Beer glass bottom

The hangover

A night out in London. A few drinks. A good time. But I had just become a binge drinker. This was a bit of a surprise. I know what binge drinking looks like; I have seen it on the news and in the papers and it is ugly. And my night out did not look…

Beer bubbles

The clock

The room is quite gloomy. Gloomy in a cool and urban way, not a just-switched-on-an-energy-saving-lightbulb way. I feel a little out of place, mainly because I am not cool or urban. Or gloomy. This is the BrewDog bar in Shepherds Bush in London, a “West London powerhouse” (their words, not mine) with over 40 taps of beer to choose…

ConfusedRB

One for the bloggers

Are you a blogger? I know a lot of my readers are. If you are, then this post may strike a chord with you. If you’re not, then I apologise; carry on with your day and come back soon for something more food/running/beer-related. This is only a temporary diversion I promise. Still with me? Then you’re…

Memory full!

Memory problems

It’s never happened to me before. It’s all a little embarrassing. I have made the ultimate parkrun mistake. I turned up without my barcode. Actually, that’s not quite true; I did have my barcode. It was still in the back pocket of my shorts. My shorts that had recently been through the washing machine. They…

Banana

Let’s look at the evidence

A recent post on Running Buffet was looking at the ‘5 a day’ initiative and it included the statement “there is evidence that eating more fruit and vegetables can help improve your health”. Now this seems like a self-evident fact, in the same vein as “getting more exercise is good for you” and “drinking beer makes you…

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A funny thing happened on twitter this week

It is not every day that I get called an inspirational woman. Largely, I suspect, this is on account of me being a 32 year-old man. With a beard. But this week, a fellow twitteree (twitterer?) was kind enough to add me to their list of inspiring women. “Why?” you may well ask. In truth, there…