Yesterday and today I ran naked. No, I wasn’t taking the idea of a run streak literally, and there were no acts of public indecency. I did keep my clothes on, and really, would you, given how the temperature has taken a sudden plummet? What I mean is, that I didn’t keep a track of… Continue reading Don’t Look Ethel
Anne got this book out of the library as we’d both read another one by her, The Binding, and loved it. This book follows a similar pattern in that she creates an environment that is familiar yet not quite. Like a parallel universe. The main setting is a university or academy, called Montverre, built in… Continue reading The Betrayals – Bridget Collins
I was hoping to run 10 miles yesterday morning, for no other reason than to see if I still could, since my half in September. I managed 8. This was adequate, but disappointing but it is hard to motivate yourself to keep going for just under two hours (that’s how long 10 miles currently takes… Continue reading Base Training 101
The book, scribbled notes and all I’ve just finished reading, or should I say re-reading, this book. Because my writing course will focus on creative non-fiction, I’m trying to pick up a few more of that kind of book to learn how the professionals do it. Normally Murakami writes novels and I’ve enjoyed many of… Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
I’m squatting by a bucket of muddy water outside my house with rubber gloves on and a toothbrush in my hand, wondering if this is what normal people do on a Sunday. To clarify, the toothbrush has long been demoted from the task of cleaning teeth, and used to have a happy, later life getting… Continue reading Running, or was it wallowing (?), in Beacon Park
I’ve decided to take up trail running. Well I haven’t really, not for definite. But I have now bought some (expensive for me but still the cheapest ones in the shop) shoes for trail runs. One of my new clodhoppers I know you can get much cheaper ones online, but I do have a thing… Continue reading Trails…of destruction?