God! I hate that word! Hiatus. Sounds like a disease. I've been away for way too long and was itching to come back but was otherwise mentally preoccupied - beating myself up over a few things. I've been "away" before, but this has been way too long. Obviously our lives were punctuated by the global … Continue reading Took a Hiatus
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