Category Archives: Life in general

Resilience, and a marathon start-line

Last summer, as I was trying to convince myself that things were ok, I wrote that I didn’t feel that in my heart. I think those were the most pained words I have written here. I had recently had a … Continue reading

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Why can’t the normal me be like the running me?

[Sound FX: A heavy door creaks, rusty hinges unexpectedly disturbed. A man holds up a lamp, his free arm sweeping through hanging cobwebs sending flurries of dust billowing, and peers into the gloom. “Hmm…” he murmurs, “I think this used … Continue reading

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T’was the night before race day…

Updated, just a few hours after posting. Somthing stuck me, which I failed to say. Last year I wasn’t at Robin Hood, due to injury; this year, whatever contraints, I am. And I will run. That, that is the real … Continue reading

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And now for something completely positive

I’ve been a bit of a miserable bugger of late. With some justification maybe:  not just at the loss of my Autumn Marathon but more at the nature of it, which I still haven’t come to terms with. But, you … Continue reading

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Weeks 26 and 27 (or, -11 and -10 to go): Ladders, juggling, and the Blerch

[psst!: it’s week-8 really, I did write this earlier but it’s published late due to holiday-cyber-gremlins. I’m now back from holidays and will update the last 2 weeks any day now…!] Snakes & ladders Last time I wrote it was … Continue reading

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12 weeks to go. Training by Snakes & Ladders

There is a reason why I haven’t blogged my progress in six weeks, and the reason is that although I have sat down to write many times, the outcome has always been “How the hell do I write this?” Today … Continue reading

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Week 19 = 18 to go! Half time, change ends, cup of tea

Well. This has been a memorable week; and some of it for good reasons. But as the running community goes about its races in Windsor and London and Manchester and (especially, I still fancy this one) the Edinburgh Marathon, they … Continue reading

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