Archive for April, 2012

Rain rain, go away…

April 29th, 2012 Comments off

And so ends another week where I only managed two runs. My lack of time this week was somewhat exacerbated by the current UK weather situation. The UK media have been having a (waterlogged) field day recently, because if there’s one thing that the British love talking about more than weather, it’s ironic weather, and […]

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On A Whim

April 24th, 2012 Comments off

The television coverage of the London Marathon should have been a great inspiration to go jogging on Sunday. Unfortunately I was watching it from behind a hangover, on a sofa quite a long way from home. I did, in the end, struggle out for a run on Sunday, but it was just a desultory jog […]

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Work Life Balance

April 21st, 2012 Comments off

I lost momentum a bit this week. I didn’t get out for two mid-week jogs, mostly because as well as being back in the office 9 to 5, I’m also working hard outside the office, and had a couple of evenings taken up with social stuff, too. Still, I managed to head out last night, […]

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Third Time’s A Charm

April 15th, 2012 Comments off

I’m managing to keep up the momentum, it seems. Just came back from today’s 7.5K around Leigh Woods. I’m still not back up to the level of fitness that lets me get up that hill in one uninterrupted jog, but it didn’t take long to get my breath back at the picnic table after the […]

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Some Run By Night

April 13th, 2012 Comments off

One of the problems I’ve faced while trying to get back into the habit of running three times a week is a lack of that mental itch that says “you’ve not been running recently, you know.” It hasn’t helped that this is a busy week, as I prepare for a return to an office job […]

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April 11th, 2012 Comments off

Despite the huge ominous cloud that was lurking over Bristol when I headed out this lunchtime, it actually turned out to be quite a sunny run in the end. Today was just a quick jog up Bridge Valley Road, along Ladies Mile, then back around that section of Clifton Down, finishing with lunch in Boston […]

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Three Times a Week

April 8th, 2012 Comments off

So, after the ropey Bath Half, I’m trying to get back to a level of fitness where I won’t embarrass myself at the Bristol 10K. That means getting back out and running three times a week, like I used to. So far, that seems to be going well. I headed out for 5Ks on Monday […]

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That First Kilometre

April 4th, 2012 Comments off

My plan to get back to running three times a week, to help me recover some fitness before the Bristol 10K, seems to be starting off okay. I followed up Monday’s run with another run today, so that’s my two weekday runs done. I’ll get something a bit longer in at the weekend. Today’s run […]

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Review: Jabra Rhythm headset

April 3rd, 2012 Comments off

I’m a 3 customer. In fact, I just used my 3 MiFi dongle to start writing this blog post in the “cloud”, from my comfy spot in Boston Tea Party in Clifton Village. I’ve been using 3 for mobile internet for years, and I find them a lot more reliable than cafe Wi-Fi. And their […]