How am I doing? Hm. Well. I wouldn't go as far to say this challenge is impossible, but certainly I have found it pretty much impossible to do without spending a lot of time and money (that I don't have) and making sacrifices far more difficult than those I made to go vegan. I did … Continue reading Plastic Free July
Somehow I managed to get myself talked into doing a Category A Fell race in Epping Forest. Category A Fell Races are as dangerous as Category A prisoners and Category A drugs. They must have at least 50m of climb per km (this one had more) and no more than 20% of the course on … Continue reading Fell Race
Non-vegans (#notallnonvegans) are obsessed with hypothetical situations. What if you get a vitamin deficiency, what if you had a pet hen, what if we could grow meat in a lab, etc etc. Their all time favourite hypothetical situation is this: What if you were stranded on a desert island with only a pig for company? … Continue reading The Pig Island Dilemma
I will start with the good news, which is that on Wednesday I got myself a new overall 10k PB on the running track. I set myself a target of 1:10 (previous PB being 1:10:54) and employed a tactic which was basically running just a little bit off flat out and trying to hold it … Continue reading PB or not PB?
Mile End is the tenth closest parkrun from where I live and one I have been saving up for when it gets too cold to be getting on trains to Darkest Essex. That time has definitely come: in fact the average temperature as per my Garmin dropped from 22c to 6c between my last parkrun … Continue reading Mile End parkrun
I was egg-scused (sorry) from parkrun this morning as I had to go to work. Meanwhile, the Unhappy Eggs parkrun drama raged on. Despite over a thousand comments mostly denouncing the partnership on the original post, parkrun HQ had no intention of backing down. They sent an email out to some concerned core team members … Continue reading parkrun egg-gate continues…
It has all kicked off on Facebook. parkrun have announced their new sponsor is a mass producer of eggs (I will not give them the publicity by linking them) who, like all mass producers of eggs, are well known for doing horrendous things to chickens (warning - link contains descriptions of animal cruelty - no pictures). … Continue reading The new parkrun sponsor