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
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?
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…
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