Unfortunately, with my terrible lurgy at the end of January, RED ended with more of a fizzle than a bang. I did make an effort to do some kind of exercise every day, but for a week I was too ill to do any of the things that I would normally count as a proper … Continue reading The end of RED
I have spent most of the last three days in bed with the full works of temperature, headache, vomiting, not eating, sneezing, coughing etc etc. I went out on an ambulance observation shift on Wednesday and I can only think I caught something from one of the patients. In the last twelve hours I have … Continue reading DID I MENTION THAT I WAS ILL?
What did I tell you? I thought maybe going vegan had made me immune to colds because I hadn't had one since April 2018, but clearly not. I started coughing and sniffing a bit during yesterday's long run, but assumed it was just the cold air irritating my lungs. I felt quite exhausted in the … Continue reading Sick
Hope, in reality, is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man - Nietzsche I completed my last Long Slow Run before the Olympic Park Half today. 19 kilometres in nearly freezing temperatures, to the Olympic Park and back. I remember the days when just running to Stratford and getting a … Continue reading The Last Thing That We Need is Hope
For many years I was a regular attender of the Whitby Goth Weekend, which is an opportunity for goths to convene by the seaside with a huge suitcase full of footwear, drink too much beer, meet people from far away that they only previously knew on the internet and pay little or no attention to … Continue reading National Running Show and Cannon Hill parkrun
My Other Hobby is genealogy, and during a rather bored moment the other week I decided to combine the two and come up with a parkrun Family Tree, that is, a tree comprised of the nearest parkrun to the birthplaces of me, my parents, my grandparents and my great grandparents. It looked like this: The … Continue reading South Norwood parkrun
This weekend's activities have been Things I Would Have Done Anyway - South Norwood parkrun and a RunThrough 10k in Crystal Palace - and finally I find myself without enough time to post some musings on running and mental health, although that may mean I will not have time to post about South Norwood parkrun … Continue reading RED: How Running Saved My Sanity