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...
18 Weeks to a BQ.  Delivered.

18 Weeks to a BQ. Delivered.

When I decided to call this blog 18 weeks to a BQ it was after some consideration.  That was a big statement of intent.  But then hey, don’t all the self help books tell you you’ve got to believe; fake it till you make it, dream big – all that.  This...