Archive for the ‘failure’ Category

New Year’s Resolutions: Journeys, not Destinations

December 29th, 2011 2 comments

I’m ill. Which is fine. I’d specifically planned to do bugger-all during the period between Christmas and New Year, and if you’re going to loaf about unshaven for a few days, you might as well fit a cold in while you do it. It helps that — so far — it’s just a regular winter […]

Building Back Up

July 17th, 2011 1 comment

After my last somewhat dispiriting post, some good news. I’ve been making an effort to get back into the habit. I’ve not suddenly turned into the kind of jogging ninja I was fantasising about back then (shame, as The Jogging Ninja would be a good name for a blog) but I have at least got […]

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Everybody Needs a Montage

June 30th, 2011 5 comments

I’ve had my failures. Most of them, with running so far, have been individual screwups. Bad runs, bad shoes, that kind of thing. But at the moment, I’m facing a larger failure. I’ve repeatedly failed to lose weight since I started running, but recently — the last year or so — I’ve been actively putting […]

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How Not to Train for a Half Marathon

February 21st, 2011 Comments off

From recent experience, here are a few tips on how not to train for a half marathon: Pick a half-marathon that’s run at the beginning of March. This makes sure you have to keep training through the freezing, dark winter months. The Bath Half Marathon is an ideal choice. Pick an over-ambitious training plan that […]

Fatter than Santa

November 4th, 2010 2 comments

When someone at work emailed me about Santas on the Run, it didn’t take me long to sign up. I mean, for only a tenner you get to run around Bristol city centre in a Santa costume with a bunch of other nutcases without actually being arrested. And you get to keep the Santa suit […]

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October 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Well, that run was rubbish. In fact, it wasn’t even a run. For some reason, when I got to the top of Bridge Valley Road, I lost all motivation. It seemed partly physical, partly mental — I just gave up, really. I tried to push on and run again after I’d walked for a bit […]

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