8 posts

health

Salad Days

Perhaps having the allotment was worth it after all. I have grown salad! Yes, dear reader, after nearly losing my allotment because it was too much to keep under control, to trying again and having the world's most embarrassing harvest, I was lucky enough to…

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Why I ride

It’s at around the 2 mile mark when I’m aware that I’m not thinking about what I’m doing anymore. It’s the Buzzard that flies overhead, matching my speed so it seems to be hovering above me, almost within touching distance, giving me a few moments…

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Into the woods

You can work hard for your whole life, save money and then get to retire with a lump sum to buy a piece of woodland like this. To own it. Or you can just walk outside and visit for free thanks to great organisations…

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Middle-Aged Man in Lycra

As the clock on my ageing work laptop showed 12.30pm I closed down Outlook and powered everything off. 12.35pm, I was upstairs, shoehorning myself into my aging lycra. Orange and Black like all of the most dangerous things, the McLaren F1 2017 team, Harley Davidson’s…

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10k Step Days - Walk 1

Both my wife and I recently invested in some Fitbits as a way to be more aware of our health goals. We chose the Fitbit Blaze, primarily for it's ability to monitor heart rate as well as use GPS data from a connected phone to…

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How to claim back your life, before starting work

After dropping off my son with his childminder I reckoned I had about 45 minutes spare before the 9am clock on. I was wearing a pair of shorts that were too big and baggy, t shirt and hoodie, old socks and barefoot shoes. The bike…

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Slow Carb for Vegetarians

Sneaking in a whole, thick, juicy Gammon steak was the best thing I ever did. As it sizzled on the grill pan I was almost giddy with excitement. I was about to eat some real food. I have a big date coming up in October…

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Headspace

As I came back to focusing on the room around me, my messy desk and computer to the right, the traffic crawling along outside and the sound of the whippet's feet and claws tip, tip, tapping along on the laminate floor I felt focussed,…

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