Archive for August, 2009

Quick Progress Post

August 31st, 2009 Comments off

Just a quick update, today, as it’s late. It’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK, and I used it for the traditional British Bank Holiday pastime — DIY. So, I didn’t get out for my run until late: after I’d finished wallpapering. Now I’ve tidied up, it’s almost bedtime. I should sleep well, because […]

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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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Statistical Significance

August 27th, 2009 Comments off

I’m not very quick at this running lark. To be fair, I’m not that quick at walking; I think I’m just a generally slow mover 🙂 I just plotted yesterday’s run using the sweet little GMap Pedometer site. The running bit of yesterday’s route turned out to be 1.6 miles, so at twenty minutes, that […]

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You Just Put One Foot In Front of the Other

August 26th, 2009 5 comments

Well, I won’t pretend that was anything other than a long, damp slog. It’s raining out there, my left hip is sore, and my energy levels weren’t fantastic. But I feel quite a sense of accomplishment now, I’ve got to say. Today was the final run of Week 5 in the C25K. It’s the first […]

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A Brief Note About Rewards

August 25th, 2009 Comments off

It pays to reward yourself when you’ve accomplished something. My main problem is that food is often a reward for me, which is a little counterproductive when you’re trying to lose weight 🙂 So, to mark the halfway point, I just dug into my savings and ordered myself a microphone I’ve been uhmming and ahhing […]

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Bridges in Distance are Closer Than They Appear

August 24th, 2009 3 comments

Today’s run was the second run of week five, the halfway point of the C25K. So, this is a slightly extended edition of the blog 🙂 First off, I’d like to say a quick “thank you!” to all who’ve supported me so far, especially people who’ve commented on the blog here. I don’t always reply […]

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August 24th, 2009 Comments off

I’ve been at a wedding this weekend. The wedding was on Saturday, but I stayed overnight and came back yesterday. And did nothing, nothing whatsoever. This wasn’t for the traditional reason, either — I don’t drink, so there was no crippling hangover. It’s because as well as being a guest, I was the wedding photographer. […]

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Hello, Week Five

August 20th, 2009 2 comments

I’m glad I’ve noticed this: it’s the first few minutes that are often hardest, not the last few. Today I barely had the energy to get started dragging my lardy frame through the motions. I think it’s a question of momentum. Intellectual and emotional momentum. The same effect that means you can procrastinate for three […]

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Four Out of Nine Ain’t Bad

August 17th, 2009 4 comments

Wow! I didn’t realise until I just checked that today was the final run of week four! So, that’s 12 runs down, and 15 to go. Nearly halfway! Today wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t too hard, either. My new kit definitely helped a bit. The nice new hole-through-the-middle water bottle was easier to carry, and […]

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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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