Everybody knows the importance of a long slow run, at least everybody who runs does. It builds your strength and endurance, lays down a fundamental base level of fitness and, allows for much smug based bragging rights. Nothing feels quite as good as telling others ‘Oh I ran 13 miles at the weekend’. On social … More Who doesn’t love a long slow run?
It was the third time that the penance had been paid, the fourth that this particular marathon had been attempted. The hill that led out of the small hamlet (just a couple of houses and a teashop bisected by the main road) was as hard as ever. By the time the top was reached, breath … More Fatties Penance
One of the things I like about being a runner is the way it seems to seep into other areas of your life, and one of the reasons I like runners is because they are people I aspire to be. They do things! They are not the types who are full of plans that never … More I’m sorry, or how my old bad habits snuck back up on me!
I am so bloody hungry! Lets be honest when I started out all this running bollocks I was not worried by weight, I was a bit careful, after all there was a guy at work who had a belly so round it was like re-enacting that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark with the … More Why I’m so bloody hungry!
I have another confession to make. For the last 4 or 5 months I have lived in a constant state of fear. I am afraid that my right knee is going to give out, I know, I know, I should see somebody about it and get it checked out, but lets face it I am … More Injuries or my secret fear
Every now and then I see on my various social media feeds cries for a lost mojo. Now I am not sure exactly what a mojo is, but the loss of it can turn the most dedicated athlete into a couch potato quicker than you can say ‘Lard Sandwich’. As far as I can work … More Misplaced Mojo!