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Steamy Day

August 31st, 2012 Comments off

I was due for my midweek run yesterday, but I got a call from some friends who were going to go ride on a steam train with their two boys — would I like to join them? It turned out that the steam train was on the Avon Valley line, starting from Bitton, which is, […]

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May 27th, 2011 Comments off

I’ve not posted about running since the Bristol 10K, have I? That’s lax of me. Good news: it’s not because I’ve been that lazy about exercise, just about posting. Last Sunday I went up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs, which felt good. Since then I haven’t run at all, but that’s because I […]

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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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Cycling Up The Road

August 18th, 2010 Comments off

Cycling up Bridge Valley Road, to be precise. Steep. Although it’s clearly not all the same muscles that get used by cycling and running, at least the aerobic fitness from running is transferable. I could never have cycled up Bridge Valley Road this time last year. Today, on a nearly 9K‐cycle ride that took me […]

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On Wheels

August 15th, 2010 Comments off

My left hip’s been playing up a bit recently. It’s been quite achey the last couple of days, possibly because of the amount of walking I’ve done, heading to Ashton Court and back for various bits of the Balloon Fiesta. So, I figure I need a bit of a time‐out, especially as I don’t want […]

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January 10th, 2010 2 comments

Just another quick update: it’s still icy out there, but I’m keeping up the “doing some exercise” momentum. Just finished another 35 minutes on the exercise bike, this time distracted by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which seems suitably entertaining. And remarkably close to the original. Anyway. It was dull enough to do, […]

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January 6th, 2010 Comments off

It was hard enough walking to work today, so I haven’t been running. Nevertheless, I made sure to get some exercise. On top of walking a couple of miles to work and back through the snow, we had a snowball fight at work at lunchtime — well, in the park next to work, anyway. Must […]

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