#1 & #2 Reading Half Marathon technical tee and finisher’s tee Signing up for this race really made me get serious about running (well, as serious as someone calling themself The Half Arsed Runner can get anyway). The distance was daunting but I had so much encouragement to enter from my Running Buddy. He wasn’t […]Read more "My top five running tees"
A while back, I set myself the challenge of running 100k by the end of October (not all in one go). The project is called Running Down Dementia. The idea is to raise £100 for Alzheimer’s research and run 100k. Anyway, I got complacent and just a little bit lazy about tracking all my mileage, […]Read more "A Halloween Fun Run"
This is a response to today’s word prompt: gratitude By shuffling my way through lots of miles, over a period of a couple of years, I have gotten myself to the point where I can comfortably run a 5k or a 10k and find it a joy instead of a chore. It still takes effort […]Read more "Running as a release"
I need to start this with a shout-out to my bro. This isn’t the first virtual race that Zombies, Run! have done but I have always hesitated before to spend the money on one as it is expensive to enter, even when compared to real-world races. That said, I do like ZR and I wanted […]Read more "Zombies, Run – virtual race"
Over the years, I have been a member of several gyms. Here are reviews of three of them, which belong to chains with a large presence in the UK. The Gym Group This is one of the major budget chains currently operating in the UK. Currently monthly membership costs £15.99 a month but I have […]Read more "Some gym reviews "
I see a lot of blogs where people are being really hard on themselves when it comes to motivation. Whilst a little bit of grit is a good thing, and a solid work ethic will take you a long way, sometimes we need to take a step back and re-evaluate. If your goal is weight […]Read more "The (sometimes) insidious influence of the internet on your psyche"
I feel spectacularly under-qualified to talk about this subject. I have never been injured. (Yes, I’m touching wood as I write this.) Nor have I ever really done much to prevent injury, apart from making sure that I increase my mileage gradually. But today the gym was really quiet so I thought I would take […]Read more "Injury Avoidance"