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

The smelly socks family's feet
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

RED January in Pictures

If you follow me over on Instagram, you probably won't have managed to avoid noticing that I've been taking part in RED January. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKj47belHUK/ Its been a very interesting month to venture out every day, we've had some wet weather, some snowy weather, some very cold weather, some dreadful weather, and some really hard runs… Continue reading RED January in Pictures

Scotland football team celebrating a win on penalties
Children, Fitness, Politics & Equality

Emotional Football

Or "why watching football with your dad is important for boys". (Where "dad" means father figure, male respected adult, whatever, just someone not in the "soft and fuzzy" stereotype.) Now, I'm sure that anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I'm fiercely anti-stereotypes and pro-equality and fairness in the face of… Continue reading Emotional Football

banana chocolate chip muffins
Children, Family, Fitness, Learning, Work, Writing

Staying home, staying safe – week 11

This is a little diary of our eleventh week in social isolation, back to home learning after half term, me working from home, and himself in work a few days. Here are the highlights and low lights. See what happened in week 10. What will week 12 bring? Stay safe everyone, I hope you're doing… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 11

sunlight through tall treees
Children, Family, Fitness, Learning, Work, Writing

Staying home, staying safe – week 10

This is a little diary of our tenth week in social isolation, school half term at home, and with both himself and me working from home. I'm going to just talk about the highlights and low lights. See what happened in week 9. What will week 11 bring? Stay safe everyone, I hope you're doing… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 10