The Meanderings of a Mammal

If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn’t as cynical as real life.

—Capt Samuel Vimes, Ankh Morpork City Watch - Guards! Guards!

Little steps


So on one of my previous attempts to pick up running I was staying near Hyde Park in London a couple of nights per week. I’d head out, in the dark and run/ walk around Hyde Park for 30-40 minutes. After a few weeks of that, I developed shin splints again so gave up. A repeated trend over the last…



I thought I’d lost this post trying to synch from my tablet, it was written a week and a half ago, but I’m posting it now anyway:

My first session of the Couch to 5K plan was a simple out and back, with a five minute warm up walk then eight run/ walk pairs followed by another five minute walk….