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Just got back from playing footie with some workmates. I haven’t played football for years now, and it showed. My left foot seized up after 40 minutes so I spent the remaining time being a slow moving target in the goal. Earlier on in the game I did score a blinder from the halfway line.


Unbelievably, both Steinunn and I got up this morning at 6:30am for a jog round the meadows. It took 16 minutes to run / walk our route. I felt pretty good after the run and I had an hour and a half before leaving for work.

I'm pretty much motionless at work so any exercise before or after is much needed.

About 6000 people just run down the street below our flat. All these folk were taking part in the Bupa sponsored fun run, which was in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

This inspired us, after a bit of mutual encouragement, to go on a run ourselves. We’ve set a goal of completing a non-stop run around the perimeter of the Meadows in a eight week’s time. I think we’ll complete this target earlier if we stick to running twice a week.

hoto of the Bupa fun run taken from the flat windowHaving just returned from our first “training session”, we completed a run around the Meadows, slowing 6 times along the away to a walking pace, and starting up again once we had gained our breath back. For me, running out of breath isn’t too much of a problem, it’s my ankles and feet that ache because of my mis-shaped flat feet. It’s about time I go see a specialist who can sought my feet out once and for all. For too long now I have suffered pain anytime I run for more than minute, which is very frustrating when trying to get fit.