Archive for the ‘illness’ Category


April 2nd, 2013 1 comment

Attentive readers will have noticed that I said I was going to diet and exercise and do a thousand and one other good things before the Bristol 10K. Then I went out for a couple of rubbish runs and haven’t been heard from since. This is due to the untimely arrival of the Dreaded Man-Flu […]

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Jogging and the Immediate Relief of Guilt

December 5th, 2012 Comments off

I’ve been feeling fairly guilty recently. Trying to learn iPhone programming from home has been pretty slow-going. And I’ve been letting a few other things slip — from arranging viewings of potential new houses to emailing my friend Carmen about popping around for paella. And I’ve not been jogging much. Then I got a cold. […]

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July 6th, 2012 Comments off

Bah. Just as I was crowing about how I’m getting better at getting back into running after a break, guess what happens? I get ill. A decent dose of Man Flu this time, with some gastric involvement thrown in for good measure. I won’t draw a picture. Suffice it to say that running much further […]

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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 […]

Not Running, but Walking

April 3rd, 2011 Comments off

It has been a crap weekend. I took Friday off to give myself some extra time for getting stuff done this weekend. Then on Friday I was ill, strangely feverish, and feeling really weird. That ended up in insomnia which kept me awake until about 3am on Saturday. Saturday I finally woke up at about […]

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Quick Update

November 22nd, 2010 Comments off

Bleurgh. Been a bit too busy to update, mostly because I spent most of the weekend before last either in London in a pub, or in Bristol entertaining people, often in a pub… As a result, I was completely knackered last week, and haven’t been running much. Also, I think I may be coming down […]

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Poorly Sick

June 21st, 2010 Comments off

You may have noticed that I’ve not posted in more than a week, which is a bit unusual for me. Nothing to worry about, but I’ve been laid low with some coldy/fluey thing that’s been going around at work. I seem to be recovering now. Hopefully I’ll be back out and running soon, probably on […]

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Recovery Run

February 3rd, 2010 Comments off

I think it’s quite fortuitous that this is the week I’ve been reading the chapter on avoiding injuries in John Bingham’s No Need for Speed. One of the things he talks about is how to pay attention to your body; how to listen to those early, gentle aches and pains that mean you should back […]

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January 31st, 2010 2 comments

Well, turns out I’m actually crazy. Crazy like those weirdos who go out running when they’re ill and tell you that it actually helps. Because it helped. Not only did it help, but in some ways, the illness seemed to help the running, too. My lack of concentration made me a bit forgetful. I forgot […]

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Illness and Fatigue

January 31st, 2010 Comments off

It’s a lovely day out there. Perfect running weather. Sunny and cold. Not sure if I’m going, though. I seem to be ill with some cold‑y thing that’s sapping my energy. I just slept for ten hours, got up, had breakfast, coffee and Lemsip, and I still don’t feel like I want to do anything. […]

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