Fitness, Health, Self-care

5 Reasons not to go running

I recently wrote a post about 6 reasons to get into running. The lovely One Dot Short of a Smarties Box pointed out that I made it sound like "those of us in the latter category have some puzzling glitch that needs to be fixed". Sorry! So here's a list of reasons not to go… Continue reading 5 Reasons not to go running

Fitness, Health, Uncategorized

6 Reasons to Get into Running

I was out running and thinking about why I run, about why other people run and why they might not want to. If you're in that last category, maybe these reasons will inspire you. 1. Outrun others when the zombie apocalypse comes Or outrun any other disaster. Indeed, I have a couple of tee shirts… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Get into Running

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Fitness, Health

Outdoors etiquette

Some of the content in this post was originally published in April 2020, Lockdown exercise etiquette. Back then I was a learner runner, but already I'd noticed some strange behaviour when sharing roads and footpaths with other people. Since then I've had innumerable negative encounters as well as many positive ones. The UK highway code… Continue reading Outdoors etiquette

Fitness, Health

You know you’ve got the running bug when… Part III

I might have mentioned it before, maybe more than once? (see Part I and Part II) I have the running bug. It's gone from a minor ailment, to a chronic condition and is now really quite serious. On top of all the previous symptoms, here are some more. 1. You read What I Talk About… Continue reading You know you’ve got the running bug when… Part III

Fitness, Health, Self-care

RED 40: running for forty days

There's no hiding from it.... I'm 40 now. For what it's worth, I don't much care and I don't feel any different - what's all the fuss about? Why is thirty-nine one thing, and forty another? Given that a big party seemed unreasonable, foolish to plan in case of some disaster unthinkable in the before… Continue reading RED 40: running for forty days

Fitness, Writing

Running without Headphones

Soundtrack silenced Senses heightened Birdsong and blowing leaves an accompaniment To the rhythm Of trainers tapping on tarmac. Yeah, so that's what happens when you don't charge your Bluetooth headphones before a long run and their battery dies half way through. I stuck them in my pocket, enjoyed the birdsong and the security of hearing… Continue reading Running without Headphones

Fitness

Achievement Unlocked

This is (yet another) post about running. This time though, running is just the example that applies to me and my life at the moment. A goal So here we go..... people often have bucket lists before big birthdays, or they set personal goals that they want to achieve, sometimes with a deadline and sometimes… Continue reading Achievement Unlocked