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The spirit of Febtathlon*

* The following blog post contains shameless bragging.   Last February, I took part in Febtathlon as a way to avoid going cold turkey after Janathon.  I introduced it as follows: In the absence of any rules, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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Return of the sloth

As my name makes clear, at least to Flanders and Swann fans, I am a sloth.  Given the choice between doing and being, I will opt for being every time. My history of activity is telling: 2002: Entered Flora 5km … Continue reading

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A bang not a whimper

Today did not go well.  To begin with, it involved trying to book an emergency service for my car that has decided to pick the only week when I will actually need it to light up its dashboard warning lights … Continue reading

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March Madness

My Bedfont Lakes parkrun this morning completes my original goal for February, which was to do a parkrun every Saturday, keeping the chance of a 50 t-shirt by next Janathon alive. Looking ahead to March, I have a couple of … Continue reading

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Febtathlon – rule five

Time for a new rule.  Because today I didn’t run and I didn’t cycle, and I have no intention of moving from the sofa for the rest of the evening.  But what will win the coveted title ‘Febtathlon – rule five‘? … Continue reading

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Pah!

What a pathetic day!  I managed a whole 1km run this morning, and then cycled the short way home because I wanted to avoid a rise so slight that to call it a hill is to ask for ridicule. On … Continue reading

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If life gives you lemons…

…make lemonade. Or in my case ‘if life separates you from your oyster card, run the long way home’. Just before I left work, I realised that I had left my oyster card at home.  Along with all my cash and my … Continue reading

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Asking for trouble

I did the Nike workout again today.  The one that, last week, made every muscle from my waist down go on strike for four days.  Am I a fool or an incurable optimist to believe that this time I’ll be … Continue reading

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An alien has taken over my body…

…that is the only possible explanation!  I am a sloth.  When I took time off between university and working life, did I go travelling?  No.  Did I volunteer for a worthy cause?  No.  Did I do anything even remotely useful?  … Continue reading

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Ouch!

Apparently yesterday’s 30 minute beginner workout courtesy of Nike qualifies under both rule two and rule four.  I was intending to cycle to work and run home, but as I can barely stagger across my office, I’ve decided to cycle home and … Continue reading

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