Onomatopoeia

Spelled correctly the first go (buffs fingernails proudly). There aren’t enough English words to describe the biting east wind. Or at least, there aren’t any that I know, having been brought up in the snuggly counties of Sussex and Surrey, where the east wind is not a thing. I went for a pootle the ‘other…

Little things

Some days are really a bit teeth-grindy for reasons that cannot be reasoned with. Today I should have done at least two of my several jobs; and couldn’t because of #snowmaggedon. I did make an effort but scared myself silly by getting halfway up the motorway and panicking at the first sign of loss of…

Starting from scratch.

My running over the last year has not been consistent, effective, painless or regular. There have been many reasons: work, commuting, weather (pff), various injuries, lack of commitment, lack of money, lack of gumption. So I have decided to start again from scratch. Part of my current reason for not running* is that I tried…

Llambas

Three miles-ish today, and probably the next nearest post box topper. No mouse but a rather nice lamb/llama? I did a lot of walking yesterday and did take pics of the station box, but it is too good to waste on the poor pictures I took. So I will save it for another day.

Finally, December can commence

I hit a SAD plateau last Monday. I had exhausted all the fun I could squeeze out of winter without some help. So I went slumpy. I had a chesty cold so couldn’t restart my restarted running. All my gardening customers had been frightened by my manic keenness to keep on keeping on (one lady…

Personal worst

Eek. Ran Whitstable Parkrun this morning. Was really crap. 32 minutes. I have no words to describe why; I wasn’t going fast, I felt a bit tummy-ish. None of these things are unusual, none of these things have ever led to a THIRTY-TWO-MINUTE 5k before. I suspect my arse needs to be placed into gear….

Time to prepare

The shops are filling with tinsel, pies and baubles. It is almost getting chilly, almost. Advent running is approaching. I really hope that the Post Box toppers are approaching. While I am a bit take-it-or-leave it about Christmas, not religious at all, I am embarrassingly impatient to see the Post Box toppers. If there are…

Hip much better, laziness still intact

Well, not sure if it is really laziness. But I will save the lengthy discussion for some other time. I have run past this hole in the breakwater well over 100 times, and it was only today I thought that it would be a good photo. What sort of brain do I have? 3 miles…

Getting better

First pain-free run for 3.5 weeks I think. Very pleased. Still warm here though. Someone smashed Madame C’s window on Saturday night. They didn’t steal anything, and didn’t even seem to look for anything. I thought for a terrible moment that I had left my Shuffle in there and it had gone, but I had…

Another try

One-handed typing due to cat requiring something to rest his chin on. To recap. I was sort of going to stop blogging unless I raced, but I am currently too skint to race. I then decided I could blog to whinge, but found that actually, not running was better for my hip flexor (possibly) than…

Aha moment.

I remembered about two and a half weeks ago why blogging is so popular. It gives me, the writer, a chance to whinge and moan to my heart’s delight about minor niggles and quibbles that might otherwise go unrecorded. I can also imagine (as long as I don’t look at my stats) that the world…

New Run activity on Strava- mmmm

Ah so this is what it does. Perhaps I will refrain from using this IFTT recipe in future then. Just finished a Run on Stravahttp://www.strava.com/activities/1146369221 http://ift.tt/2vVuBGm Serves me right for being a lazy little moorhen. But as a friend remarked on Twitter, good run around the world eh?