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?
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