#GetBexRunning: 1

OK, so I said I was going to start running again, and I tried to put it off tonight (even scoffing Haribos on the way home :-(), but then decided to look through the App store for more ideas. Sara Batts had suggested http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml, but I in trying to find the app that went it, saw there were loads that talk to you whilst running (whilst allowing you to play music), keep a record, and then…

Academic working hours

Recognising that I'm incredibly fortunate to be doing work that I (mostly) enjoy, I'm also seeking to find a better balance, ensuring I have time for friends, etc... The truism is true: nobody on their deathbed wishes they had spent more time at the office. What was once vaguely containable in a 9-to-5 regime has expanded, so we must work evenings and weekends. We are trapped in a structurally embedded "long hours culture", where hours…

I’m signed up for the @Great_Run (South)

At this point, I've just signed up for the Great South Run, 28th October 2012. In 2006, I was on a ski trip in January, and said that I would run the Manchester 10k (May) .. thinking it didn't sound that far... but after 1 minute on the treadmill, I was slightly dying, so joined the running club. My aim was to get it done in 1 hour 30 minutes, but I did it in 1…
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