Category Archives: running


Merry Christmas! As predicted, it was a lovely quiet day here. We opened gifts, spoke to family, and pottered around slowly making dinner, then pulled on our boots for a late afternoon stomp around the woods (with a quick visit … Continue reading

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whose stupid idea was this?

Here I am, being laughed at by my sister at the start of the Chester Marathon last Sunday. You might remember she was meant to be running too, but hurt her leg (apparently) so had to pull out. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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run on by

Last Thursday I ran 20 miles. Out of the house, down the road, and along the valley. A dual carriageway, into town, and then the canal. Not quite as pretty as the wooded valley, but not without charm (and, most … Continue reading

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no money for ice cream

Here I am again, waiting for my gps watch to charge before a long run. Yet again, I plugged it in overnight, and yet again it discharged all its power. You’d think I’d learn. I should probably go back to … Continue reading

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There was a definite nip in the air as I ran this morning. Fallen leaves littered the damp grass and I wished I’d worn a long sleeved shirt. I planned a flat(ish) run down a main road – a fairly … Continue reading

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technological dependence

I’m taking today off, instead of my usual Friday. My mum once said that if she only worked four days a week, she’d always take Wednesdays off, because then she’d never have to work more than two days in a … Continue reading

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plodding on

I’m very pleased to announce that my new camera arrived the other day (still no sign of the old one…). I’m rather pleased with it – it’s a little bigger than the old one but is easy to use and … Continue reading

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