Hello. It has been 10 months since my last blog post. A number of times, I have considered closing my WordPress account and deleting this blog. Instead, I am back. This post is about why I stopped running and why that meant I felt I could no longer write a running blog. It is also… Read More Failure, Injury, Depression and Getting back up and Doing it all over Again.
Have I ever mentioned I am a researcher by profession? I don’t do it for a living these days, having got a bit burnt out as I specialised in social research and it led me down some tricky alleys during the early 2000’s. However, I am a researcher by personality and if I am interested… Read More Playing with my PEL
I write brilliant blog posts in my head while I am running. They are witty, clever, moving and original. Then I come home, shower and get on with life and forget all the great things I wanted to say. I’m sure I’m not the only one. However this week I have found myself coming back… Read More Look How Far I Have Come
When I am running I have 3 options depending on my mood. Quite often I don’t listen to anything except the charming man on my Runtastic app telling me how far I have run and at what pace. If I do want to listen to music, I usually stream from Spotify , using the free version and… Read More Running Sounds – podcasts and playlists
Just in case you don’t recognise it, that is ripped borrowed from the Coldplay song Fix You. Today, running fixed me. As I have mentioned before, my work has been very fraught recently and this week has been peak-fraught. In addition, my daughter fell and broke her arm at the weekend, requiring surgery and 3… Read More “Aaaand I will Fix You” *
Does anyone else get a twist in their stomach before going for a run? I don’t mean nerves about racing, just an ordinary training run? I feel this way a lot, a strange sensation that, despite evidence to the contrary, I am not going to be able to do this run, that some, unnamed, thing… Read More “The Fear” Or Why does my Brain not want me to Exercise?