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!
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