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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