Boxing Day Wash Out

Boxing Day started so bright and promising. We had been planning the Boxing Day 10k for months. It was to be Lynn’s first “event” and we were taking it sufficiently …

GNR Anxiety

The Great North Run race pack arrived yesterday. A high level of anxiety followed its opening. Enclosed was a Team Bupa technical t-shirt which was so tight it finished a …

A Common Error

I spent the morning in bed, plotting long distance scenic routes on mapmyrun. By the time I’d settled on one it had just tipped over to the afternoon and I …

Weather Girls

The Weather Girls appeared out of nowhere to kick off my playlist and of course the rain soon followed. I’m rather grateful for this months drought declaration. I bought a …

Park Running Joy

I got up early enough to hit traffic jams in the Royal Parks – hordes of runners and dog walkers trying to enjoy the beautiful winter sun on the frosty …

Habit Forming

I’m in search of habits – little habits. I’ve signed up to something called 3 Tiny Habits. I don’t know much about yet as it hasn’t started but I’m guessing …

Cut Short

My hairdresser doesn’t force me to partake in an hours worth of small talk and almost never asks me about my holiday plans for the year.  We talk a little …

Excess Offset

The non-runner dragged me out on another run this Saturday, and I mean literally dragged. I clung on to her belt for dear life as she tried to master pace …

Knit One, Pearl One

My running seems to be oscillating wildly between run one, love one, hate one. Today was time for another “love one”, thankfully. I wish you could tell how you’re going …

New Shoe MoJo

I cut last weeks long run short to attend pressing matters at the allotment so this week I thought I’d reverse my priorities – head to the plot first and …

Running Sans Erythrocytes

I wasn’t on top form when my alarm went off on Saturday morning but by lunchtime I was beginning to contemplate an intermediate distance run along the river. By 3 …

Hypnotic Resistance

I bought a pack of jelly tots to act as a replacement for those noxious gels on todays long run. Unfortunately I finished the pack before I even left the …

Longish Exceedingly Slow Run

I have just woken from a solid 13 hour sleep and I would still be soundly snoring if it weren’t for the third rather persistent alarm bouncing on my ear …