Archive for August, 2012

3 Miler 1 Friendly Dog Walker

I tend to avoid dogs I have been bitten a couple of times while out running and I just end up going mental at the owner. So to avoid that i just keep away as much as I can. Today I went for a run out in the sticks and it’s quite hilly just as I came to a crest of one of the hills I was greeted by a beaming lady with 3 dogs. No idea what type but small and yappy. She said hello as I went past and I said hello back but she said something else which caused me to stop. I explained I couldn’t quite make out what she said. She went on to say that she often sees me out running and was wondering how far I run? We chatted about running and it turns out she was a runner in her younger days. She genuinely missed it and said she was jealous when she sees runners like myself out plodding around. She can’t run now due to ill-health but for the rest of that run I couldn’t stop thinking about what she said. It made me realise how much I just take this for granted and in fact moan about it a lot.


I’m very lucky I can run. Even if it is slow and hard. I can still run.

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These are the trainers i have collected over the last 4  years. I would say i get good mileage out of a pair of running shoes and don’t tend to just throw away a pair just because they are not the latest model etc. The best pair i have ever owned were the original Nike Air Pegasus. Nothing in my opinion has come close to the overall comfort and durability of that shoe. I use 4 sets of that lot for training depending on the weather and the location of my run depends on the type i wear. I mostly run off-road so trail shoes are more suited to the runs i do but i do find them just as good on the road to.

I went to look at some triathlon bikes to get a feel as to what was going on. Far to expensive for me so I’m just gonna have to cycle the mileage on my trusty old Halfords bike.

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That Was Great

The Olympics have just finished and there are a lot of glum people at work. I’m looking forward to the Paralympics now which is just a week and a bit away. It was great to see so many people out running over the period. I’m usually quite cynical when we get the New Year runners and don’t see them in February but this was different. I saw parents out running with their kids and it was obvious it was a new thing. Great stuff.

I haven’t posted in ages but i have been out running around. I have no plans at the moment but i am seriously looking at doing a triathlon sometime next year. Time to dust down the speedos and get the bike out.

The people who do these things sent me a lovely pair of Polaroid sunglasses. I don’t usually wear glasses when i’m out running but these were of a different quality. Slightly heavier (in a good way) than others i have tried and when i put them on i did let out a surprised “oh!” because these sat very nicely on my big nose. There was a good gap for ventilation something i suffer from horrendously because of the amount of sweat i generate. It was so nice running without squinting and i thought they looked ok. I was going to say cool but a bloke in his late 30’s saying that is not cool. Now a part of my running kit and good for everyday stuff.


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