Seven.

Seven.

Every year since my son turned three, I’ve written a little blog post about him on his birthday. Today he turned seven. I got an email from a website I signed up to when I first had babies that has sent me regular age specific updates ever since. Today it said...
Focus on what you can control.

Focus on what you can control.

Sometimes it takes a while for your feelings to catch up with your brain. The 2020 Boston Marathon is now six weeks away.  I’m 12 weeks and over 500 miles into training for it. I did a 12 week training plan before that, just to prepare for the training. Just before...
Things I’ve learned about running this year.

Things I’ve learned about running this year.

As the year closes, I feel that natural compulsion to mark it somehow. As today goes on, in the many time zones in which there are people I love, I’ve seen this happen in many ways; Nine special photos, announcements of exits from social media, years in review, happy...
Unicorns and Rainbows. (But I’m here now)

Unicorns and Rainbows. (But I’m here now)

It’s here we go again for another marathon and this time it’s a (THE?) big one.  It feels different though in quite a few ways. I’ve written a lot about this journey. I’ve been on it more or less for two years now; deciding to try for it, getting injured, going again,...
10 Reasons to Run a Race

10 Reasons to Run a Race

This year it felt like I hadn’t run in many races.  Then I realised what had happened.  I’d only run one that had a serious time goal for its motivation.  OK, that was a big hairy arsed time goal, but really there was only one like that.  There have, however been 9...