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David Mitchell’s Marathon

I enjoy watching David Mitchell have a good rant about things… Advertisements

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Edinburgh Marathon: Post Race Blues

It’s been a while since the race now (almost 5 weeks, oops!) and, to be honest, I’ve been putting off writing this post.  The photo above would suggest I finished the race (I did, honest), but I didn’t do it … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Calling

T-minus 14 hours until it’s MARATHON TIME.  We’ve been for a wander around the expo, had an ice cream and stocked the fridge with post-race ciders (priorities, priorities). It’s been very windy here today – and it’s expected to get windier … Continue reading

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Excursions, Diversions and Puddings

To say things have been a little manic recently would be an understatement. I spent a week at a conference in Virginia Beach, VA.  I’m now a properly published academic type of person – but I still found time to … Continue reading

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Run for Japan

Over the past few weeks I’ve been watching the aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami unfold in Japan.  Over 18000 people have died, and many more are missing.  I’ve been touched by the dignity of the Japanese people in the face … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs, and some more Ups.

The last few weeks of marathon training have been filled with ups and downs.  I’ve been racking up the miles – 14 and 16 mile runs being the longest I’ve ever done.  I’ve also run the fastest I’ve ever run, … Continue reading

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Snow, Mud, FUN!

I’ve just got back from an awesome week skiing with friends in SuperDévoluy, in the French Alps.  It’s been about 7 years since I last did any skiing, and I don’t remember it making me ache so much last time around! … Continue reading

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