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Friday, 1 April 2011

A is for the A-Z blogging challenge

OK. So tonight, after getting my five year old to bed and washing up I went for a quick jaunt around the harbour. Other than the nagging suspicion that going out for a run rather than alcohol at 9pm on a Friday night means middle age is not just an idea on the horizon but a creeping reality, the main thing I thought about was whether to take part in the A-Z blogging challenge I'd read about earlier in the day.

It sounds fun, but I was worried that as there's no way I'm going to try and run six days a week, signing up would mean some (lots?) of the blogs will be written on a false prospectus (thingsimightthinkaboutifihappenedtogorunningagaintoday.blogspot?). But half way around I had a bit of an epiphany: who cares, no one's reading this anyway! So, it's not like I'm going to mortally offend someone by adding blogs not based on runs. (I believe I went through a process more commonly known as 'getting over one'sself'.) I felt my mind free up, and I've signed up - number 1100 on the list!

And, ermm, that's it for tonight, hopefully I'll make it past C. (Actually, let's get B out of the way first. . .)

Running log
Distance: 3 and a bit miles
Pace: 28:37 - eight and a half minute miles.
Location: Bristol harbourside


  1. hi Tim:)

    i never was into running. hated it in boot camp when i had to carry a full pack plus my rifle.

    if you were to remove the word verification for posting comments, you'd get more comments. but that's entirely up to you. generally i avoid blogs with this and those that show visitor maps.

  2. I'm reading!!!

    And welcome to the challenge:)

  3. If you can run, blogging is a snap. Trust me.

    So stick with it--I want to see where your feet--and your words--take you.

    Dead Reckoning

  4. Thanks guys for the comments, appreciated. And thanks for the tip on the word verification @asoujourner - I'm so new at this that I had no idea that it was switched on. (And now I just have to work out where I click in blogger to turn it off!)

  5. neil cartwright3 April 2011 at 10:50

    Hi Tim,
    I like the route you took around the harbour. I did a great pub crawl there last summer.
    Keep on runnin'!

  6. Neil! Hello mate, next time you're in Bristol give me a shout and I'll stop off on one of my runs to join you in the pub crawl!