Archive for September, 2009

The Dying of the Light

September 29th, 2009 Comments off Widgets Tonight was a bit of a slow plod. I had a low point on the way out, somewhere near halfway, where I was just dragging my body through the motions, and feeling pretty heavy with it. But I persevered, mostly with the help of PJ Harvey’s astounding Mercury prizewinner Stories from the City, […]

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Hiatus Over

September 27th, 2009 Comments off

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have been wondering where I’ve been for the past week and a bit. Galavanting, that’s where1. Last weekend I nipped over to Clovelly, in Devon, to see my friend Steve. This weekend I was at my friends Kavey & Pete’s wedding anniversary party. In between I took a whistle-stop […]

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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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September 17th, 2009 Comments off

Today, for the first time, I didn’t use Get Running. I’ve only got a few runs left in the C25K programme, so I figured I’d play with RunKeeper, one of my options for continued geekiness after I check all of the little boxes on Get Running’s “progress path”. RunKeeper is one of the best iPhone […]

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That’s Another Fine Mess I’ve Gotten Me Into

September 15th, 2009 1 comment Widgets Today I did Week 8, Run 2. Instead of my customary mixed-up playlist, I took the chance to listen to this year’s Mercury prizewinner, Speech Debelle’s Speech Therapy. Running seems to be a good time to get back to the rather old-fashioned pastime of listening to entire albums, as long as they’re suitable. […]

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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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Week 7, Run 3

September 9th, 2009 3 comments

This evening, I failed. This is the first time I’ve found myself unable to follow an instruction from Get Running on the C25K. Specifically, I failed to stop. Today, I set off on yet another different route. This time, I headed into town instead of out of it, down the harbourside. That was fine; there […]

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Personal Best

September 7th, 2009 Comments off

I decided to try a little experiment this evening. Was my cheerful, bouncy performance on the last run because I’m getting better, or because of the different route I took? So, I went back to the old route, along the towpath. I also took my venerable Garmin eTrex along with me again. And I’m pleased […]

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Half Marathon

September 6th, 2009 Comments off

No, I’m not doing one. But I did pop out this morning and take a few photos of the Bristol half-marathon. Just thought I’d share!

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A New Way

September 5th, 2009 3 comments

Well now that, that was a doddle. Really. Week 7, Run 1, done. Today I decided to try a different route for the first time — not wildly different in direction, though, just along the other side of the river. Here’s the route on Gmaps Pedometer. But it’s amazing what kind of difference the width […]

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