I will be posting a full run down of the London Marathon (once I've recovered) but for now I wanted to leave you with this: Don't let anyone (or even yourself) tell you what you can or can't do. You have no idea what you are truly capable of.
With two weeks of barely any running, two heavily strapped knees, and a duffel bag full of nerves I lined up for my second half marathon of the year. Two days before the race I finally convinced myself that I needed to go see a physiotherapist to see what, if anything, could be done about … Continue reading Silverstone Half Marathon
I didn’t run at all last week. I have been clocking up a steady 15-20 miles a week since the start of the year and now it’s stuttered to nought. The hated question every runner gets “isn’t it bad for your knees?” has finally come to pass and I am suffering, badly. I have what … Continue reading Runner’s Doubt
I took one step after the other and now the man in the mirror differs from expectations. The mind-numbing power of the big picture is something that has struck me this week. I’ve never had or thought about a big picture, not one. A goal or aim sure but never the whole story, my overrunning … Continue reading How did I get here?
“San Francisco, please make room for me. Well I’m going to San Francisco if I have to crawl on my knees” - San Francisco Blues. San Francisco, for me, has always been this iconic and slightly mythical city; for its food, people, landscape, food, culture, history and did I mention food? Every time it would be used in a … Continue reading San Francisco, please make room for me
100 Days left. That’s what popped up on my newsfeed from the London Marathon. If Excitement had a love child with Fear, that was what came over me. Under its veil I decided I would step up my training and give running gels a go. Another step on the ladder of running madness. Usually on … Continue reading All the Gear, No Idea
To put it mildly 2015 has been a hard year. Filled with some ups but predominantly downs, a roller coaster without gravity. So I am very, very happy to tell 2015 to get stuffed and see what 2016 has to bring now, naively seeing only green on the other side perhaps! I will be posting … Continue reading My 2015 – 12 Songs, 12 Months
So my training for my marathon has got me running about 20-25 miles a week and many/most of those miles are filled with the most random and thoughtless thoughts, which I have decided to share with you, as I’m nice like that. 1. I bet I’ve run more than five miles now. One and a … Continue reading Twenty thoughts I have while running
So this is the last in my Capturing Morocco series, I hope you all enjoyed it. I will be posting my whole collection on my photography website in due course so keep your eye out for them in all their glory. For those eagle-eyed readers, you will have noticed I missed out on a day, the … Continue reading Capturing Morocco #7
Three Song Playlist Bright Eyes - First Day of my Life Noah Gundersen - First Defeat Tenterhook - London Heart