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5 Miles

April 21st, 2013 Comments off

This morning I did a little work, then nipped out to run 8-and-a-bit kilometres, mostly through Leigh Woods. I was particularly happy to have kept going all the way, including up the damn steep part where I normally rest at a picnic bench about halfway up to get my breath back for a while. It […]

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Keeping Running

April 16th, 2013 Comments off

There’s very little I can say about the events at yesterday’s Boston Marathon finishing line. I can’t do much either, apart from to shudder at what it must have been like. And mostly avoid the news, as it’s now solidly locked into that frantic pedalling-in-thin-air it does when it quickly runs off the edge of […]

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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 […]

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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Spotting the Newbie Runner

January 6th, 2013 1 comment

Today I went out for my first run of the new year, just a simple 5K along the Portway. Along with the general jogging population were a few newbie runners. It’s always good to see new runners, and this week — the week of New Year’s Resolutions — is the most common time to spot […]

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Jogging and the Immediate Relief of Guilt

December 5th, 2012 Comments off

I’ve been feeling fairly guilty recently. Trying to learn iPhone programming from home has been pretty slow-going. And I’ve been letting a few other things slip — from arranging viewings of potential new houses to emailing my friend Carmen about popping around for paella. And I’ve not been jogging much. Then I got a cold. […]

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A Walk Instead

November 20th, 2012 Comments off

I was going to head out into Sunday’s sunshine for a pleasant daytime jog, but I got a call from a couple of very hungover friends who had ambitions on fresh air a bit further afield. We ended up doing this circular walk from Blagdon including Burrington Ham. It was a good way to spend […]

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Running with Company

November 8th, 2012 Comments off

A first for me this evening: the first time I’ve run in training with anyone else. Apart from race days, I’ve run solo up to now. This evening my friend Emmeline, who is trying to get back into jogging after a long break, accompanied me for a round-the-harbour outing at dusk. It was good. Not […]

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A Return to the Weekday 5K

November 3rd, 2012 Comments off

…although it was only *just* a return to the weekday 5K, given that I only got around to it on Friday. I was going to nip along the nice, flat Portway, but a friend wanted me to pick up some pancetta for a risotto she was cooking for us, so instead I jogged up Bridge […]

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Back to the Portway

October 28th, 2012 Comments off

Since my fastest ever half marathon, I’ve not done any jogging. Partly this is the usual break I take after every big long race. Partly it’s because I’ve been very busy. I took on a four-week contract at my old workplace at the same time I was still working on the Android version of Get […]