Steph Jones' Daily Blog

A daily photo blog by a London based digital designer // @Stephhh

20/07/16 – Run with lots of Sun — Jul 20, 2016

20/07/16 – Run with lots of Sun

Tonight was the JP Corporate run! This is the third year I’ve ran this race, and last year’s race was actually one of my first days I blogged about on here, in this current streak. It was sweltering this year though, I ran 5.6km in a respectable 35 minutes, but it was still 5 minutes slower than last year! I did grab this photo though which I’m pleased about as I was seconds away from just turning into a Steph puddle…

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01/09/15 – Seal of approval for today! — Sep 2, 2015

01/09/15 – Seal of approval for today!

I started today off with a six mile run along Monterey Bay! I’m trying to keep up my running as I have my half marathon in a month or so, but California is WARM… But I’m trying!

As the weather started off quite cloudy today we decided to drive to Carmel, stopping off to see a few basking seals along the way! There’s tens of them in that second photo if you look close.

Finally we ended the day with a spot of sunbathing – lovely!

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11/08/15 – Running from West to East — Aug 11, 2015

11/08/15 – Running from West to East

Today after work Corinne and I ran from West London to East London! It was a very soggy run but we did it, and it was really nice to have the cool weather for a change

Corinnes longest ever run at 11.65km! And I carried on a bit to Victoria for a total of 13.25km. Still got a way to go to get back onto top form, but I’m now much calmer about this year’s half marathon. Keep on running!

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14/07/15 – Happy Anniversary! — Jul 14, 2015

14/07/15 – Happy Anniversary!

Happy week anniversary blog readers!.. Even just typing that makes me feel like a 10 year old in my first ‘long term’ relationship.. Please don’t break up with me at playtime..

On a slightly grander scale, today also marks three years of living in London! This last year has really been the best yet as I got to spend it with Nic and met so many lovely new friends.

It was another damp day today but still warm! Corinne and I went for an extremely muggy run at lunchtime.. Keep plowing on summer, I believe in you!

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12/07/15 – Third time ‘running’ — Jul 12, 2015

12/07/15 – Third time ‘running’

7am start today for us as I ran the British 10k London Run (for the third year in a row) which kicked off at 9:35. Always a tough race as it’s normally sweltering, and today was no different. They have also changed the route to be more hilly and included 6 or 7 times where you double back on yourself.. Not fun.

Still, I did it! And I was pretty happy with my result of 1:00:55 as I felt like I really had to push through the heat and crowd, though it is nearly 6 minutes of my most recent PBs.. But with over 25,000 people it’s understandably hard to get those targets!

The rest of the day was lolling about reading and helping Nic cooking a cracking roast dinner, fantastic end to the weekend.

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08/07/15 – First race of 2015 — Jul 8, 2015

08/07/15 – First race of 2015

Two days in a row, off to a cracking start, pat on the back.

Today I ran my first race of the year, The JP Corporate Run. It’s a 5.6km run around Battersea Park, and it went really well as I beat last years time finishing at 30:55!

I’ve been a keen runner now for about three years, though I’m definitely not the fastest, I really enjoy it, especially seeing my improvements! Early this year I started a little running club at my work (Miles for Lunch), so the biggest satisfaction of tonight was seeing my little running buddies do great as well!

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(L-R) Corinne, me and Rach
14/03/2014 – Misty Welsh Run — Mar 16, 2014
09/03/2014 – Massive run, massive shop! —

09/03/2014 – Massive run, massive shop!

Decided today I’d run 10 miles! I didn’t want to care about time, just the mileage. Well, I only went and did it!

I was flagging, but bumped into Edwyn who ran the last 4 miles with me whilst my knees ached. Very proud of myself though, 1hr55!

Didn’t take any photos during the run, but after did a massive shop!! So excited to plough through all of this.

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07/03/2014 – Woody Run — Mar 7, 2014

07/03/2014 – Woody Run

Up at 6am for my Friday morning run – I decided today I’d do a bit of exploring since I had the time. Ended up running through Wandsworth common, which I found out has a nice little wooded area to run through, quite a nice change from the streets of clapham. I ended up going 6miles in an hour, quite happy!

In other running related news, I signed up to a half marathon today! It’s in Cardiff in October, I’m quite excited, it’s always great to have something to aim towards. Now to get my speed up to scratch!

Not much else on today, I had a big chip shop dinner which was amazing! So happy it’s finally Friday, I have a lot of relaxing to catch up on this weekend. Zzzzzz.

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26/02/2014 – Good Morning B’ham! — Mar 1, 2014

26/02/2014 – Good Morning B’ham!

A gorgeous day in Birmingham this morning! Brisk, bright and beautiful. This was the view looking out of my hotel window, I find it quite satisfying.

After a quick continental breakfast, it was off to meetings for the day where I presented my user journeys to a new client. Exciting times!

Such a busy day as soon after meetings and lunch we got the train home, I then headed to the gym to run and do weights to kill time before heading out for dinner (which sadly got cancelled last minute!). Really nice, busy day.

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