I'm running the London Marathon on 23 April 2017 to raise £2000 for Shelter. It's my first marathon and I feel quite nervous about it. I'm not usually very good at exercise type things, but I do quite like blogging, so maybe this is a good compromise activity. READ MORE

  • Feb2120178:24 p.m.

    15 miles is not a sensible distance to run Latest

    I ran 15 miles on Saturday. 15 miles! This was the longest run I've ever done and another big milestone really. I particularly enjoyed running north through Tot...

  • Feb1220179:04 p.m.

    Why won't it snow? Like they said it would.

    Another week of training has gone by and it’s been pretty ace from start to finish. It began with an uninteresting and rather tough morning run around...

  • Feb0420179:23 p.m.

    Oi! Be Careful!

    My last post on here was a rather worrying one – in the sense that reading it back, I sound fairly bonkers and in quite a bad headspace at having missed...

  • Jan0220179:23 p.m.

    Down by the River

    Today was quite a day. This morning I ran my first ever half-marathon, stomping out the house, along the Lea all the way to Limehouse Basin and then west along...

  • Dec2820163:09 p.m.

    Hymn for the runs we didn't do

    Well I can't say that running has been my top priority over the last few days. Indeed, it has been rather effectively overtaken by my systematic consumption of...

  • Dec21201611:20 a.m.

    In the cold, cold night

    It has been a week of tricky runs and minor breakthroughs. Washed down with stollen and mince pies. The Baileys hasn't been opened yet, but I've little else...

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