To say 2016 was the best year of my life would be a huge understatement. I ran marathons, travelled the world and ticked off a lot of bucket list entries along the way. From eating at Ike's sandwich place in San Francisco to sipping port in Lisbon and every incredible experience in between. The music … Continue reading MY 2016 – 12 SONGS, 12 MONTHS
As soon as mile one was done I felt it. Pain. A spiking collection of embers licking at the muscles in my left ankle. I thought my race was done before I had even lost sight of the start line. Luckily, as I pushed up the second of countless hills the pain rescinded to just … Continue reading Like a Bridge over Troubled Running – San Francisco Marathon Part Two
I remember when I first saw Ansel Adams' awe-inspiring images of Yosemite National Park. His unparalleled ability to harness the emotion within the subtext of black and white has, since that day, always motivated me to try and be a better photographer. So when I was in San Francisco there was no way I was … Continue reading Amateur Ansel Adams
I’ve always confessed to being a morning person, kicking off the duvet and facing the day come rain or shine. The San Francisco Marathon tested that theory and many of the long held beliefs I had in myself. The marathon started at 5:30am but my bus was due to leave Oakland an hour before and … Continue reading Like a Bridge over Troubled Running – San Francisco Marathon Part One
This week and beyond I will be posting belated posts and photographs from my recent trip to San Francisco. Safe to say it was one hell of a trip for both my running and photography sides! Below is one of the plethora of images I took of the awe inspiring Golden Gate Bridge veiled in fog.
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
“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