This is a work post. I don't post about work very much because, well, it's generally pretty boring to people outside of my domain. I mean, seriously, I work in software, duller than dull right? Most people think software development is as obscure and highly technical as chemistry (doh, PhD chemist here too, double trouble).… Continue reading Dilemma Resolved
I've come back from holiday (did I mention we went on holiday? we left the country and everything! I mighthavebeengoingon aboutthata bit, sorry) having eaten all the cheese and ice cream and chocolate. This means that running is hard again (because I only did a tiny bit while away, despite my best intentions) and my… Continue reading Plank Challenge Time
This isn't going to become a regular thing, long-time readers have probably picked up that I (we) am (are) not religious in the slightest. That doesn't mean that I don't think the bible or any other religious text of any denomination or faith don't have value, truth, or wisdom. They absolutely do. So, here goes.… Continue reading Love Thyself
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
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
At the start of 2021, I did a round up of 2020 and included some running stats. Over the last year though, my running has got a bit more serious I suppose. So I'm dedicating a whole post to look back at what I've achieved. Total Stats Active days: 278Total time: 239 hoursTotal distance: 1853… Continue reading Running Review 2021
I'm feeling weepy at the moment. Hormones. Anniversaries. Seems like so much is going on, even though it's no more than usual. May be I'm wearing myself out with RED January. Could do with a bit of a boost of cheer and energy, that isn't chocolate-based. That's all I've got today.
Well I guess it's time to get back out there? Yes? No? Maybe a bit? I won't pretend that I'm not perhaps a bit more cautious than many people about ending lockdown. I felt that the kids went back to school too early at the beginning of March. I felt we need to keep adapting… Continue reading Getting back out there
Thirty thousand is the price to pay Lives worth less than money Less than "freedom" Less than convenience But who will they be? Will it be me Will it be you Will it be someone we love Will it be someone unknown whose loss precludes a life bringing change and wonder Are our lives less… Continue reading Will it be you?
I already shared some pictures of my RED January efforts. Its the first time that I've participated in an effort like that, I did some last year but not officially and didn't run every day. I quite wanted to look back and reflect on how I coped, what I learned and plan what I'm going… Continue reading RED January Review