Hills and track

Mixing it up on a nice sunny Sunday morning.

Like everyone else running has taken a back seat for me during lock down.

I have been able to get out for a few trots and take part in a couple of virtual events but proper session training has been non existent until today.

I am very lucky as near where I live in Chineham we have an 375m community track that was built for London 2012.

It’s not an oval, it has an odd kink in it, it’s only got one lane and it’s not 400m but it suits me fine as, you can do a lung bursting sprint down the main straight. (The other straight has overhanging tree branches you have to duck under)

It was fun and I enjoyed myself as, being a mindful runner, I really am being very appreciative of everything I have along with everything I can do.

I am lucky.



When I was told that some of my mindful quotes were being published in a book, I rushed to order a copy on its release date.

When I thought about writing this blog post about it, I actually took two photos because I didn’t like the way the first one looked.

I’m still listening to Dr Adam Rutherfords excellent book “How to argue with a racist” and, it is fascinating how he debunks so many of the scientifically incorrect ideas we are taught throughout our lives.

He’s inspired me to rejoin Mensa, I’ve been a lapsed member for decades, not because I want to show off my elite high score (which actually means nothing) but, because I want to explore how delightfully normal I am as, in the past I have been seduced by so much due to my own innate vanity.

I want to start looking at bunkum, my new favourite word.

Just because something is repeating again and again by others, doesn’t actually mean that it’s correct.

My life seems to have been built on bunkum so as from today I am going to have a good think about things that can be kept and things that can be debunked.

Thank you Adam Rutherford, you have stimulated my thinking.

I hope others who read this blog are inspired to start their own personal journey.



I’ve been enjoying some down time since completing the Centurion Running One Up event.

I feel it is important to just stop every once in a while and do nothing.

A healthy body and mind are built on rest and sleep and I’m currently mastering both.