David S Hays’ Running Log

Good morning folks. After last night’s spectacularly awful Arsenal result I need something to take my mind off of the pain. I thought I’d do a post explaining how I record my runs. Along with Movescount and Strava I used to use my own spreadsheet until things got difficult with formulas and macros etc. After a…

Three Forts Challenge

Good morning folks. I have just signed up for the Three Forts Challenge! It is marathon and half marathon event located just outside the beautiful town of Worthing on the south coast of England. Held on the first bank holiday in May it will hopefully be a sunny and spectacular event. However, it is hilly. Super…

Hampton Court half marathon – Race day

Hello from the floor of my living room. It has been a few hours since I finished my first half marathon. I managed it in 1:47:42 which is a large amount faster than I thought would be possible. My body is pretty destroyed though. It is difficult to walk. I have my legs up to…

To the woman who tutted at me using the disabled toilets…

Originally posted on So Bad Ass:
Dear lady who loudly tutted at me using the disabled loos, I know you saw me running in, with my able bodied legs and all. You saw me opening the door with my two working arms. You saw me without a wheelchair. Without any visible sign of disability. You…

Last run before my half marathon?

Good morning folks. I feel tired this morning. Really tired. The last couple of days have been exhausting. I am not entirely sure why but I have had headaches and felt fatigued. I thought perhaps I was getting ill but it doesn’t seem that way. I guess it’s just the rigours of cosmopolitan, urban living taking…

Indoor cycling, a walk and some herbs

A rather late post today as I haven’t felt very inspired. It was a rather slow day all round and with no exercise planned I felt quite flat. It’s almost as if I need exercise to raise my enthusiasm levels. It got so bad that I had to go for an hour walk at work. Which…

Treadmill Workout and Indoor Cycling

Good morning people. A quick update here today. Last night’s treadmill session was really great. It was the first time I have enjoyed running on a treadmill in forever. I am not sure if it was because I had some sort of energy/protein bar before hand or if it was because I was playing around…

Tattoos and Treadmills

Good day to you all. Quick update today. I was tattooed on Saturday. Further work has been done to the Viking piece on my arm. We ended up doing a lot of shading up on to the shoulder. Looks like it is going to take longer and subsequently be very much more expensive than I…

Parkrun number 2

On January 3rd I did my first parkrun ever. I enjoyed it so much that I pledged I would like to do it every Saturday. Today I did my second parkrun. Once again there had been a heavy dose of rain the night before so the whole of wimbledon common was a mudbath. This didn’t…

That’s more like it

As the title suggests I am in a much better mood after tonight’s running escapades. I went back to my “usual”  route home. Well it’s only the 3rd time I have done this route but it’s the shortest and most enjoyable by far. I manged to run a PB time of 1:01:58 for 7.5 miles….

Easy run

These two words couldn’t have seemed further apart from each other tonight. The term easy run is a curious one. Sometimes it is a relaxing and enjoyable and sometimes you are doing your damn hardest to keep up with any sort of productive pace. Sweating gallons and struggling to breath to keep up a speed…

Icelandic adventure

Hello everyone. I’ve been off the radar for the last few days as I was on a wintry adventure in Iceland. This is the second time I am writing this post. I wrote half in the airport in Iceland and then the second half in the air and then I managed to lose it all….