You inevitably get exposed to all that nature has to offer when you are enjoying the great outdoors on your runs and not stuck on some 'dreadmill'. Some people spot the most bizarre things and situations. What do you see? Even if you run in the concrete jungle and pound the pavement amongst other pedestrians … Continue reading Oh! The Things You See When You Run!
For most of my life, I hated running. I still hate running. Why? I wasn't very fit when I was young and did not think I was born with an athletic body. Other kids used to run around, jump, somersault, and I didn't do much of that. I buried my head and mind in books, solving … Continue reading I hate running.
What makes you a Runner? When do you call and label yourself a Runner? We all know our specific reasons, definitions and moments that make us Runners. Some humorous, some profound, whilst others are objective. I share a few I found and then some. You know you're a Runner when... You're up earlier on weekends … Continue reading You know you’re a Runner when…
With the many articles and write-ups about running and distances, it's sometimes good to have a handy table of reference when converting distances from kilometres to miles or vice versa. It's easy to do in a spreadsheet (or you can copy from below). Distances shown are nominal, have been rounded up and not the exact race … Continue reading Running Distance Table
Don't make a New Year's resolution. Make a Commitment. A new year is upon us again. As we enjoy fellow runners', family and friends' company, in the midst of merriment, gorging on lovely feasts and downing ample alcoholic beverages, the topic of New Year's resolutions will pop up. So, what are you resolving to do … Continue reading Don’t make a New Year’s Resolution
An exercise in viral social marketing I ran with Mr Garmin (Drew Willis) on Sunday, 4th December, after spotting the Facebook event post a few days prior. The weather was perfect - overcast and mild. It was a good idea to allow extra time to get to a location I've never been before. So much … Continue reading How does it feel running with The Real Mr Garmin
You would think that being a runner is to just run and that's all. That's where we are wrong. There are multiple facets to the activity of running. I want to introduce you to Patience. "Running, here's Patience. And Patience, here's Running. What can you teach Running?" Today I had the pleasure of taking time … Continue reading Building your running with patience
Five simple things you can do to improve and maintain your motivation to run. Ever have the feeling that running hasn't excited you on occasions? You may be a newbie runner or have been running for some time. Running has taught me to persevere and to bite the bullet many times to complete goals. But … Continue reading Five ways to get motivated to run
Now that you've achieved your goals in the running season, what of the Off Season? Running events are usually organised, but not limited to, around the cooler months of the year. A kind of reprieve for runners as heat really punishes performance. This is generally the Off Season for running events and festivals. So, what … Continue reading Off Season Running
It was a little surreal. Thousands of pairs of legs moving slowly towards the gate. Like the wheels of a locomotive gradually gaining momentum, the pace quickens just as the strips were crossed. My first half marathon commenced. Multiple beeps of wrist devices cheered us on as the strips invisibly recorded our official start. We … Continue reading The First Half