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Turning your fitness hobby into a career

After leaving the office, is the first thing you think about hitting the gym? Or do you prefer running to written work? If so, a change of career may be for you. Leave behind your boring, old nine-to-five job and turn your fitness hobby into a profession. Tempted? Here’s how to do it… What’s out […]

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How runners can protect their feet

Runners should avoid giving themselves excuses to miss training – being disciplined and keeping your training schedule in mind is crucial to meeting your goal, whether it is to lose weight or achieve a personal best in a marathon. This means you should be careful to avoid bingeing on food or drink when you have […]

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No more virtual running

As you know, bursts of motivation come and go for runners, and with every day life virtual running can occur more than anything else! Then, finally the motivation hits you and you eventually have that push to get back into training and work towards achieving your ideal weight goal. You can read more about why […]

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WordPress Security

If anyone else out there has a WordPress blog installed on their own domain name I would strongly suggest you put in place whatever security protocols you can to ensure your site isn’t hacked. I recently installed some things that tell me who has been trying to access files on my site install and from […]

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The Runner’s Enemy: Achilles Tendinitis

Even the most experienced runners are victim to injuries, which can strike without warning and with a devastating impact on our training schedules and ability to compete in competitions. Among the most common running injuries is the feared, and extremely uncomfortable, Achilles tendinitis. At this point, it’s important to distinguish between this complaint and the […]

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Nike+ FuelBand & Trion:Z Wristband

Some packages arrived today! The first package to arrive was my new Trion:Z wristband.  If you have read my previous ramblings, you’ll know that I was sent one of these back in 2011 for free to review (http://thevirtualrunner.org/2011/04/29/trionz/) and I wore it until it was loose and falling apart. I decided to buy my own […]

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Getting a little tiresome

I posted my blog link in one of the Intermittent Fasting (IF) groups on Facebook to share my experiences and opinions with others and it was immediately attacked.  Quite a amusing frankly but also quite tiresome. I’m not one to hold my tongue at the best of times but I can’t have people trying to […]

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Light as a Feather

I may have mentioned before, but I am a member of a few Intermittent Fasting (IF) groups on Facebook.  Mainly as a support sort of thing but also to see how this lifestyle works for others. There are a few things which occur in all the groups which really annoy me: People saying they can’t […]

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Actual Virtual Running

Yes, that’s right.  It’s not just the name of a fantastic blog or blogger.  Virtual running is something we can all do! Have any of you heard of The Blurt Foundation? The Blurt Foundation is a user-led community interest company which exists to support, help and inspire those affected by depression who may have lost […]

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Forty Percent Fat

Yeah, that’s right.  I’m currently a fatty.  I got some new scales today that tell you your weight, % body fat, BMI and % water.  Man, it makes for some depressing reading… Obviously, I already knew I was overweight but I don’t think I look overweight.  Now I know how badly and it gives me […]

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