Tag Archives: Fitness

cool as kim deal

Ambition is a funny thing. When you’re young ambition is a marker of difference, individuating us from each other. The combination of self belief and forward trajectory is how difference is marked because there isn’t anything else: no achievements worth … Continue reading

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29.55

This morning I did it. I ran five kilometres in twenty nine minutes and fifty five seconds. For the most part I was moving within my limits but there was some unseemly acceleration in the final four hundred metres to … Continue reading

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way to go me

I’m still hitting the gym most mornings, though my weight doesn’t move too much anymore. But this morning I did manage 31.35m for my five k run and that is as close to my goal (30min/5k) as close as I’ve … Continue reading

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Grumplestiltskin

I didn’t achieve my goal. Not yet at any rate. I ran 4.8ks on Friday morning and felt okay about not quite breaking through the five kilometres in thirty minutes barrier. It shits me but that’s why I’ll keep trying. … Continue reading

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I am a runner and I am my father’s son

So the preparation for the Falklands expedition continues. Some of the preparation is quite fun: the catalogues of camping equipment; the testing of purchases; the imagining of myself on the peat bog slogging forward. Some of the preparation, most notably … Continue reading

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it’s a long, long road and I’m still pretty heavy

The weigh in: net loss three point three kilos. Fat loss, six point four kilos, muscle mass gain three point one kilos. The scales, like the Oracle of Delphi, spat out these details yesterday morn and it has taken me … Continue reading

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autocannibalism, the hard way

So I’ve been on my regime now for about six weeks and I am fitter and stronger. I have increased my muscle mass and lost about five centimetres off my waist. I haven’t actually lost any weight now for two … Continue reading

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