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(No) Half-marathon Tomorrow

I wrote about my plans for my second half marathon¬†only weeks ago. On 3 March, we had heard of the coronavirus COVID-19 but like every other virus that the media threatened would kill us, we didn’t think about it much. We would have been empathetic to the plight of the Chinese people but would probably…

Why I Run

I wrote this post in April 2019. The reminder of how unhappy I was with my body stings. Despite my protestations that it didn’t matter, it obviously did. However, weight doesn’t seem to matter now. The way I feel is far more important. The original post is included below, in all its harshness, but I…

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

For most runners, the great outdoors is part of the appeal of running. The benefits of exercise cannot be disputed but the addition of fresh air, connection with Mother Nature and (depending on the weather) the feeling of sunshine on your skin can ramp those benefits up substantially. I read an article in The Guardian…