Category Archives: exercise

The Hardest Half

“It’s all perfectly runnable.”… or so I was told in the pre-race briefing. And I’m sure it would have been – right up until the time that the Indian tectonic plate smashed into the Eurasian plate 50 million years ago … Continue reading

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Recovery, Running and Visa Applications

I used to like filling in forms. What could be more satisfying than taking a blank document and experiencing the joy of completing it to someone else’s exacting standards? Does this make me odd? Maybe you’re just not with me … Continue reading

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Sun, Exercise and Relaxation = Happiness

What makes you happy? It’s a serious question, since more and more people seem to be suffering from depression, and are worryingly hooked on prescription medications. In the Kingdom of Bhutan, “Gross National Happiness” is a concept which implies that … Continue reading

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Eating for Endurance

Knowing not just what to eat to fuel your activities, but also when to eat it, can be a bit of a minefield, especially since we are now being bombarded with a whole host of marketing for the latest in … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Exercise

I knew I was onto something last month when my personal trainer asked me if I ever get stiff and sore after the punishing workouts he gives me every week. My answer was that I usually don’t. He then wanted … Continue reading

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