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
I was going to write about how sticking at it was really important and how great it was to see so many faces still coming back week after week for the learn to run group but, the TV program Mind over Marathon inspired me to take a different look at things. I can’t remember why … More Marathon Therapy
So this week Learn To Run has started once again. Regular and neglected readers may remember that this time last year my folksy running wisdom escaped from the internet and hounded the steps of poor unfortunates who though they would try this running thing out. Lessons were not learned and some more unfortunate victims I … More Learning to Run Again
It had always been dark. I had always been cloaked in black. There may have been a dream of colours once, a large room full of noise and confusion while slowly becoming aware of my twin and I’s existence. Mirror twins, blind forever. Sometimes we spoke wondering if there had been colours, wondering if they were dream … More A right pair.
I know, I know…… It’s been bloody ages and last time I wrote I left you in the middle of a story. The tale of my last marathon, I will get there and finish it. It may take some time but even if I only have just about 50 subscribers it’s still unfair to leave … More A little bit lost.
I promised you a story. I promised a story which would cover the period of a year and lay bare some of the unexpected benefits of running. Here it is then, the story of how parkrun, social media and my twitchy addiction to pushing myself further and faster led to a real Spanish adventure. I … More Sigue el jodido plan Part 1
This blog is going to be a straight run report on Valencia Marathon. There is a much bigger story in the process of being told but you will have to wait as it covers a period of a year. Just a hint of the huge impact small moments and little decisions can have on our … More Valencia Marathon
Once again it is time to leave behind the comments on training and observations of running quirks and delve into the homegrown folksy wisdom of SaulBee on running. Yes I am about to draw tenuous connections between running and lives in the real world, mainly because my IRL job has changed and difficult choices must … More Determinedly Drifting
This week after a couple of twitter people suggested it I am going to write about running in the dark. I could warn you all to wear light colours and bibs so that you are easily seen, reminding you that yellow is the most visible colour of all. I remember reading somewhere that statistics show … More Dark Habits
I give credit to running for a lot of things. Certainly the fact that I can seemingly eat any old shit and keep relatively trim. Then there is the actual fitness which makes me feel quite happy, healthy and alive. I also credit it with introducing me to some of the most wonderful people I … More Running trips…. Man!