Running for ME/CFS no. 44

My programme for the last week required 9 sessions of 2-minute runs alternating with 2-minute walks on Wednesday, a 6-mile run/walk with 3-minute runs alternating with 1-minute walks on Friday, and a brisk 30-minute walk on Sunday. How did I do? Wednesday, I set out to do a familiar 'there and back' route through the …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 43

A little late this week with this one. My apologies; other things on my mind. The programme for last week was: Wednesday, 6 sessions of 3-minute runs alternating with 2-minute walks; Friday, 5-mile run/walk with alternating 2-minute runs and 1-minute walks; Sunday, 30-minute brisk walk. Wednesday, I set out to do the session along my …

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A Renewed Regime.

Way back in 2014, that's last year in case you're not sure, I was writing fairly regularly and working on a couple of projects. But, in the middle of that year, we made a momentous decision: we would move house from our domain of 14 years and settle in an area of the country where …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 42

This week asked for a Wednesday session of 6 times 3-minute runs alternating with 2-minute walks. However, after the last fortnight's issues, I decided to do a straight 20-minute run initially, to get back into some sort of pattern. That turned out to be no problem and I actually covered a little more ground than …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 41

Okay; so I was due to do a 25-minute brisk walk each of the Sundays I was away. No problem. In fact, we walked a good deal on the island where we holidayed, much of it on steep and rocky slopes. So I fulfilled that requirement. On the Wednesdays, I was expected to do a …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 40

As explained in my post, Technophobe, Technophile, or Technosceptic?, I'm taking a complete break from the internet and everything to do with the technology of contact for a couple of weeks. Here, as also explained, is my programme of training for the current week. (That wonderful facility of 'scheduling allows me to do this in …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 39

As I explained in my post, Technophobe, Technophile, or Technosceptic?, I'm taking a complete break from the internet and everything to do with the modern technology of contact for a couple of weeks. Here, as also explained, is my programme of training for the current week. (That wonderful facility of 'scheduling allows me to do …

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Running for ME/CFS no. 38

What happened to the 'Writing' bit? As followers of this blog will know, the book on ME/CFS is now written and selling. But, if you haven't yet got your copy of M.E. and me: Chronic Fatigue, My Recovery After 10 Years, please click on this link. The training continues apace. This was the last in …

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Running and Writing for ME/CFS no. 37

Writing: Those of you who follow the blog will know that the book was launched yesterday, 14 June, in digital and print forms. For those who missed the announcement, please follow this link to the post, where you’ll get the details. This part of this series of blog posts has now come to a natural …

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Today’s the Day!

From today, you can read my latest book. M.E. and me: Chronic Fatigue, My Recovery After 10 Years is now available as an eBook through Smashwords by clicking here, or in digital and print forms through Amazon by clicking here. ME/CFS is a debilitating condition that’s still not properly understood. It deprives victims of their …

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In the Nick of Time!

The paperback proof copy arrived today and it looks good. I was hoping to get this in time for the print version to be available at the same time as the ebook, which has been on pre-order for a couple of weeks. The launch date for that is 14th June. The process with Amazon and …

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Running and Writing for ME/CFS no. 36

Writing: Regular visitors will know the book is now published and can be pre-ordered in digital form from Amazon, here, and from Smashwords, here. The paperback has been accepted and I’m awaiting the physical review copy to make sure all is as it should be. It’s due tomorrow. That, too, should be available to buy …

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The Evolution of a Book Cover.

Book covers, we all need them, and most indie authors try to design these themselves. Sometimes, though not often, it works. Many of the results are pretty grotty. I have some small experience of illustration and graphics, fonts and typography, from a spell working at a local art college as a graphics technician. I also …

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Running and Writing for ME/CFS no. 35

Writing: As you now know, the book, M.E. and me: Chronic Fatigue; My Recovery After 10 Years has been published in digital form and will be released on 14th June. It’s currently on offer as a ‘pre-order’ item on both Smashwords and Kindle. If you click on either of those names, you’ll be whisked away …

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M.E. and me Now Available on Amazon

Just to let you know that, as mentioned yesterday, the new book is now available to order on Amazon for your Kindle. You merely need to click on this link to be whizzed across to your domestic site and place your order. Release date is 14th June. I'll let you all know as soon as …

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