Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Nearly halfway

No. of km done: 400
No. of km to target: 600
Conditions: Cloudy but warm
Starting music: Let Forever Be by The Chemical Brothers
Finishing music: It Happened Today by REM

I'm currently a wee bit behind schedule (only 3 or 4 miles or so), but it's been a pretty chaotic week - we've got some building work going on and so there's been loads of noise and dust being kicked up. Consequently work is taking longer to get through and everything else slows down as well. I have managed to sneak past the 400 km done mark though! Woohoo!

As it's another milestone gone, now seems as good a time as any to remind you, dear reader, that you can sponsor my efforts here: http://www.justgiving.com/goneabitrunny

It's all in a splendid cause, of course - hopefully we'll raise enough money to build a classroom or two in Africa for kids who really, really need it.

Friday, 13 May 2011


No. of km done: 376
No. of km to target: 624
Conditions: Sunny and warm
Starting music: The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret by Q.O.T.S.A
Finishing music: On A Day Like This by Elbow

Still managing to stay on schedule, but the pulled muscle in my upper thigh (and not my upper thing, as I just typed) that's making my arse hurt is no better. It doesn't stop me running at all (in fact, I barely notice it), but I suspect the running isn't helping it get better either and as the rest of the time I enjoy a sit down as much as the next man, it's getting a bit annoying.

Next week seems to have a few stormy days forecast, so that might make things interesting. And by interesting I possibly mean bloody awful if I get caught in a heavy downpour. Last summer I was out when it hammered down one day, and when I got home I wrang literally a pint of water out of my top. It may be great for wicking away sweat, but unfortunately that makes it excellent at hoovering up rain too. I've had a lot more sympathy for sheep when it rains after that day, I can tell you.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Brief pause

No run today as my pulled leg muscle (ok, buttock muscle) is still feeling sore so I'm taking a day off in the hope it'll sort itself out. In the meantime, here's some further pimping of my justgiving page :)

Monday, 2 May 2011

Time to cough up!

No. of km done: 344
No. of km to target: 656
Conditions: Sunny but windy
Starting music: Fascination by Alphabeat
Finishing music: Buggierunningbeeps (Rez OST)

Hooray, I've finally got my fundraising page up! You can pledge all your worldly goods (or £10, whichever comes first) at http://www.justgiving.com/goneabitrunny

Also, my Achilles tendon seems to be OK now, which is a huuuuge relief, and my Nike+ Sportband has sorted itself out as well - all my runs are now uploaded and I'm officially on schedule. And should you have landed here after visiting my justgiving page, here's some evidence that I've really been doing this:

Nike running

Or I could send you my stinky socks, of course :)