milestone

It’s taken a while, but I’ve finally logged 2,000km running with Nike+.   I ran the Glasgow Half Marathon in 2000 and then didn’t run another step until 22nd Feb 2010. I can’t really remember why I thought it was a good idea to go for a run and I soon decided that it wasn’t Read More …

The Good Stuff of 2012

It stuck me that my ‘Unresolved’ post was almost entirely negative.  It was all about what I didn’t do in 2012, what I failed to achieve. Well, I’m not going to let 2012 pass without adding some balance because in 2012 two brilliant, never to be repeated things happened… The Olympic Park Run In March Read More …

On the road again

I’ve been off on my travels again, this time to Northampton for a couple of meetings. It’s always been part of my job to be away from home but I’m often struck my the paradox of working for an organisation that promotes good relationships but is happy to ask it’s members and staff to spend Read More …

0.1%

The weather had been hot and sunny all week but there was a glimmer of hope… much of the Edinburgh marathon is run along the East coast, a part of the world famous for harr (mist from the sea), and the forecast was cloudy for Sunday morning. That was until yesterday. The sun came out Read More …

positive

I didn’t see much of the London Marathon yesterday as I was at church but I did listen to some of the coverage on the radio as I was driving there. I was struck, yet again, but the amazing capacity people have for hope, for good and for generosity. People who don’t run wake up Read More …

Progress

If I had to give marks out of 10 for runs then it might seem odd that a 2km run at slightly faster than walking pace should get a 10… but when it’s your first run for a month after a painfully pulled gluteus medius then 10 is most definitely deserved.   (the dip in Read More …

2 weeks…

It’s been two weeks since I hurt my back.  It’s improving slowly.  I can put my own socks on and everything! When I set out on the road to a marathon injury was always my biggest concern, even more than the time commitment needed for the training.  As I’ve been hobbling around for longer and Read More …