Ready? For a marathon?

It’s been a while since my last update. I finished March full of hope and promise. I was on track to increasing my miles in April, during which my longest ever run was planned. All of this was heading towards the virtual Newport marathon, completable any time in May, with Hayley and I planning on Read more

Ultra Training: Month 1, February 2021

Ultra training started properly this month. Although the race isn’t until the 4th September, there are a few reasons Hayley and I are starting to train so early: We haven’t run a marathon, so I thought doing a marathon plan first would be a good idea. I need time to factor in injury and my Read more

Reflecting On My First Running Post

I thought I’d start this running section of my blog by reflecting on the piece I wrote back in May 2020 when I was at the start of my running journey. I wrote about running as an intense interest, and wondered whether it would be an ADHD fuelled fleeting intense interest, or if I’d actually Read more

Autism, Bullying and Me

This is a great little book for pre-teens and teens who are affected by bullying. It’s aimed at Autistics, however I think anyone would find it useful, particularly if they have any sort of neurodivergence. It’s refreshing to read a book which doesn’t pretend that you can change anyone other than yourself. While for a Read more

Underdogs: Tooth and Nail

Somehow, Tooth and Nail managed to be even better than the first book in the series, and I’d already given that one five stars. I read the first book in a day and initially thought this would be the same. I was wrong. Not because it didn’t grip me (it did); not because I didn’t Read more

Diary of a Young Naturalist

This book is one of the most beautiful pieces of poetic prose I’ve read in a long time, and I’m studying literature. Beginning with Saturday 21 March – spring – Dara takes us through an entire year of his life as an Autistic naturalist. I bought the book to add to my collection of works Read more

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement. Stories from the Frontline

This is a comprehensive book in which (mostly) Autistic (including non-speaking) members of the Neurodiversity Movement write about how they, and the organisations they work with, have contributed to creating a world which better caters for Autistic people’s needs. While this book chronicles the Neurodiversity Movement, there aren’t any entries which come from outside the Read more

Autistics Against ABA

Today (2nd May 2020), I was asked to write about ABA, providing evidence as to why it should not be promoted. While I’m willing to do this, particularly because I haven’t actually written a post specifically on ABA before (I mean, let’s be honest, I’d be adding to the hundreds already out there), this does Read more