January 7th 2021 Today the world kept annoying me. At one point I curled up in my bed in the fetal position, with my headphones on and my music loud, because I just wanted to be in a different world for a bit. The news is depressing. Work is depressing. Life is hard. It’s just a really shit time for the planet, innit. Like there’s a load of political and cultural stuff happening, and I don’t feel even slightly qualified to talk about it, but the world is just a flaming dumpster fire, and every time I check my phone, … Continue reading World


January 6th 2021 Today I physically watched myself suppress my emotions. That’s like a really unhealthy habit to get into, because it’s probably better to actually feel the thing rather than just pretend it’s not there. It manifested itself in a nervous tick, and caused me to just repeatedly bounce the heel of my right foot against the dorsal of my left foot. I don’t know if ‘dorsal’ is the correct word, I didn’t put much effort into Googling it. For any football fans amongst you, think ‘laces’. Though I guess you don’t have to be a football fan to … Continue reading Laces


January 5th 2021 Today I had an epiphany while on my run. I’d spent my morning trying to find out a different way of approaching the work task, and when I was actively thinking like that, I struggled. When I was out on my run, though, with my head clear and distant, I figured out how to do it. It’s weird how that works. It happens to me quite a lot. When I thought I wanted to be a writer, my best ideas would always come when I was either running, driving, or showering — or at a time when … Continue reading Epiphany


January 4th 2021 Today we’re onto Lock Down 4: Lock Down or Die Hard. I think that’s what the third Die Hard was called, at least. It may potentially, in reality, be Lock Down 3, but I can’t remember what the third film was called. I assume there was a third one, or they wouldn’t’ve called the fourth one “4”. I kind of didn’t realise the play on the ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ subtitle would’ve been as on-the-nose as it ended up being, so sorry for the morbidity. Although, perhaps a more apt description is “Live Free and Die … Continue reading Vengeance


January 3rd 2021 Today, forgive me for the fact that for the next month or so I’m going to inevitably put the wrong year in the date at the start of each of these blogs. As much as we may like to, 2020 will be hard to forget, and it’s also really easy to type, so it’s slipped out on both of the previous posts so far this year. I noticed this one in time, but there’ll be others. I take care to point this out, because I doubt many people will want to relive 2020, so it’s important to … Continue reading Soon


January 2nd 2021 Today I’m worried that the snow is going to break my streak, or break my leg. Although I guess breaking my leg would break my streak too. I’ve run a 5k every single day for the last 244 days, but on my run today I was slip and sliding all over the place. It wasn’t super safe, but it had to be done. My thinking is that tomorrow I may have to run on the roads, though then you have to worry about cars breaking your legs too. I want to be able to keep running. I … Continue reading Slide


January 1st 2021 Today is usually the day that I write a blog reflecting on the last year. I’m kind of too tired to do it properly though. I actually had a really good New Year’s Eve at my sister’s house, but recovering has been a struggle today. And so, this recap is probably going to be briefer than it often is. I didn’t really set any goals or objectives for 2020, and I don’t think anyone could have foreseen the year that the whole world ended up having, but in spite of all that covid business, I actually had … Continue reading Reflecting


December 31st 2020 Today was New Year’s Eve. It was a tier four New Year’s Eve that allows social bubbles and the like. That’s where I was. I think it’s fine but I was at my sisters. I’m reasonably sure that’s allowed. It’s sometimes hard to tell. I was alone but not alone for new years. And that’s all I care about. Until tomorrow, it’s hard to tell. Jacn Continue reading Bubbles


December 30th 2020 Today I dressed up like an arctic explorer on a North Pole expedition to go for a run. Seriously, I’ve put fewer layers on a lasagne than the amount that covered my torso today. I wore gloves. I wore a snood. I wore a hat. I wore leggings underneath my shorts. I’ve only just realised that because all of the clothes I was wearing were black, I must’ve kind of looked like a burglar running away from the scene of a crime. I wouldn’t have looked like a very good burglar, however, because I was empty handed. … Continue reading Snood