Last week I wrote with my usual passion and eloquence about the difference that 2 seconds can make. Misery and despair or joy and elation rest on the most marginal of gaps. I was discussing this while running round and round the track with some friends and the conversation moved from marginal gaps to marginal … More Princess Marginal Gains a fairytale of small improvements
It was Mr Micawber in David Copperfield who famously said “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen shillings and sixpence, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Why am I giving you economic advice on a blog which is mainly about running? Am I going … More A miss is as good as a mile
I was warned when I started running multiple marathons that I would always have some aches and pains. My knees and legs would hurt and although it was rarely anything serious they would be an ever present feature of my life. The people who told me this weren’t wrong. My knees alternate between the good … More To diagnose or to not diagnose
On Monday I went to a funeral. Not somebody I knew desperately well, but every time I met them I got on and, at 92 they had had a good innings or whatever the phrase is. She was sparkly quick witted and stylish and even though her body had given out it was universally agreed … More Legacy!