The 2020 Virtual Boston Marathon was REAL

The 2020 Virtual Boston Marathon was REAL

I’ll never forget the day the Boston Marathon was cancelled for the second time in 2020 and it was announced that there would be a virtual event. I remember where I was sat, the time of the day, everything. I was responding to messages and watching posts coming...
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...