Couch to 5K: Week 8: Penultimate Ponderings

It’s getting near the end now, and so this week I discuss how I made it this far and what’s still to come in the final week.

There are no terrible jokes in this video. It must be the hard work in making it to the seemingly dizzying heights of 28 whole minutes. However, despite the lack of poor comedy I do hope you enjoy my latest vlog about this engrossing challenge.

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Couch to 5K: Week 7: The Toxic Twelve and a Half

May 16, 2018

I’m working my way through the NHS/BBC sponsored “Couch to 5K” challenge taking me from no running to 30 minutes of running 3 times a week in just 9 weeks. This is week 7 where I tackle regular 25 minute runs. In this vlog I discuss how far a marathon is in metres, whether high […]

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Couch to 5K: Week 6: Pushing boundaries

May 9, 2018

It’s week 6 of the Couch to 5K programme where I attempt to go from only ever running to the toilet after a particularly hot curry to something equating to actually bonafide exercise in the form of real-proper-moving-generally-quickly running. It’s turning into quite a journey! In the accompanying video to this post, I try to run on some sand, wear an […]

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Couch to 5K: Week 5: Breaking records

May 2, 2018

Here’s another weekly video following my progress on the Couch To 5K programme. This is week 5 where I contemplate whether I can actually run for 20 whole minutes and wonder if I’ve been using my washing machine correctly. The prospect of that very long 20 minute run has been looming large on the horizon […]

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Couch to 5K: Week 4: Hot and cold

April 25, 2018

Another week has shot by, and I’ve now completed the fourth set of runs as I attempt to get from my couch to running 5K in just 9 weeks. I’m using the NHS and BBC sponsored app “Couch To 5K” available for iOS and Android devices, and also as a Podcast. You can download it […]

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From Couch to 5K: Week 3: Seconds become minutes

April 21, 2018

Things are starting to hot up now and I don’t just mean the weather! Couch to 5K is a programme to get you from your couch to running somewhere in the region of 5,000 metres in just 9 weeks, so inevitably at some point the length of time you need to run in one go […]

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From Couch To 5K: Week2: Staying Alive

April 11, 2018

It’s week 2 of the Couch To 5K programme where I attempt to go from sitting on a sofa and not moving very much to running somewhere in the region of 5,000m. In just 9 weeks. Truth be told, I’m not a sloth by nature. I enjoy walking and venture out of the house every […]

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From Couch to 5K: Week 1: Learning to run

April 5, 2018

I’m unfit. I’m very unfit. I may be rake-like in my stature but that doesn’t mean that I have the ability to escape from my wife brandishing a frying pan when I don’t notice her new hair do. Fitness is often judged by what people look like. If you’re carrying a few extra pounds (and […]

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First steps into the Smart Home

February 16, 2018

Here’s a video where I look at three options for smart home lighting: Philips Hue, Ikea’s TRÅDFRI and Lifx. I won’t give anything away about which of the three systems I choose. Please watch the video to find out! Please give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it. You can also subscribe to […]

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Networking update – the finished system

February 14, 2018

It’s been a while since my last blog post (over 2 months) however I’ve been active on my YouTube channel uploading several videos. One of them, is the fourth part of my networking series (above). In this video I get to the final stage of the process putting everything into the cabinet – very nice! […]

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