If you’re lucky enough to have had any contact with me in times a-recent, you’ll be aware of the existence of Bees, my (and Harry’s) cat. Bees is a musically trilling firework; a manic pixie dream boy; a veritable teenage mutant bat cat; our significant shadow tabby. Bees is, quite frankly, a magnificent beast. And… Continue reading On a small black cat who likes yoga
It’s a typical September night here in Bristol UK. You know the kind. The damp grey, drizzled under foot kind. The leaves have turned and tumbled to paste on the ground kind. The students are rowdily back into the swing of another boozy academic year, kind. Draw in deep the steamy city air and heave… Continue reading OUCH! The Messy Runner’s top five tips for recovery after an ankle sprain
Hello folks. Today I've officially been having a Day Off, and not because I am poorly, but because I can! It's delightful. Harry being his teachery good self, his time in terms, while I, being wayward scribbler (of sorts), means I've spent the day Han Solo. It's a funny, reflexive thing when you're not used to spending time… Continue reading Get Up Offa That Thing! (beating the racer snakes)
I've a confession to make. (it's this big <-->.) In the end, I didn't do the Great West Run. These four weeks since starting up in Bristol has forced me, after many months of hibernation, to embrace the return of Sensible Badger. With her fearsome nose of polished coal, furrowed grumpfbrow, and growlsome demeanour, she's… Continue reading The return of Sensible Badger
Blimey, it's been a little while, hasn't it? A lot's happened since we last spoke - tomorrow I start a brand-new job (So I'm a spike of excited-nervous energy); H and I've started the hunt for somewhere new to live (that isn't an airing cupboard); there've been Mont Blanc-style highs and some real sadness to… Continue reading Form-ula Run*
Run date: Friday 2 September 2016 Set-off time: 12.24pm Pace: 10.24 mins/mile Distance: 13.11 miles Total run time: 2 hours, 16 mins, 28 secs Terrain/landscape: One of my many, er, 'second homes', the Taunton to Bridgwater canal path... Weather conditions: Like running in a giant sweat box (although no burning sun to burn it off, which I was mightily glad for); then… Continue reading 13.1 miles = The Peroni is miiine!
Run date: Monday 22 August 2016 Set-off time: 7.23am Pace: 8.47 mins/mile Distance: 3.11 miles Total run time: 27 mins, 21 secs Terrain/landscape: Pavement, gravel, grit and grass Weather conditions: On the cusp of muggy, white cloud The route: My Monday love, a 5k round Longrun to start the running week: Music of choice: A veritable mash of Rudimental (1st album, awesome running accompaniment I… Continue reading Fffrrrrrrrmmm road runner: 22.08.2016