Keep on running...

29.09.17

You’ve probably heard of the Fitbit – a nifty little device that you wear like a watch, which counts how many steps you walk each day. Fitbits (and many of the similar devices made by other companies) have a default target of 10,000 steps per day. This is often quoted as a helpful goal for people who aren’t all that active. Here’s a BBC article which gives some background to the 10,000 steps target.

One concern with these activity tracker gizmos is the trauma of leaving them at home…
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I might buy one soon, especially if I spot a bargain somewhere, but my main fitness thing is running. I’ve been training pretty seriously for the last couple of months and on 24 September I took part in the Winchester Half Marathon. It was a great morning and I was really pleased with my time (just over 1 hour 50 minutes), especially given the steep climb up St James Lane, Romsey Road, and Sarum Road! Those of you who are familiar with Winchester will know what I mean…

Some of the training was done on my own but I joined my local running club earlier this year and have been running with them quite a lot. Running with other people has been really encouraging – it’s so helpful to get support and training tips from clubmates.

I’ve already entered my next race, another half marathon on 19 November this time in Gosport. Apparently the route is quite flat so I’m hoping to go a bit quicker than I did in Winchester. Also, I need your help! I’m going to try and raise some money for my church’s building redevelopment project so a spot of fancy dress might be in order. At least a silly hat.

So if you have any costume ideas then do comment below or email me directly. Something church or religion themed might work nicely, perhaps a bishop’s hat or a monk’s habit. Must remember to check whether there’s a law against impersonating a member of the clergy…