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
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.
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?
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
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