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Balanced Lifestyle

January 27th, 2013 Comments off

Spotted on yesterday’s run. Luckily, I didn’t want to go that way 😀 Yesterday I knew I was heading for the Grain Barge’s Winter Beer Festival in the afternoon, so I figured I’d get out for some healthy exercise in the morning, at least. As it turned out, I felt up to a 7K trudge […]

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July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Today we spent a few hours wandering around the Elterwater area. At the end, we headed for the lovely Chesters By The River cafe, and I rewarded myself with salmon and pea frittata, which was lush 😀

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July 8th, 2012 Comments off

Well, that was a nice Sunday morning jog. Out the door at a quarter past eight, up Bridge Valley Road and around a bit of the Downs, then back home via the shops to buy ingredients for a brekkie of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a bagel. As ways to start you day go, […]

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Balancing Act

March 30th, 2011 1 comment

I’ve got a problem at work. Well, okay, I have several problems at work, including the irritating fact I have to go there every day. But the problem I want to share today is the Problem of the Spare Desk. Since our team moved floors a couple of months ago, I’ve had to sit next […]

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A Teensy Little Jog

July 1st, 2010 Comments off

I had a day off work. It looked like a nice morning for a little jog. So, I went out for a little jog. Which turned into a longer jog. Which turned into a bit of an epic. I did set out with the idea of going for a longish run. I set off with […]

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Belly Talk

June 30th, 2010 Comments off

Back in April, I mentioned that I wanted to lose some weight. At the time, I was 16 stone, 12.5 pounds. That’s  236.5lbs, or about 107 kilos. I procrastinated for a bit, I had a couple of false starts, but then I got on, and stuck to, a restriction in my calories for a good […]

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Busy busy busy

June 9th, 2010 Comments off

I’m crazy busy this week, so this is going to be a quick post in between me coming home from my run and stretching 🙂 I just got out for 5K, for the first time since last week, and it was okay. I wasn’t really feeling like running — I think I might be coming […]

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Simple Bank Holiday 5K

May 31st, 2010 Comments off

Today’s jog was a very simple, slow 5K out down along the towpath and back. I almost didn’t go; I’ve had a fairly busy weekend, not enough sleep, and I was pretty tired. But I bought this chocolate flapjack, see, at lunchtime, from Chandos Deli in Clifton Village. And it was meant to be my […]

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April 26th, 2010 Comments off

Just a very quick update tonight. I took last week off after my 15K effort last Sunday, but I got back on the road again tonight. It was a nice easy 5K out along the Portway. I had intended to go down the towpath on the other side of the river, but I was confounded […]

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Built for Comfort

April 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Welcome to the 100th blog posting on Matt Gets Running 🙂 To mark the occasion, here’s a video of my (Good) Friday run, along the Avon Gorge towpath, up the hill into Leigh Woods, around a little detour—to reverse out of some of the worst of the mud I ran into!—and then back to the […]