I am at a stage in my running where I want to be, but where in the past I have become injured or ill and forced into taking rest. So do I take regular periods of rest to allow my body to become deconditioned?
Finally I have found some time to update my blog I think the build up to Christmas and the New Year meant that I had little time to put pen to paper (or whatever we should now say….fingers to keyboard perhaps?) This wasn’t helped by my taking over the reins of Club Secretary for my … Continue reading Forging Ahead!
I am not usually one to take on challenges such as ‘dry January’, ‘Movember’, etc. unless there is a benefit from it for me such as wanting to lose a little bit extra body fat, or other health reasons. So it was a surprise when I decided to take on the ‘Ron Hill run every … Continue reading #Runeveryday Challenge!
Okay....I have fallen out of love………. …..with trail running. Well, to be honest I wouldn’t say I have fallen out of love, but struggling to get out into the hills at the moment. This isn’t helped by my decision (on medical grounds) to stop running marathon distance and above. I still love the idea of … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to run trail marathons and ultras!
'If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.' Barack Obama I am not sure in what context former President Obama stated that, but it applies to my running at the moment........however I have the occasional stumble! Two steps forward....one back! It has been a while since … Continue reading ‘Lets get ready to stumble!’
Hardwork beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard Anon The recent World Athletic Championships in London got me discussing the nurture versus nature debate with friends. ‘Not again’ I can sense you thinking to your selves! I am not by any means an expert in this field, nor do I intend to argue against other … Continue reading Hidden Talents
Regrets, I had a few, but then again too few to mention……. I found myself singing that Frank Sinatra classic (as much as I hate it!) whilst running the other day after taking the decision to quit running marathons. My recent heart problems had been a major factor in my decision. However I couldn’t face the … Continue reading No regrets!
Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master! Christian Lous Lange A few years ago I moved away from road running to concentrate on trail running. The main reason was to avoid the obsession with times and statistics that tends to come with road running. Trail running is a lot more relaxed and runners … Continue reading I want to break free!