Monthly Archives: July 2011

Spoilt rotten

Comma I am being. Twenty two lazy lengths of the pool was the sum total of yesterday’s activity, followed by vegetarian sushi (avocado and mango making a surprisingly tasty combination) and homemade banana bread. This morning saw me running around … Continue reading

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Yoga, strawberry picking, running and swimming

It’s been an active couple of days.  Monday was sedentary – I sat in a taxi, I sat at the airport, I sat on the plane, I sat in a different airport, I sat on another plane, I sat in … Continue reading

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Community Spirit

I am not one of life’s great planners.  It is not unusual for me to get to Friday evening without having any idea which parkrun I will do on Saturday morning.  This week, the decision was easy.  Banstead Woods.  It’s … Continue reading

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Rhythm is gonna get you

Well, I did it.  I swam from Hampton Court to Kingston.  Two and a quarter miles.  One hour and twenty five minutes. When I signed up for the swim, I had grand ideas about training.  Swimming pools during the week.  … Continue reading

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Eastleigh parkrun

It’s just possible that I overdid things a little last Saturday, because when I woke up on Sunday morning and crawled out of bed, bleary eyed and grumpy leapt out of bed, bright eyed and bushy tailed, my foot made … Continue reading

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‘athoners galore

I spent the best part of yesterday in the company of ‘athoners, starting with insert clever running pun here who had invited me to join him at the Valentines parkrun.  If you are fortunate to live nearby, check out Valentines parkrun.  … Continue reading

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I don’t want your money, honey.

I have a nooooooo shirt. Bright, isn’t it?  I think I shall wear it to parkruns to make me extra easy to spot in the photos.  And I shall also be wearing it for my two half marathons to help … Continue reading

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Water sports

I had a day off work today.  I spent most of it on the sofa with the cat (one of my all time favourite places to be), but I did manage to squeeze in a short run with some token … Continue reading

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Going on a recce

All people ever tell me about the Windsor half marathon is that I’m mad and it’s hilly.  So today, I thought that I would go to check it out. Obviously, I didn’t run the whole course.  In fact, I ran … Continue reading

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Riddlesdown parkrun

I was feeling lazy today, so I opted for the brand new and relatively local parkrun at Riddlesdown near Croydon. With 154 runners at its debut run, I have a feeling that this parkrun is going to be a stunner.  … Continue reading

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