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It’s a trying 2016 so far

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It’s a trying 2016 so far

Can you believe we’re nearly a quarter of the way through 2016? What has happened to time? Is there some disturbance in the space-time continuum that means that time is getting ahead of itself? Or is it that we’ve moved nearer the equator and somehow that secretly makes time pass more quickly?  (It could be the […]

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Jolly

How to win at life

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How to win at life

I don’t know if it’s coincidence, but Friday was the last day of term 3 and I was informed that I’m officially “horrible”. In less than 24 hours, I managed to fall out with all 3 of my children.  Good effort! It rounds off a week where I’d been given feedback that I don’t give enough discretionary effort […]

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Jolly

End of the Affair

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End of the Affair

I’m typing this whilst wallowing in self-pity.  I have a running injury. Since my dalliance with speedwork a couple of days ago, when the hip flexor got involved, things became messy, and now it’s all over between me and running. WAH! I feel isolated from my group of friends, because it’s suddenly obvious they were my […]

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Jolly

A Summer Body, Baby

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A Summer Body, Baby

Have you lost hours of your life to Game of Thrones?  I’ve only dipped my toe in, but I noticed there seemed to a lot of talk of “Winter is Coming”. Amongst all the boobs and beheadings, of course. All those bodies on display, and it struck me that the fitness world has a reverse […]

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Jolly

It’s my birthday!

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It’s my birthday!

Titch (otherwise known as Twin2) asked if I was excited about my birthday last night.  And the honest answer was no.  Because, you know, I’m another year closer to 50, which is another decade closer to 60. And then, Titch pointed out, helpfully? reassuringly? that’s when you turn into Granny. I was more worried about […]

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Oscar

The Oscarmort Manifesto

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The Oscarmort Manifesto

Huminions!  I’ll never understand them. Why is a species so obviously so mentally deficient allowed to rule itself, and worse still, proliferate?  Mine went outside in a downpour this morning for the purpose of “going for a run”, just as thunder and lightning rolled in.  Even the furry beasts were sensible enough to take shelter […]

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Jolly

Comrades 2016: The journey starts now

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Comrades 2016: The journey starts now

Confession time again. I may have inadvertently imported something from South Africa.  And judging by the front of my shirt, I suspect it’s a small warthog.  (OK, not so small).

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Oscar

Comrades Marathon Review

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Comrades Marathon Review

Comrades Marathon: The Definitive Lord Oscarmort Interview Hello Readers. My huminions left the house – for a weekend away, I thought.  I was wrong.  I was abandoned; left to the ministrations of the Small and Weak huminions. I’m quite capable of controlling the Furry Beasts, but this has been a harrowing experience.  The Small and […]

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Jolly

Comrades 2015: Up to PMB

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Comrades 2015: Up to PMB

Comrades 2015 Race Review And so, the big day dawned. The 2015 Comrades Marathon was to be run.  And I was to be part of it! This is my race review of the Comrades 2015 Up Run finishing in Pietermaritzburg (PMB). Thursday, we had visited the Expo in Durban and shopped for cheap drinks bottles […]

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Jolly

The Long Jog to Comrades

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The Long Jog to Comrades

One cold Sunday in South Africa in 2012, I contracted an infection.  It was called Comrades Fever.  It rendered me unable to move, and for 12 hours I lay under a blanket staring blankly ahead, only vaguely aware of my direct surroundings. I was transported into a virtual world, somewhere several hundred kilometres from where […]

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