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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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