Tag Archives: running

Best Foot Forward?

Dave and I lay awake in bed last night, having one of those ‘Are we going to carry doing this for the rest of lives?’ moments. I don’t mean that we were discussing ‘Shall we go out and find new … Continue reading

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Training the Training Partner

Summer is coming. Yes it will! Unless you are in South Africa or Australasia of course, when it will shortly be going away. Tough luck! We all want to look good, especially for beach holidays. A lot of guys fantasise … Continue reading

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Saturday Rituals

Saturdays: no school. Potentially a little more time in bed. But not for the ‘gang of four’ fitness kids – nor, indeed, for us! I’m sharing a breakfast coffee with my friend Steve, father of my son’s best friend Chris. … Continue reading

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“Five Boys”…

School’s out, Easter’s coming, and the Brits are here! The son of my oldest friend Colin, and my son’s great British mate, Ollie, flown over in the care of the parents of one of Ollie’s best sporting pals in the UK, … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation (Post Including an Appeal!)

Most of the pics in today’s post bear no relation to the text, and are just here to get your attention! That said, inspired by Lorenzo, Ian and others, I have been paying attention to ballet boy sites… and that … Continue reading

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Found in the Woods

Currently it is dipping well below freezing at night here in Oak Ridge, and getting up around 48F late afternoon (that’s about 9C). So not really shirtless weather, not even for son Leo! We have been known to do this… … Continue reading

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“The Rain, it Raineth ev’ry Day…”

…or so it seems! That’s a line from a song by William Shakespeare, but I can’t remember which play. Never mind. The deluge here in Oregon has lessened somewhat, but todays’ ‘take-down’ of the circus tentage and getting on the road … Continue reading

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Climbing Frame… or Zimmer Frame?

We’re being run ragged by four 12-year-olds (yes, Jaymee’s in there with the boys!) and their 10yo British protégé Ollie, here on vacation with his family. They challenged us to a “fun run” yesterday, which left me actually wheezing at … Continue reading

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Now You See It…

…now you don’t! Back in Oak Ridge TN to find that the weekend snow has entirely disappeared and its warm enough for even normal people to be out running shirtless! So much for the shirtless barefoot snowball fight I was … Continue reading

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Boiz o’ the ‘Hood, Up to No Good…

Twice a week, Neil and his mates in the local running club get a night off from their girls to do their training. Last night was a bit special: four of them started their training run (12 miles!) from our Cefn … Continue reading

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