Runner

Bitesized: Vicarious running

All sorts of people inspire me in my running. Generally, reading about other people and their running exploits is a great way of getting myself excited about going for a run. Sometimes, however, there are people that inspire even greater admiration, and one of those people is Yvie Johnson from Fierce Mind {Running}. Fierce Mind…

Recycled Words

Another plug

How do I come up with those titles? Evidently I am a wonder with words. You may remember last year’s blatant plug for an exciting London-based event, where several stories were performed to an excited audience by the excellent Liars’ League. No? Well click on the link or, better still, stay around to the end of…

Running Watch

Watch and learn

I have had my running watch for nearly two years now. You would have thought that two years would be long enough to work out how it works. You clearly haven’t met me before. Last week we ran the Delicious Dart. My watch gave me progress updates for the last third of the run in…

Fish eating

Sea anything you like?

Let’s be honest, if you’re writing a blog post about a fancy dress run, then words will only get you so far. It’s the images that count. In honour of this weekend’s Delicious Dart “food festival on the run”, here is a quick run through 15 miles’ worth of photos… By the way, we were…

Cricket helmet

I wanted to be Steven Seagal

“Okay… you can be Tommy Lee Jones and I’ll be Steven Seagal. I’m not going as the one who pops out of the cake – it’s far too cold for that. Hmm, or I could be Gary Busey.” Mrs Running Buffet gave me a look. You know the one. She enquired – politely- as to…

Grass

Bitesized: In the country

I live in Devon. Generally this means I have a semi-rural kind of life: I see hills and fields, sheep and cows, during my drive to work. Along a dual carriageway. The nearest field to my house is about three hundred metres away, up a hill (after all, it is Devon). From our windows I can…

Croissant

Behind the curve

I was waiting in the barbers last weekend, reading the paper. I can’t remember which one. Paper, that is – I know which barbers it was. In it, there was an article about croissants. Seriously, there was. And it was an angry article: a supermarket – Tesco, I think – is planning to impose straight…