Vlogging my way to 5K: Week 3 “One Slow Step At A Time”

It’s another week in my attempt to regain any fitness I may have managed to acquire whilst doing the Couch To 5K programme last year.

This week I interrupt some golfers, realise that I’m probably talking to myself and decide to mix things up a little with a pre-run intro or two.

I know how to let my hair down. At least I would if I had any.

If you’ve decided to take the Couch To 5K or are interested in getting fitter, check out my first series of videos and this follow up series in the full playlist.

After posting this, I realised that I didn’t include my week 2 video on these pages, so just for completeness here it is:

Couch To 5K: One Year On

April 4, 2019

Unbelievably it’s been one year since I crawled off my sofa leaving behind a very nice plate of biscuits and ventured outside into the brightness to attempt the Couch To 5K programme. Couch To 5K is a programme sponsored in the UK by NHS England and the BBC that helps you using structured lessons, 3 […]

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An introduction to Apple CarPlay (and Android Auto)

February 23, 2019

If there’s been something that’s never really worked all that well since the introduction of the smartphone, it’s how they integrate with your car. Perhaps this shouldn’t be a surprise as car manufacturers work many years in advance and they want to control as much of how you interact with their vehicles as they can. […]

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What Mac did I buy in November 2018?

December 18, 2018

When it comes to buying a new computer, it’s not something that I do every day! Or even every year. Or every 2 years. In fact sometimes I go almost a decade between purchases. When I bought my first Mac, a Mac Mini, it was 2005 and some people thought I was bonkers as Windows […]

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Getting a water softener

December 12, 2018

I’ve wanted a water softener for many years and in the video above, I finally take the plunge! In case you don’t know, there’s a very good chance that you live in a hard water area. I certainly do. In actual fact, even if you don’t live in a hard water area, your water is […]

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Couch To 5: Week 9: The End of the Beginning

May 30, 2018

This is my final vlog of the Couch To 5K programme when an unfortunate technical problem in the last 5 minutes almost scuppers my final run! In this video I reflect on the programme and start a somewhat unsuccessful Mexican wave. This process has been something of a revelation to me. 9 weeks ago, I […]

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Couch to 5K: Week 8: Penultimate Ponderings

May 23, 2018

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 […]

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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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