Pokemon Go plus broken toe equals recovery?
Oct04

Pokemon Go plus broken toe equals recovery?

My younger son has been walking on his toes since he was about 4. We have never been able to ascertain why he started it – was it just a habit, which then made him physically unable to walk on the flats of his feet? Or has he been physically unable to walk on the flats of his feet since he was 4? People weren’t designed to walk on their toes. If you put too much pressure on any part of your body, it causes knock-on effects...

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Walking the Parkrun
Aug08

Walking the Parkrun

There are many reasons for taking part in Parkrun. A big one, in fact the main one for us, is the competitive element and improving our times. We’re always on the lookout for a PB. But there’s a lot more to it than that. There’s the general fitness, there’s the enjoyment, there’s feeling a bit smug that you’re out of bed and exercising while lots of people are still asleep… Every time you take...

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The broken toe and the drama performance
Jul25

The broken toe and the drama performance

There’s never a good time to break your toe, but when my son broke his toe on the day of his school drama performance, that felt like a really bad time. Of course, he really, really wanted to do the drama performance. He’d been working hard on it for the past couple of weeks. But, as he could barely walk, he was going to struggle to dance. He reluctantly agreed to miss it that day, but was most definitely going to do the...

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The broken toe and football without shoes
Jul18

The broken toe and football without shoes

I was at home, deeply embroiled in work (which isn’t something which happens much these days), when the phone rang. My younger son’s school. This is the first time they’ve ever rung me. In my experience, schools only ring for one reason (or maybe two, if you count injuries and illnesses separately). And as the woman was talking… Football without shoes… I was just thinking – get to the point! What...

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Project 366 Weeks 27 & 28
Jul16

Project 366 Weeks 27 & 28

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks in the run-up to the end of term. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 185 – Sunday 3rd July – my family got home from camping and my daughter was the most tired I’d ever seen her. Only yesterday I said I hoped I’d run my last Parkrun in my old trainers and I was true to my word! I finally bit the bullet and got some new ones. They’re so comfortable...

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