On 29th July 2018 I wrote elsewhere: Why did I post this ugly pic of a stovetop heating element? Today it reminds me that there are days where I feel like shit. I may look like shit. I'm not perfect. My running motivation is a little shot. My running journey has been shit the past … Continue reading Losing my running mojo
You've run your first 5k, now what? For many beginner to intermediate runners, this is the crossroad upon which you make a choice and take a path. That path may lead to another stretch distance, or that 5k is their bucket list achievement and that's what they're happy with. If you are choosing to stretch … Continue reading You’ve run your first 5k, now what?
My five ways to achieve running goals in 2018.
Having completed my first marathon recently, I am still basking in the 'glow'. Recovery week has seemed very long with only one short run logged. Wow. Listen to me talk. A short three years ago I couldn't even contemplate running 5ks. Now I'm talking about 5ks as a short run. It is a strange feeling … Continue reading Marathon, done and dusted. Really about Gratitude.
Just two sleeps to go and I'll be on the starting gate for my first marathon event. To think that I couldn't even have imagined myself running, let alone a marathon, just a short three years ago. This is also the culmination of years of watching the Olympic Games and my favorite event to watch is … Continue reading 20 Weeks later… and 42.2km to go
With less than a week to my first marathon, my mind wanders and plays tricks. My body is puzzled about what to expect. After all where the mind goes, the body follows. I had heard that the body cannot know what's coming. There is no spoon. A random movie cliche popped into my head. I … Continue reading There is no spoon… in a Marathon
Does completing a third of the marathon distance feel like a third of a marathon?
As runners we get asked this question more times than we care to remember. Have you ever thought about why you run? A multitude of articles and books have been written about why we run and finding the purpose to run. Read them all if you wish but running is a very personal matter. No … Continue reading Why do you run?
I have chosen to run in the mornings. It has not always been my preferred time of day to run. Let's just say I'm not a morning person. I prefer the quiet and solace of the night to catchh up on reading, TV, work or paying bills. There is a kind of tranquility to the … Continue reading What I learnt by forcing myself to run in the mornings
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!