Archive for the ‘aches and pains’ Category

Blistering Height

August 28th, 2014 Comments off

I won’t be running this week, I think. Shame, as I’d hoped to start building up from my recent 10K practice run towards the Bristol Half Marathon, which is rushing towards me very quickly. On the plus side, the reason is because I walked up Snowdon for the first time. My friend Chris loves the […]

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Start Me Up

June 30th, 2013 Comments off

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been a teensy bit busy over the last little while. Not only did I nip off to the Islay Festival for a week, I also came straight back into a three-month nine-to-five contract that I’m doing on top of my usual work-from-home career. I’m not quite sure what […]

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Back On the Road Again

April 12th, 2013 Comments off

Good news: I got back out for a little run last night. Even better news: mentally, at least, it was good. It wasn’t the struggle of the last two runs, so I reckon they may have felt bad just because I was going down with flu. It was just 4K down the Portway and back, […]

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No Go-Go Mojo

March 20th, 2013 Comments off

Ugh. After my last 5K up Bridge Valley Road, you’d have thought that a simple 5K on the flat would have been a dream. But tonight’s slow 5K down the Portway and back was annoying. My hip ached, I was slow, and I just wasn’t feeling it. I think the only thing to do is […]

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Sunshine and Darkness

November 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Here’s a picture from last week’s jog, when I went out on Thursday, taking advantage of my new unemployed layabout freelance status by going for a 6K run around the Downs at lunchtime. It was a clear, fresh autumn-nearly-winter day, and I enjoyed the jog, mostly. Though I did drop back to a walk in […]

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November 14th, 2011 Comments off

After the aches and pains of Thursday, yesterday’s jog through Leigh Woods was very pleasant. While it was hard work in places, it was the right kind of hard work, the kind of hard work that left me standing at the tops of hills panting until I’d recovered, rather than the kind of hard work […]

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Aches and Pains

November 12th, 2011 1 comment

I didn’t jog last weekend, but instead went for a nice walk in Leigh Woods with my friend Emmeline. I love running in the woods, but it made a pleasant change having some company and going slow enough to carry the big camera around. I did get out for a mid-week jog, a 5K down […]

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April 17th, 2011 Comments off

I’ll start off with a nice happy picture, just to show that some of today’s run was quite pleasant. These are a few of the millions of bluebells currently carpeting Leigh Woods, which makes the woods even nicer than usual for jogging. And it was also a nice sunny day, as you can probably tell. […]

Sad Santas

December 7th, 2010 Comments off

I was a Sad Santa on Sunday. As were these other people. We’d all made our way to the Lloyds Amphitheatre to take part in Santas on the Run, a 2K charity fun run for the South West Children’s Hospice. As you’ll have worked out, the idea is for everyone to dress as Santa for […]

Back On The Jog

August 22nd, 2010 2 comments

Just back from a jog, for the first time since the Wednesday before last. Giving my hip a bit of a rest seems to have helped. Today I ran pretty much all the way around the entire green bit on the map — must make sure I include that last little triangle next time, just […]

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