Reclaiming My Runner’s Joy

Last night, after a nine (9!!) week break, I returned to my running club. It was the best evening I've had, well, in nine weeks (not counting of course my nights on the sofa watching Breaking Bad). It was made all the more enjoyable by the fact that despite what I thought were ominous pains …

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Sunset on Lombok

Taking a few days away on Lombok island, Indonesia with my daughters. This is one of them doing a cartwheel at sunset. My cartwheeling days are long behind me. I did manage a tempo run on the hotel treadmill yesterday which was much appreciated. Off in search of Nemo and Dory today so will probably …

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Quit at Never

This morning I ran 8 km dressed in irony. I wore my race shirt for tonight's BSN Putrajaya Half Marathon which shouts Quit at Never from the back. I'd dreamed of showing my back to the majority of ladies running tonight but thanks to my Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis I'm hardly able to run 10 km …

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MPIB Run 2014 – Running Clinics

The MPIB Run is a well-run 8km and 12km event, on a very hilly course, which in 2013 gave out some great prizes including New Balance vouchers, Sworke sunglasses, cases of isotonic drinks and very shiny trophies. Trophies and New Balance vouchers will once again be awarded to next year's Top-10 finishers in each category. …

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Muscle Amnesia

Come closer, I need to tell you something. I am going to whisper something in your ear. Are you close enough? Here it is... I'm running again..sh! I'm not whispering because it's a secret, or because my physiotherapist told me not to run and I am defying orders. (Hi Akmal!) No, the injury to my …

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Time for New Shoes

When I started running two years ago, I wore a pair of Reebok shoes I'd bought on sale in a bargain bin. I also walked regularly and attended two or three fitness/strength classes at the gym. Realising that I quite liked this running lark, and wary of sore knees, I splashed out on a pair …

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The Danger Zone

I've returned to the danger zone. My foot no longer feels sore, so my body keeps sayin': 'Go for a run, just a little run, wearing your Aircast brace, why don't ya, go on, just to see how it goes, you'll be fine, run, run, run! What's the harm?' The harm, my brain keeps reminding …

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