An Android Convert?

I received my OnePlus 5 goody bag on Friday following my win in the OnePlus 5 Photography Competition. OnePlus were very generous. I received: OnePlus 5 128GB 8GB Black silicon case OnePlus Travel Backpack As mentioned before I have only had experience of a stock Android phone with the entry level phone that work provided…

Hell just might freeze over 

Anyone who knows me well (and not that well but well enough to know my online opinions), will know that I am fully signed up to the cult of Apple. I have been for years.  I love the devices.  I love the operating system.  I love the thought and attention to detail.  I admire the…

3 weeks in…

It is three weeks since I joined the gym and I have had my first assessment today. Not big news for some but bigs news for me! I have not managed to do the split of running and the gym, however, I have been to the gym regularly – although not as regularly as I…

A Quick Burst*

Definitely a quick burst, of energy, heat and movement! I went for the loop round the block which I am now christening my winter loop! I did remember on the walk back that I have my Buff and some gloves which I think I may need if the runs continue like this. Mainly this is due…

Weighing in…

I had the day at home working which enabled me to focus.  Indeed I got lots done today which was good. I finished as scheduled so went out for a run before the sun went down. My 4K was quite good on Tuesday and RunKeeper reckoned it was fairly quick so I decided to do…

Don’t blame it on…

Don’t blame it on the (lack of) sunshine
Don’t blame it on the (earlier rising) moonlight
Don’t blame it on the (hard work not) good times
Blame it on the… me!

This should be interesting to record…

Ok so today I went for a 5K run.  I ran 5.01 K and managed a varied pace during the run.  It was hot, I was sweaty and I was tracking my run through my Tom Tom watch and Strava on my iPhone…  Why..? Well I joined the public beta of iOS 9 and it…

The Fitness Bug

I was recently asked to consider how I use my iPhone to help with my fitness and this was something I hadn’t really put too much thought into recently because, for me if I am  honest, I take this for granted. I have been using many apps for a long time and have reviewed lots of…

Wind and Rain? No longer in Spain…

First run back in the UK since our holiday and the weather is more what I am accustomed to – wind (gusty) and rain.  Mind you that is a typical back holiday weekend too. Garmin Connect tags me as having another fast run so the good thing is regardless of the weather or the terrain I…

Running in Colchester, walking in London

I started today with an easy paced 40 minute run which got me just over 6k I ran early and at a decent pace which I felt really happy about. I really needed to get out there as I had a f-ing awful day yesterday. If I could erase the day I would but hey…

Thanks a bunch Apple!

I was an old MobileMe user and I got the free extra storage from Apple when they change the accounts. Yesterday I received this note… As a thank you for being a former MobileMe member, you received a 20 GB complimentary storage upgrade when you moved to iCloud. Your upgrade expires on September 30, 2013….