Love the UI tweaks in Feedbin. Subtle and clean but make the navigation / reading experience even better.

Fantastic run this morning. The air was fresh and crisp and I kept a consistent pace throughout. Not my quickest time but not far off my average:

10.03 km - 56:40 min - 5'38" pace

My current goal (after reading Footnotes) is to run without music.

Today, I ran the first five kilometres with music at half my normal volume; and the second five kilometres...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/01/2

Less, More and None (2019)

As promised, here are my (Less, More and None) priorities for 2019…

Less

eating out
being wasteful
spending time on ‘urgent but unimportant’ tasks

More

listening to others well
running
strengthening my core and gluteus muscles
writing
random acts of kindness
buying/eating local foods
reusing and recycling...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/01/l

#2019 -improvement -being

Less, More and None (2019)

As promised, here are my (Less, More and None) priorities for 2019…

Less

eating out
being wasteful
spending time on ‘urgent but unimportant’ tasks

More

listening to others well
running
strengthening my core and gluteus muscles
writing
random acts of kindness
buying/eating local foods
reusing and recycling...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/01/l

#2019 -improvement -being

Less, More and None (2018)

I can’t remember who originally drew my attention to the idea of Less, More, and None on educator Jacoby Young’s website, but the notion of prioritising your life around these three determiners appealed to me.

Unlike Jacoby, I did not publish my list publicly....

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/l

#2018 -improvement -being

Reading to Run; Running to Read

I just finished reading Footnotes by Vybarr Cregan-Reid. It was an excellent book... as much a travel diary and literary history as a book about running.

I normally do a bit more research before...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/r

Less, More and None (2018)

I can’t remember who originally drew my attention to the idea of Less, More, and None on educator Jacoby Young’s website, but the notion of prioritising your life around these three determiners appealed to me.

Unlike Jacoby, I did not publish my list publicly....

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/l

#2018 -improvement -being

Reading to Run; Running to Read

I just finished reading Footnotes by Vybarr Cregan-Reid. It was an excellent book... as much a travel diary and literary history as a book about running.

I normally do a bit more research before...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/r

I’m currently reading Footnotes by Vybarr Cregan-Reid. My run on Sunday morning reminded me of this passage from the book:

We runners know that once you settle down deeply into pace, you settle just as deeply into the landscape; you huddle into it. The reason that the experience of the landscape can be so intense is that you become part of it. What you are...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/2

-reid

Reclaiming My Domain (since August 2016)

This is a post that I started writing back in 2017. I thought I should finish it off and post it for posterity. Some of these details have also been added to my about page...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/2

Why , why!?

I have no problem with blocks.

I do have a problem with non-standard HTML.

Cat trolls dog!

Watch as Molly Reed’s cat Cleo toys with Mara the dog. Mara never has a chance against this nutty Bengal.

No stats this week...

I've been nursing muscle strains in my back for the last two weeks. The first was on the right side of my back and cleared up after a weeks rest. The second was more acute - acquired following an intense round of 3x3 basketball. I really should have learned to ease myself back in by now! 

This morning, I was simply grateful to be back out running on the roads and trails. The sun was shining; the...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/11/2

In absence of any blog posts this week (I've been all sorts of busy), here is a great blog post about the benefits of 'mindful running': nytimes.com/2018/10/30/well/mo?

Having ditched rock, rap and pop for more meditative tunes, this may be my next step?

Article found by the excellent NYT Running newsletter: nytimes.com/newsletters/runnin. 🏃‍♂️

Stoked to get back out on the road and trails after taking a week off from running to nurse a pulled muscle in my back.

Here be stats:

- 6.02 Km: 00:32:42
- Run Pace: 00:05:26 (Min/Km)
- Run Speed: 11.05 Km/hr

This website is really useful if you are into your running/pace statistics.

I also finished reading Richard Askwith's excellent biography of Emil Zatopek.  

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/11/2

askwith zátopek

Starting to read Footnotes by Vybarr Cregan-Reid. In the intro he says: "I have become a fairly average runner, who runs average-to-long distances, in quite average times." I think I've found a kindred spirit. I hope so. No marathons for him or me. And no shoes... 👣

Couldn't help but think of this quote on my morning run today...

Pain, he said, is nothing more than a mind-set. So he distracts himself with other thoughts — the joy of running, the finish line ahead. Then the pain fades.
~ Kipchoge, Eliud (2018)

Paraphrased by Scott Cacciola in the New York Times.

Pushing through that pain, I ran my fastest 10K yet - 54m 22s, with an average pace of 5m...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/10/2

kipchoge -set best

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