Return to running

Following my recent groin strain – stop sniggering at the back – that’s me back running again.

Slow and steady – but I never did run any other way !

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So – back to Strathclyde parkrun this Saturday and more importantly – the MND Scotland fun run also in Strathclyde park on Saturday 16th May.

It’s a cause close to my heart and I will be fundraising for MND Scotland in memory of my brother Derek and my daughter Emma.

You can donate here : https://www.justgiving.com/DerekGoodman

YouTube playlist – Birthday Number Ones

I decided to create a playlist that contained all of the number ones from my birthday over the years:

Some Good – Some Not So Good

What would your’s look like?

Time To Chill

Run done – check.
Breakfast eaten – check.
Spot by the pool – you tell me?

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Running Again

I found a much shadier and scenic route for today’s run :

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But I quickly realised why the local runners all stick to the main roads.

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BREATHTAKING !
My slowest 5k in a long time. Mind you, according to my Fitbit I climbed the equivalent of 34 floors yesterday!

My podcast playlist

Just in case anyone is interested – here is my current podcast contents. If you want to recommend any of your favourites to me – let me know in the comments below.

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Well that was a first in a long time:

I went for a run
AND I ENJOYED IT !

Yes it was only 5k
Yes it was slow
Yes it was uninterrupted
Yes my head was held high
Yes I smiled all the way

YES !

Photo of my wife topless

First time trying a photosphere


Hint: she’s standing in front of the mirror.

What I’m Reading – The Martian

It’s been a while since I found a true “can’t put down” book.

I have found one The Martian by Andy Weir:

The story of an astronaut left on Mars.

Dublin Marathon 2012

2012-10-29 08.46.45 Well – that’s my final marathon of the year done and what a way to end it. Fantastic location, fantastic people/support, fantastic weather (cold and dry) and a personal best by over 14 minutes!

You can review my marathon stats here.
The stats make interesting reading (if your into stats or are a runner).
It shows how my pace per mile has changed since my first marathon and also how Chester compared with Dublin (4 weeks apart). It also finally drummed it into me that starting slow DOES enable you to hold a more consistent pace for longer.

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Chester Marathon – My Race

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As you should know by know my plan for the year was to run four marathons, one in each of Wales, Scotland, England and Ireland for MND Scotland.

The start of October saw the English leg with the Chester marathon.

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