The detritus of a Button Monkey

02 Dec

Running in the cold

Looks like tonight is going to be the first proper cold night of running. This morning had a slight frost and current temperature is just hovering above freezing. I have a fair idea what I am going to wear tonight. Will be interesting to see if I stay sufficiently warm whilst I am running and […]

01 Dec

The future

I don’t want to wait until the New Year before I make a change to my life. We can do that at any point. Have had to pull out from two races at the end of the year due to illness. Time to start focusing on my objectives for 2020. A couple of repeat ultras […]

21 Dec

Year draws to a close

Has been a bit of a learning year for me on various levels this year. Have fallen short of my running target for the year and haven’t really improved. Too little running and too little focus have been my big problems. Have managed to do two more ultras this year and knocked over 30 minutes […]

08 Oct

100th parkrun

Note: I started writing this in 2017 and never got round to finishing it. I have now made it past 160 and still in love with parkrun. Better late than never! I have been running for about 3 and a half years. When I started, 1 mile was a struggle and left me with a […]

17 Jan

Riverbank Rollick

Today was the Riverbank Rollick, a muddy 9 miles of cross country fun.  After my recent running problems, was worried that I couldn’t finish. Was expecting more mud but the conditions were challenging enough! The road sections were a welcome relief from the mud. Slightly disappointed in the weather as the section on the banks […]

10 Jan

Quick update…

Have completed my first half marathon. Have also finished my second!. So 2015 finished with my objective achieved. Now to move onto my 2016 objectives, finish a marathon…

05 Jul

At last!!!!

I have been trying to run with a back pack. I have bought a Camelback Octane for use when running. I already own a larger camelbak for cycling but is seems to large for running.  This bag has several pockets to store things but not enough space to store too many things which would make the bag […]

28 Feb

Running struggles

Went for an early morning run this week. Went out way too fast and never recovered and ended up finishing after only 3km. Not sure if this was all down to the fast start or part of my early morning running struggles. Still have yet to do a decent run in a while now. Hope […]

22 Feb

Double run

Had a little family run first thing in the morning. Hoped to run/walk around 5km with them. It was abandoned at around 3km due to the need for a loo break (Even though the loo wasn’t actually used when we got home…). So I went for a solo run by myself straight after. I figured […]

08 Feb

Parkrun with my son

My son joined me for his first Parkrun this weekend. We have done a few runs togther to see if he could do the distance. I was confident that he would be okay completing the course with a little combination of running/walking. The only thing I didn’t expect was the sheer number of people supporting […]

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