Welcome!

This blog concerns itself with two topics: personal finance and running. You can draw several (more or less far-fetched) parallels between these two things, but the reason I’ve chosen to write about these specific areas of life are as follows: I’m a fan of both, but I have a background in …

On my reading list

Ever since I learned to read, I’ve always been an avid reader. But in the past few years, I somehow don’t seem to have had much time to read books anymore. I suppose part of it is being in a relationship – reading is, after all, a solitary activity, while watching …

And so it begins…

Today is the start of my 16-week marathon training. I’ll be following the Improver’s 16-week Marathon Schedule from the London Marathon website. I was fully expecting to follow the plan for beginners, but according to the instructions, this is the one you should use if you can run for 40 minutes already, so I suppose that’s me! Wish me luck!

Revamp your resolutions

Have you recovered from the festivities yet? I know I wasn’t the only one who over-indulged these past few days, but with the new year fast approaching, it is now time to start thinking about what we want 2017 to look like. Many magazines, blogs and newsletters will be full of …

Don’t be invisible in the darkness!

The nights are getting longer and work is getting busier. The combination of these two things means that more often than not, I have to run in the dark. But that’s okay, because I’m prepared! Most running gear has some reflective bits – a reflective strip down the ankle of …

I did it!

Today was the day I finally smashed 30 minutes at parkrun! To be fair, it was only by a single second, but that still counts! Besides, my previous parkrun time from 3 weeks ago was 32:07, so that’s a pretty decent improvement.

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