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Friends & Family

Won’t be long now (scary) and I’ll be in Canada visiting family and attempting my very first marathon. Besides being excited (and scared) about the marathon, I’m also excited to see my family.  We tend to only visit Canada about once a year and we never got to go to Canada last year because we […]

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DOMS and a Lesson Learned

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is what I’ve got, and I’ve got it bad. My third attempt of the Reading Half Marathon certainly wasn’t my best.  I had a good first half and at the 10k mark my time seemed pretty good and I was at about the 58min mark.  However, the whole second half was […]

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Chunky Virtual Runner dot com?

Okay, I admit that I haven’t been following my training plan very well.  In fact, I’m not really following a plan but I am trying to make sure my long runs increase gradually each week. I’m trying to do two quality runs during the week (tempo and intervals) with a long run each Sunday.  Unfortunately […]

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Mortimer 10k

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while.  I may have lost both my readers now! I’ve still been running; however, there was a couple of weeks after the laser eye surgery where I didn’t really do anything except get fatter and allow my eyes to heal.  I started running as soon as I possibly could […]

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I am not blind

It’s the day after my laser eye surgery and I’m very happy with the results so far and it hasn’t even been 24 hours (not for 30 mins) since I had the treatment. I know quite a few people that have had the treatment and I’ve read a lot about it online to make sure […]

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Quarr Cottage & Coastal Visit

Some time ago we decided we were going to go away for the August Bank Holiday weekend and get away from Reading.  I went to the Reading Festival last year, but frankly I don’t like the bands that play Reading much anymore and also I could do without a day of binge drinking.  I’m aware […]

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L-Day

I was going to do one long post but I thought I would break them up with their own individual titles.  Why?  Because I can.  I’ll probably write another about our weekend away down to Lyme Regis. Today is the day I head into Reading for my eye laser surgery at Optimax.  My 1st appointment […]

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Feeling it again

I’ve tracked my virtual run to date (23 Aug 2009) using Google earth and since 29 Mar 2009 my route has taken me past Ottawa, Ontario and past North Bay and Sudbury.  I’m still on Route 17 and I’m now running along the shores of Lake Superior and the virtual views are lovely. My distance […]

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Break Time

I’ve taken a break from running for four days.  It coincides with my wife’s trip to Hasselt, Belgium (flag on the left).  She went with her mum to visit family for her mum’s birthday and to attend Rimplerock. That means it been me and my little boy from last Friday until Monday and it’s been […]

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Juneathon – Day 5 (Pushing Up)

As the title suggests, it’s day 5 of Juneathon and I’m still doing push-ups and no running. I decided to take the advice of Highway Kind and not stress about the lack of running at the moment.  My lungs don’t feel the greatest (although they are much better) at the moment because of the cold […]

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