Janathon, day 10 – walkies

The start of another week, and back to the walking commute, thankfully drier than Friday’s. One runner of note: a chap pushing really quite a small baby in a little pram, wearing a loose flappy singlet and a small pair of shorts (the runner not the baby). Did he miss the memo about winter? Janathon […]

Janathon, day 7 – weariness and wine

Didn’t get around to blogging yesterday evening; I was drinking wine and eating curry. Was also feeling quite weary – mentally after all of four days of work; and physically after the onslaught of exercise that my poor body is not really used to. Nevertheless, I had extended my very wet walking commute with another […]

Janathon, day 4 – these shoes are made for walking

Back to work this morning. Thankfully, this morning’s train ran like clockwork, though it did seem to be shrouded in a blanket of depression as everyone reluctantly headed into their offices after the lovely long relaxing break. Between you and me, I’m still aching after that personal training session on Sunday involving the TRX contraption. […]

Juneathon begins

Well done to Cathy over at JogBlog, who has been rallying the troops to participate in the fourth Juneathon. This year, she’s has a fancy new logo, sponsors and everything. For the uninitiated, Juneathon involves running (or at least some form of exercise), then blogging/tweeting/Facebooking about it every day throughout the month of June. The […]

Excellent customer service from Brasher

At around 10.30pm last night, I wrote this note to Brasher, outlining a problem with my hiking boots: I wonder if you can help? I have a fantastic pair of Brasher leather hiking boots – at least ten years old. They fit perfectly, and have done many miles of happy hiking. I’ve looked after them […]

Walking the South West Coast Path

My parents have taken on an almighty challenge since my Dad retired, and that’s to walk the complete South West Coast Path from Minehead in Devon to Poole Harbour in Dorset – 630 miles of coastal paths in total. They’re doing it in chunks of about eight to ten days, twice a year. I’ve only […]

Juneathon – days 13 & 14 (rock and roll)

After giving blood on Friday, I hopped in the car and started driving. And drove to Northampton to pick up Phil. Then drove some more, stopped for coffee, then drove a bit more still and eventually ended up in Bamford in the Peak District with 16 friends in time for dinner and a few glasses […]