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The Sun and the Rain

November 22nd, 2009 1 comment

You never know whether it’s going to be a good run until you get out there. Today I woke up at 6:30am with a headache. I got up, took two paracetamol, and went back to bed. When I got up again at 11am, I still felt a bit rubbish. Nevertheless, because it looked like it […]

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Everything is for the best…

November 15th, 2009 1 comment

…in the best of all possible worlds”. I’d not noticed this bit of literally Panglossian optimism in Babshambles’ Deft Left Hand before. But it seemed to be the theme of the morning, as I climbed up into the sunshine on the Downs, and my iPod randomly picked the most cheerfully British of Pete Doherty’s output, […]

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Power in the Blood, Justice in the Sword…

November 1st, 2009 2 comments

…when the call it comes I will be ready for war.” Today’s title is from Alabama 3’s fantastic track Power In the Blood, from the album of the same name. It helped me get off to a nice start on the Downs after I’d clambered up Bridge Valley Road. I woke up to the sound […]

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The SIx Million Millimetre Man

October 15th, 2009 4 comments

Tonight I avoided hills, and went out on a nice flat route, to bump up my distance a bit, and see if I could do 6K rather than 5K. I’m starting to understand the phrase “to hit your stride”. The first third of tonight’s jog was quite ploddy, and I wasn’t enjoying it much. Then, […]

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Run/Reward

October 12th, 2009 Comments off

Just a quick update today. This evening was very much like the last run — up Bridge Valley Road, along Ladies Mile to take me to the far side of the Downs, where the water tower is, then the final bit of the loop back to Clifton Village. Where I stopped off in a chip […]

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The Tide Is High, I’m Holding On…

October 8th, 2009 1 comment

Actually, to be fair, the tide wasn’t high. My run took me along the Portway again tonight, next to the river, and it was very much low tide, with the steep, muddy banks of the Avon glistening on my port side. But I was listening to Blondie’s Greatest Hits, so the song was in my […]

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