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Winter solstice blues

At my first parkrun, someone said to me ‘if you can keep running through winter, by the spring you’ll be flying’. Easy enough in theory. With winter solstice in less than a week, short gloomy days, dark mornings and evenings, inhospitable weather, and the temptations of the festive season on the horizon, it’s easy to let things slip. Yesterday I wimped out of parkrun. The weather outside was truly frightful; […]

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Journey into weight loss

A couple of weeks ago I passed a milestone; I reached the half way point in my weight loss journey. Of course, at this stage, it might not be quite half way point – or it might be a bit more. As I approach that magical goal of Target Weight, I may decide that I need to adjust my plans. I picked a weight that is smack bang in the […]

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My first winter run

  December 1st The first day of winter, and the day when excited children begin peeling open advent calendars for the big Christmas countdown. I lie in bed listening to torrential rain drum down. We’ve had a week of stormy weather, flooded roads and fallen trees. My daily commute across the gorgeous Quantock Hills has been challenging. But the weekend is here now, and it’s time for my first ever […]

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Me? A runner?

The funny thing about running is that it can change your mind-set. I have, for fifty-one years, seen myself as a non-runner. Now I want to run, and I’m becoming a little obsessed. Not that I was always inactive – as a child I was constantly (as children were in the ’70s) ‘on the go’. We played outside all day long throughout the school holidays, after school and at weekends. […]

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The Fledgling Runner

Weekends. Time is precious and can quickly slip away. So I’ve decided that joining a parkrun is a good idea. Up, out and running by 9 O’Clock on a Saturday morning prevents time from slipping away unnoticed. I say this, but so far I’ve only done two park runs. My first run came as a shock. I’ve been doing Couch to 5K on the treadmill at home, and was getting […]

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