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Sock it to me

November 10th, 2009 Comments off

Running is pretty simple, as sports go. There’s not a lot of sexy equipment. So far, I’ve got away with some good shoes, some socks, some shorts, and a top or two. But I added a complication at the weekend. My cheap Puma sport socks were a bit rubbish, especially if it had been raining […]

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Misty Morning

October 18th, 2009 5 comments

I did something unusual today: got out first thing in the morning for a run. I managed it — just a standard 5K along my old towpath route — but I wasn’t really feeling the love. I don’t know whether that’s because I’m not used to jogging at 9am, or whether it’s just because I […]

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Reward

September 18th, 2009 2 comments

I’ve decided what my reward’s going to be for getting to the end of the C25K. I’ve been needing a new compact camera for a while now. My venerable Konica‐Minolta DiMage X‐60 was a good first digital camera, but it’s now battered, bruised and lacking in battery staying‐power. Not only that, but at 5 megapixels […]

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Aye, there’s the rub

September 13th, 2009 Comments off

Today’s update is brought to you by Lanacane Anti‐Chafing Gel. In my 28‐minute road‐test this evening, it did exactly what it says on the tube. I recommend it to any other runners out there whose thighs (or anything else, for that matter) tend to rub together a bit too much… Anyway, with that bit of […]

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New Shoes

August 29th, 2009 1 comment

Today I bought new running shoes. I figured it was about time. I went into Moti on Whiteladies Road, because they seemed quite friendly the last time I went in, and they were great. I basically told them I was a beginner and threw myself on their mercy. Helpful sales guy checked out my feet […]

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Shopping

August 16th, 2009 Comments off

Today I took a quick trip to Moti, a running shop on Whiteladies Road, not too far away from me. It seemed like a nice place, full of helpful people, and with a lot of customers, considering it was a Sunday. They also seemed well geared‐up for the runner, with a treadmill in the middle […]

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