A further 5 a day

If my last blog post has left you still wondering about the correct number of cherries to be eating today, then worry not as I shall present, instead, an alternative ‘5 a day’ for your consideration. And this one does not involve a single satsuma, not one nectarine and zero, er, zucchini? Instead it involves…

Bitesized: Yarde Farm ice cream

You may remember that I finished the 2014 5×50 challenge at Bovisands in South Devon. What I didn’t mention at the time was that I rewarded myself for completing the challenge with a double scoop of Yarde Farm ice cream. I didn’t plan to have two scoops but the cafe at Bovisands has a bizarre…

Spring in my step

One of the best decisions the organisers of the 5×50 challenge have made was to switch from holding the annual challenge in the autumn to the spring. Rather than running up to the last day of British Summer Time, it now starts on the first day of BST and runs for the next 50 days.…

Running the 50th

They were as surprised to see me as I was them. Neither of us had expected the other to be there when we approached the corner. The trouble was, there were many more of them. I was only me. They grouped together defensively, then aggressively, realising the superiority of their numbers. Flexing their muscles, staring right…

And when he was up, he was up

And when he was down, he was down. And when he was only half way up, he was thinking “oh good grief, how big is this hill?” This year, as part of the 2014 5×50 challenge, I had decided to enter my very first running race. And last Sunday was the day of the race;…

100k and counting

We have reached day 31 of the 2014 5×50 challenge. That’s a whole month of the challenge completed; a month of exercising every day. I have also passed the 100 km mark for the challenge and that’s a good feeling. The mathematically astute among you will quickly note that 100 km over 31 days doesn’t average…

Habit forming

I have been keeping quiet about this, but now feels like the right time to mention that we are currently almost half way through the 2014 5×50 challenge. For the uninitiated, the 5×50 challenge asks participants to complete 5km (or 30 minutes of an alternative activity) every day for 50 days. In 2012 this was…