Return to marathon training: Weeks 7 to 10
Sep21

Return to marathon training: Weeks 7 to 10

As I approached the middle of my training for Newport marathon 2021, I’d reached the point where my legs felt stiff and aching pretty much all the time. This is normal (well certainly normal for me) and not an indication of injury – just an indication of all the hard work I’m putting in to get stronger. Week 7 of marathon training started with a 45 minute ‘intense run’, as it is described on my plan. That...

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Silent Sunday 19.9.21
Sep19

Silent Sunday 19.9.21

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The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn
Sep17

The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn is a memoir and the sequel to The Salt Path, which I read this time last year. The Salt Path tells the story of Ray and her husband Moth trekking the whole of the South West Coast Path – through Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. They started walking after they lost their home and Moth was diagnosed with a degenerative and terminal illness. He was told to be careful on stairs, but instead he trekked for...

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1000 hours outside: Summer update
Sep14

1000 hours outside: Summer update

At the start of the year, I set out to spend 1000 hours outside – or at least to see if I can spend around that amount of time outside. I am a person that always spends a lot of time outside. I’m a bit like a dog – if I’m not let out three times a day, I’m a real nightmare. But spending 1000 hours outside in a year means spending an average of 2 hours and 45 minutes outside every day. Even in winter. Even...

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Silent Sunday 12.9.21
Sep12

Silent Sunday 12.9.21

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