Today I ran 18 miles. I ran 18 miles with someone who has a complex relationship with running. Unlike them I am a lucky bastard that loves running. Some individual runs are pretty shit but that doesn’t change how I feel. I like running with my friends, I like running on my own. I like … More Pointless
I’m actually pretty happy with things at the moment. I’ve had a hard time over the last year with my energy being sapped in a variety of ways I wouldn’t necessarily choose but, at the moment things are looking up. My work has settled down to something approximating manageable, I have started blogging again and, … More It just keeps getting better
Do you ever get the feeling that you might have got a bit carried away? I like a challenge but this time I think I may have gone too far. I have signed up for a TiT, 10 marathons in 10 days. I didn’t have the energy to train properly last year, work took up … More Saul Bee and his TiT.
I’m dying! Come to think of it you’re dying too. Everyone is dying. As soon as you are born you are going to die, the only question is how long you’ve got. For most of us the snuffing out of our stuttering flame of consciousness seems an eternity away. Something we don’t have to think … More The Land of the Dead
This has been a week of 2 halves. One half where I got silly and carried away, ultimately letting myself down. The second half I clawed back a little self respect. On Tuesday while I was stuck at work trying to find people to cover the inordinately huge amount of peeps who currently have flu … More Wanning – Like winning but better!
Before you go any further be warned. The language within is shall we say colourful. Probably not the kind you would use in front of your average congregation. If you are easily offended read no further. I have a friend who says that running is the reverse of getting drunk. When you start out you … More Fighting Evolution
As promised…. More of my rambles….. I have always been a Fetchy. For those who don’t know there is a website called Fetcheveryone where you can upload your running data. It keeps track of all your stats, training, races, kit, everything you need to know. When I started taking my running almost seriously it was Fetch … More Strava
Last year was not great for me. I lost sight of a few things I had learned over the previous 2 years. Although I kept my running going I gradually let the cross training slide, I stopped writing and tweeting, in fact apart from work most of everything else I was enjoying slipped away. I … More Back in the game?
Another day another opportunity to put fingers to keyboard. I have to seize every opportunity I can nowadays. Especially when writing gives me the chance to bore readers with another folksy anecdote drawing parallels between a life experience and the masochistic art of running. This week I rode my bike to work. Now you might … More Riding in the fog
So about a month or two ago I had a genius idea. I bought a camper van. The theory being, I can go and drive somewhere, have an adventure and… start spewing my folksy running wisdom upon you poor unsuspecting people again. Next step, what kind of adventures will help me to create some folksy … More A Newbury Adventure