RED January Day 21

Squeezed a little 30min treadmill run in this afternoon. 3 miles.


RED January Day 20

I may have said it before, but getting out for a run after work on a Friday is by far the hardest day of the week. It was no different today.

But I did indeed drag myself out of the door, despite the threat of rain and impending dark.

3.8 miles. Done.

Also bagged the 100km in January Strava badge.


RED January Day 19

That’s every day of January I have run so far, it starts to get a bit tedious from this point. It’s not just the running, it’s the double daily showers, it’s the trying to fit it in around ‘life’, not to mention the dark, cold days.

Today it was ANOTHER treadmill run: 5km.

Today’s soundtrack was Frightened Rabbit. Incredibly this album was released ten years ago this week.


RED January Day 18

It’s been a busy cold week so far – two treadmill runs – but I was determined to get outside for a run today.

Got out of work as soon as I could and managed to at least start the run in the light – head-torch was required towards the end.

4.2 miles around the village. Very cold and breezy. Day 18. Done.


RED January Day 17

Squeezed a little run in…

Full day of teaching followed by a 3 hour parents’ evening. Followed by waiting in the car for this to clear…

All meant it was a 2 mile run on the treadmill. Done.


RED January Day 16

Day 16…over halfway.

Busy evening tonight. It was straight in from work, jump on the treadmill, dinner and out for a Samaritans duty.

Treadmill: 3.4 miles at a nice gentle pace.

Today was rebranded by the Samaritans as ‘Brew Monday’ – encouraging people to check in with someone and have a chat.


RED January Day 15

After running for the last five days on the treadmill, it felt good to actually get outside for the run.

It was very cold and windy which made the lunchtime run around the village all the more satisfying.

4.3 miles


RED January Day 14

It was another cheeky 2+ miles on the treadmill.

Mainly because it’s been a very busy day: out all day and out again tonight.


Book 2 of 2023

‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho

My reading is slightly different this year, normally I’d just read a book a wanted to read. But this year I’ll be interspersing books I want to read with recommendations.

This was one of those recommendations.

I wouldn’t normally pick up a book like this. It’s described as a modern classic and is always in those lists of book you must read.

Apparently the story of Santiago, the shepherd boy, has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams.

Quick blog today I’ve got lots to do:

  • Follow your heart
  • Watch for omens
  • Chase your dreams
  • Fear is the obstacle
  • Live in the present
  • Always take action

Looks like it might be a busy day!

To summarise: wasn’t that impressed with it.