Running in circles

July 29, 2014

Last year, I announced I had begun running on Saturday mornings in Walsall Arboretum. Parkrun has since become a regular feature of my weekends. To date I’ve clocked up 44 runs, covering a total of 220km which otherwise wouldn’t have happened.


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Faster, fat boy.

March 30, 2013

Today I ran faster.
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Run, fat boy, run.

March 16, 2013

I did something remarkable today. I ran.

That’s not an easy task for someone who’s still as heavy as I am, and not possessed of industrial strength knees. Read the rest of this entry »

Four weeks of #fatboygym

August 23, 2012

It’s been nearly a month since the doctor told me to change my lifestyle drastically, reduce my cholesterol and take better overall care of my body. I have been to the gym regularly, changed my diet, and even started taking medicinal linseed oil supplements.

And the result? I’m a size smaller round the middle, have more energy, feel better and have started to lose fat all over my body. It’s amazing how just one month of trying to live better has brought benefits. I’m over a stone lighter than when I started.

Best of all, the diet and stuff has been OK. I don’t have massive cravings for coffee, beer or chocolate and I’m actually enjoying the increased fruit intake. I have eight weeks until the next appointment with the doctor. If I can stick with this, I’ll be hoping for good news.