Tag Archives: aging

The varieties of degeneration

I ran the whole 10 km distance to work on Monday. It felt OK. The knee pain I thought might be osteoarthritis, or could be coming from the medial meniscus, was under control with paracetamol and didn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Alive – but not a great life

Yes, I survived radical robotic prostatectomy. Life without a cancerous prostate is not great, however. We all know about this issue – the side effects of the surgery (impotence, incontinence) are not good, and lots of men have prostate cancer … Continue reading

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Not running, still eating.

My 2015 history of weekly running distances & body mass. Not running, still eating. Getting fatter, sadder.

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running away

I discovered Rose Tremain when I read The Road Home, which was OK, but not great. I felt sympathy for the main character who has travelled to England, and is working in the restaurant business (mostly at the bottom level … Continue reading

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My puny muscles

Way back in 2011 I ran in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. My target time was under 100 minutes, and I achieved it – just. I signed up for 2012 but a tendon overuse injury stopped me running. I … Continue reading

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moving on

Last Friday I took a couple of hours off work and went up to Toby’s for a coffee. It’s not the best place for coffee in Sydney but it is pretty good, and I went there because it was a … Continue reading

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my clock is wrong

I used to get up around 02:50 to run to work. It was always hard to wake up and get out of bed, and I sometimes used to wonder what it would feel like to just wake naturally without an … Continue reading

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