Running bored?

We’re still in strange times as runners. Many of you will still be pounding the streets, keeping your mileage up, having trained for...

How much do you change?

Are you a chameleon, constantly shifting according to your mood or the prevailing wind or are you still stuck in a habit you promised to...

What’s working?

How’s your running going? How do you know? Which measures do you use? How far? How fast? How it feels? Whichever measure you use, make...

Let yourself thrive

The plant in the picture is two and a half years old. It was bought for me as a Christmas gift from a child in my last class and started...

Are you too…?

Are you too old/slow/unfit/overweight to run? No. No you’re not. By allowing ridiculous stereotypes to judge you before you’ve even...

What’s on your label?

Social media profiles just love to give us labels! We can choose tick boxes to say what we do for a living, our relationship status,...

Motivation

Several autumn races have been cancelled this week, including the usually popular Abingdon Marathon and the rescheduled Wokingham Half...

What’s in your way?

What is it that sabotages your plans? Covid restrictions? Cash? Barbed wire? I know that I can sabotage myself, too. By thinking I can’t...

Hive mind or own mind?

I love the internet. It allows us all to share and steal each other’s ideas, influencing our decision-making and helping us when we’re...

Running in the hot hot heat

It’s hot and, if you’re training for a particular event, there might not be much you can do to avoid running in the heat. If you do...

Who’s on your side?

When the chips are down, it’s easy to turn to the ‘quick fix’, tried and tested rewards – chocolate, alcohol, actual chips… wonderful...

Recipe for success

How do you know how to train to get what you want from running? Do you have a training plan? Are you doing what you’ve done before,...

Not quite ready

Last week, I wrote about taking the first steps and being bold about doing something new. This week, I’m feeling a little more cautious!...

Take the first step

Do you have a Grand Life Plan? A “one day, when I win the lottery” plan? A “perhaps, but not yet” plan? The end point might be a long way...