Tag: Epilepsy

A half-marathon development

Yesterday afternoon, just before I left my office, I was emailed by the lovely team at Epilepsy Action, offering me a place in the upcoming Royal Parks half-marathon. Wow. I'd put myself in the draw for race places directly with the race organisers several months ago, but was unsuccessful. So I gracefully accepted I wasn't ...

An accountability update

Since I so publically committed to shedding some of my inappropriately acquired flab, I thought it would be useful to provide a bit of an update. Accountability and all that... Things I'm happy with I'm less fat! In terms of shedding weight, I've gone from 68.8 to 66.6 kilos since I started the year. Not ...

Detox bollocks

It's the time of year when all the newspapers are advising their readers to engage in one form of detox or another. They spend all of November advising us which fattening food to eat to have the 'perfect Christmas' and then point out we're fat and out of shape and 'need' to go on a ...

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Three cheers for the NHS

I've written before about how amazing I think the NHS is. Think about it - a free-to-all health service. What an amazing concept.  Unfortunately, it's seen better days and is sorely lacking in investment. Jeremy Hunt seems to be doing his best to alienate every clinician in the country. But it's still fantastic and I ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon 2016

I live! I didn't just survive this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I enjoyed every minute of it! It was, as ever, a well organised and very picturesque race. But the addition of some unexpected sunshine was simply an added bonus. My pacing was a little off due to navigating early crowds and needing to stop ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon: just a little bit further

I had a fab run yesterday morning. I'd planned to go a little it further than last time and cast my mind back to my training runs for last year's London Marathon. (Oh, the painful memories!) Anyway, I wanted to have a challenging, long run an not simply go round in a loop. My most ...

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The morning after

After my epic fall while running yesterday, I had to deal with the fallout last night and this morning. Last night, my elbow kept me awake - I kept rolling over on it, movements which were quickly followed by eye-opening pain. So, not much sleep. This morning, my alarm went off and I eased myself ...

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Caffeine monster

I had to visit my GP yesterday, who recommended I get some blood tests. But this required me to fast overnight before going back in this morning to have the precious blood ripped from my veins. Fasting while sleeping is easy - even for me! - but not being able to have any coffee as ...

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The Apple Watch continues to be useful

Okay, so this isn't strictly something that will cause you to run to the Apple Store with money in your hands, screaming "just give me the Apple Watch!", but... it's another example of how I find the Apple Watch to be very convenient and helpful. Not life-changing. It's a watch, after all. I travel around ...