Driving home today it suddenly occurred to me that I have changed a huge amount. I mean intellectually I already knew this but I had one of those moments of brain searing clarity given form by a question. At what point did I turn into a person who really has no qualms about running a … More Growing up
This week I was reminded of a valuable lesson I learned early in my running career. What’s even better is that my daughter learned the same lesson. Things conspired against me over the weekend and when Sunday morning came I was not inspired to run. I knew I did not have enough time to do … More Everyone would be doing it!
I must be some kind of bastard. ‘Never’ I hear you cry, ‘with all that running wisdom you spew forth how can that be?’ Well I am mean and heartless and I don’t agree with running for charity. Well that’s not strictly true, what I don’t agree with is the charity running industry. Any big … More Does a lot of work for Charity
I’m sitting here at my desk on Monday morning feeling the twitching in my legs and a restless ache which reminds me that yesterday I completed a marathon. I have run a few in my time but yesterday was special… and not in a good way. The Steyning Stinger was without doubt the hardest marathon … More A tale at the end of the sting.
One thing I noticed when coming back to writing my blog. It’s not as easy as it used to be and I couldn’t quite work out why. I know when I have been off running for a while due to injury it takes time to get back on it but, writing is not the same … More Practising Practice
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!