I would walk 500 miles…

December has not been a good month for proper exercise, dear readers. It’s all this snow and flu – not conducive to being outdoors for longer than absolutely necessary. As some of you will know, I also started a new job in November. Although I’m not working the same long hours as I was before, […]

Lost my mojo

This month, Runner’s World ran a piece on Paula Radcliffe’s career highs and lows, and plotted them on a sort-of happiness graph. High points included her London Marathon world record, winning the NYC marathon and having her first child. Lows were her various injury setbacks and dropping out of the Athens Olympic marathon. If I […]

Juneathon, day 2 (spectator sport)

So far, so good; I went off to the park for British Military Fitness after work today. Having spent all day inside, it was good to run around in the warm air. The summer brings more people out, and there is normally another outdoor fitness group, numerous gaggles of boys playing football and a few […]

Juneathon, day 1 (c’mon join the Joyride)

This Juneathon lark is easy when you don’t go to work!!! I had the day off yesterday, but still woke¬† up when Phil’s alarm went off. He did make me a nice cup of tea though, so I wasn’t too grumpy. After an hour or so faffing about on the interweb and writing yesterday’s post, […]

Juneathon – day 30 (the end)

JogBlog made it quite clear earlier today that Juneathoners had to run on the last day of Juneathon, so I donned my trainers when I got home from work and ran about two and a half miles around the block. Not exactly a world-beating time or distance, but I was already feeling a bit stiff […]

Juneathon – days 27, 28 & 29 (erratic)

I’ve been having difficulty finding the time to write my Juneathon blogs as well as do the actual Juneathon exercise – or rather, last night I caught up on Hotel Babylon via the iPlayer, instead of updating my blog. That’s one of my few guilty TV secrets – quite a big one given that I […]

Juneathon – days 25 & 26 (a mixed bag)

I did intend to do some Juneathon exercise yesterday evening, but failed – instead I cleared two months’ worth of paperwork and filled up a bin bag full of shredded bank statements . I think I’d rather have done the exercise actually. But it did need doing and, by the time I’d done that, it […]

Juneathon – day 24 (scorchio)

How nice is this weather? The sun arrives at my office window at 4pm, and from then on I just want to escape for the evening, to the point that I’ve taken to getting up uber-early to get a couple of hours work in at home in order to gain some sense of control over […]

Juneathon – day 23 (abs)

Does sweeping last year’s leaves away from the front of my garage door and lugging salt across the carpark to fill up my water softener count as Juneathon exercise? No, thought not. But after sweeping the leaves away (next door’s garage is always suspiciously bereft of leaves, yet they mysteriously pile up in a big […]

Juneathon – day 22 (the female of the species…)

A new female instructor arrived at British Military Fitness tonight. She looked quite harmless – slim, blonde, pretty – and deferred to Steve initially. Then took us for the latter half of the class. My god, she was mean. After scrambling along the ground on all fours and sprinting up multiple hills, we did several […]