A lunchtime run was my poison of choice today. Working in Rickmansworth which is blessed with a splendid aquadrome and canal, this seemed like the ideal option. I couldn’t decide on a route so basically “winged it”, just setting off to see where I ended up. It was cold but pretty, and my eventual route […]

I was back at work today, but the kids were still on their last stand before school. So an early run seemed like the thing! Today was a slightly hillier version of yesterday’s run, about 2.3 miles with a small hill. Again, it was lovely to be out in the countryside, and I found my […]

I wasn’t sure whether I was going to be back here this year, but looks like I am! The last couple of months have been pretty active as I was training for a 10 mile run on Sunday. That went well-ish, and now I’m keen to keep up the momentum. I was going to go […]

Am I talking about Juneathon or my training this morning? Both, it turns out! But before I go into that, first here’s a quick overview. Strava tells me I’ve run 26.1 miles this month, cycled 16.6 miles and swum a bit over one. There’s also been a fair number of yoga classes, weights sessions and […]

Commuting takes up such a lot of time! Going in today was brilliant: a five minute head-start got us there a good 25 minutes earlier than normal. Coming back, though, was disastrous: a few accidents on the M4 meant massive detours and an overall time of not far short of two hours. So again, at […]

Clinging in there for the last few days. There was too much going on with commute and family to manage much: all I can claim is to have managed about 7,000 steps and an emergency 35 press-ups to get me through. Hopefully Friday will be better!

Much like yesterday, however a combination of luck and setting off 10 minutes earlier made the commute a bit shorter. Today I’ve only spent about 2.5 hours driving rather than 3.5 yesterday. The same yoga class too – an hour of it. Temperature not too bad, and I’m noticeably better at touching hands behind my […]

Nasty commute to Theale, day’s work, nasty commute back. Then an hour of yoga – an excellent antidote to vehicular stress! This is roughly how my days are going to look until the end of next week. I’m lucky to not have a bad commute normally, so this is a useful reminder to me of […]

Driving is something I’ve done a lot of today. My son started two weeks of work experience today, based in Theale. Guess who has to get him there and back from Amersham? That’s right. Then, while he was there, I was working in Bracknell. Add in some awful M4 traffic and you get the idea. […]

Training this evening was rather knocked out by finally getting round to booking our summer holidays. I’m now feeling a great deal poorer than I was earlier, but rather less anxious on the subject! So while proper training didn’t happen, I did at least manage about 10,000 steps, partly walking round the park in Marlow. […]

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