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A Wobbly Road to Recovery

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I arrive home from work and my new watch declares another 2 hours of recovery are required before I can commence training. What else is there to do but crack open a bottle of Chardonnay and tune in to The Biggest Loser? I had a rather enjoyable time watching the four finalists crank out a [...]

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All Hail the Canal

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It was a weird weather day again today, oscillating between glorious sun and then freak hail storms. I found myself ripping my waterproof on and off as each cloud passed by and eventually gave in and left it on for maximal sweat loss. This years Juneathon is going to be associated with an extreme calorie [...]

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An Ok Jubilee

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The Jubilee celebrations created sufficient diversion for us to escape the city unobserved. We were heading for the in-laws and I've never seen the North Circular so clear. Fortunately our route took us alongside the Thames at Mortlake and we caught a section of the flotilla making its way towards the main action. I had [...]

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Debts have to be paid

So Juneathon has started again and the treadmill has been dusted off for more late night action. I've spent the last two nights running through midnight and have been left pondering which day to log. Is it the start or finish that counts? I could easily have skipped this evenings run for an early night [...]

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Juneathon Day 21

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I've been pouring over my stats and trends this evening and it just confirms that this Juneathon is not going to rattle the record books. Multiple 2k runs just don't cut the mustard and by day 21 I still haven't racked up a complete marathon. That sort of benchmark gives me a whole new appreciation [...]

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Mitcham Common Adventurers

We set off in the direction of adventure and the uncharted waters of the eastern wedge of Mitcham Common. Unfortunately it didn't prove to be entirely virgin territory and we had to endure quite substantial size-related abuse from the native youths walking their bull terriers. It's easy to overlook these scrub-like triangles of Mitcham Common, [...]

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Dress Rehearsal

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Yesterday we were at a friends wedding for the day. It felt like a dress rehearsal for our own nuptials, now just 4 weeks away. I left with many mental notes of missing plans and inevitably spent this evening trying to plug the gaps. I ended up getting stressy over playlists, ribbons and table layouts [...]

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A Brief Recommendation

As ever with Juneathon it's the blogging challenge that gets me first. I can almost run daily, I can certainly think about running daily but I just can't cope with the pressure of blogging about running daily. Fortunately there are many out there with greater creative stamina than me. If you fancy some artistically succinct [...]

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My Treadmill

I came downstairs fully kitted out and found someone else on my treadmill. My treadmill. I remember when  I was the only runner in the house, now the cat, the lover and her dog want a go. Day 6 Tally Runs: 5/6 Run Distance: 2k / 11.06k total Alcohol Free Days: 2/6

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Press ups for June

Having spent the entire day hobbling with my dastardly plantar fasciitis I decided it would be wise to take a day off the running. Yesterdays barefoot treadmill run didn't help matters at all. Barefoot running was supposed to offer a miracle cure for plantar fasciitis but I don't think I have perfected my barefoot form. [...]

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