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A nice place for a run

In Life, Minimalist shoes, Running by All This Running Around1 Comment

Picture the scene: it is yesterday at around 5.40pm, you’re in my house giving my children their dinner. (It should be quite easy to visualise: just think of that scene with the chimpanzees from Animal Magic with a slightly younger and less dead Johnny Morris.) I wanted to run, but couldn’t until my wife got home. So I debated where …

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A running app I actually like and OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, THERE’S NEWS!

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Hey, hi! You’re looking fantastic today. Is that a new haircut, or are you just pleased to see me? (Your hair is erect.) That shirt really brings out your eyes, as in literally brings them out so that they hang from stalks like that bit in that film with her out of Prime Suspect. Have you lost weight? No? Actually, …

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Some actual writing about running and a possible pause

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Now that you’ve had time to change your underwear following the relentless excitement of my holiday posts, I’ve absolutely no doubt whatsoever that you are desperate to know how I’m getting on with my running. Of course you are. Yes you bloody are, shut your face. After my break (and having run even more sporadically than usual), I really struggled. …

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Even more summer holiday fun

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Wow. All these posts in such a short space of time. Your head can’t take it, I know that. Just take a deep breath, adjust your genitals accordingly (if you are a man), wipe the dribble off your chin and relax as I impart yet more fascinating information regarding my family’s summer fortnight of intense fun and petty annoyances. We …

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Summer holiday fun!

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Well. Well, well, well. Are you well? It’s only right that I should ask, seeing as this is my first entry for a while. I’ve been here before with other blogs of course; doubtless you’re expecting the typically lame and predictable excuses for not having posted much this month. Balls to all that. I’ll tell you what I’ve been doing …

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Smoking: it’s bollocks

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I had my first cigarette when I was fifteen. I remember it well. It was a filtered menthol, and was given to me (after I asked for one) at the party of a mutual friend. I didn’t like the taste particularly, but certainly enjoyed the head rush that resulted from my body’s first intake of nicotine. I wouldn’t say I …