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Viceathon wrap up

April has ended, and with it, Viceathon.  I didn’t manage to break even, but I tried hard, running 12 miles and cycling 22 miles in the last three days. April 28 Chocolate in: nil Running out: 12 miles = 1,200 excal Viceathon total … Continue reading

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Kingston parkrun

On Saturday, I woke up determined to repay a little more of my viceathon debt.  The plan?  Find a local-ish parkrun.  Run to it.  Run round it.  Run home. After a bit of research, I decided that my best bet … Continue reading

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Chipping away

I realise that chasing down my 3,700 excal deficit in four days will be basically undoable, but I thought I’d give it my best shot by taking the scenic route home. April 27 Chocolate in: nil Cycling out: 17 miles = 850 excal Viceathon … Continue reading

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Viceathon update

It’s all going a little the way of the pear on the viceathon front.  The week after my marathon (had I mentioned that I’d run a marathon?) was very quiet.  No chocolate, no exercise, no calculation required. Saturday was parkrun … Continue reading

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I am a marathoner

At 5 hours and 10 minutes, not the fastest one that you will ever meet, but a marathoner never-the-less. But I’m getting ahead of myself.  When last we met, Easter had been and gone and I was (1,150) excal in … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs and @EalingHalf

Earlier today, @EalingHalf tweeted: Did you know – one chocolate Easter egg (shell) is the calorie equivalent of a 2 hour half marathon. But is it?  How big is the Easter Egg?  Is it milk or dark chocolate?  Which is … Continue reading

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Round the houses

My plan:  run to the hot cross bun shop by going under the railway bridge and turning right along the foot path on the north side of the railway line.  2.3 miles. My revised plan:  run to the hot cross bun … Continue reading

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Counting the cost

The first time I ever got a job, I stopped spending money.  Overnight, I went from thinking “it’s only £10” to “that’s not worth 4 hours work”.  Viceathon seems to have had a similar effect, and I’ve gone from thinking … Continue reading

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Viceathon

This April is Viceathon. The idea is simple: choose a vice (chocolate) choose a penance (exercise) choose a challenging ratio (1 chocolate calorie (“chocal”) = 2 exercise calories (“excal”)) break-even. So, what does a ratio of 1 chocal : 2 excal mean … Continue reading

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