running is spiritual

My friend Scott is a kayaker.  He’s recently written a book, Holy Whitewater, about the spirituality of kayaking and it’s good that he has.  There is something hugely spiritual about paddling down a river through amazing scenery, steering a course and using the current. But… I don’t like kayaking.  I don’t care how spiritual it is.  Read More …

further

Yesterday I ran further than I’ve ever run before.  22km (13.6 miles) in 2:14:35 and it hurt! The thing is that I’m not feeling too bad today.  My legs are a bit stiff but they should be after that kind of distance.  Nothing hurts more than it should and the only real side effect was Read More …

up and down

Recovery is very rarely straight forward. It was all going so well.  I felt good after the short 2k run last week and even though my treatment on Thursday was painful at the time I felt brilliant the next day. I ran a gentle 5k on Friday and felt great. I’d spent the weekend sitting.  Read More …

road to recovery

I had my second visit to sports therapist, Grant McLullich, yesterday for more painful massage.  The good news is that my injury is improving, the bad news is that I’m still off the road.  I’ve to go back again next Thursday after trying a very short run on Wednesday to see how I react. It’s Read More …