new shoes have done the trick. Something has, anyway, as tonight’s run was lots better than my last 5K effort down the Portway. My hip feels fine, and I didn’t feel totally knackered from the get-go like I did last time, either. Which is all good. Even better, there were actually some […]

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Simple Seven

February 21st, 2010 1 comment

I went to a cocktail party last night. Even though I don’t drink, it meant I was up until about 2am, so I didn’t drag myself out for a jog until about half past one today. Bit of a contrast from last week’s 7am enthusiasm! Anyway, to get myself going, I downloaded Lady Gaga’s album […]

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I Love the Taste of Croissant in the Morning

February 14th, 2010 Comments off

I don’t exercise in the morning. I’m just not a morning person. Virtually all my running is done in the evening, or, at the very earliest, lunchtime, at the weekends. So. A bit odd, then, that this morning I woke up just before the alarm clock did that quiet little *clonk* it does when the […]

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Thaw: The Return of the Lardarse Runner

January 17th, 2010 Comments off

Hurrah! At last, I’m back out on the street (that made me sound like a desperate hooker, didn’t it? Hmm.) The snow has mostly melted away — the only bits I saw were the huge lumps that have been rolled to the sides of Clifton Down here and there, as pictured, transitory snow-boulders that stand […]

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You should watch — watch your step…

January 3rd, 2010 Comments off

…don’t look out you’re going to break your neck.” The Primitives’ fab 1988 single, Crash, poured some good advice out into my headphones as I ran this evening. Because it was bloody freezing. Look, even my WeatherPro iPhone app said it was minus 0ºC. That’s like freezing, only even freezinger.1 Luckily, the ice seemed to […]

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