Hi.

I'm a runner and a writer trying to make sense of life through words and movement.

Running Mondays

 
^^ last year's Bupa 10,000 ^^
 
Being active can be whatever you want it to be. For me a it is running round in circles.
 

Running makes me feel good. Yes it can hurt, yes it can be frustrating, and yes, some days dragging myself off the sofa can feel like a monumental task. But, it is all worth it for how running makes me feel, for how being active makes me feel - that unique mixture of achievement and endorphins!

Being active stretches me and challenges me to see how much more I can do. Being active connects me with wherever I am. Being active keeps me calm and gives me time to reflect. Being active makes me feel good!
 
It also makes me do some silly things...like enter a half marathon...I don't know if I am excited or terrified...but I do know it will be a challenge, and I am really looking forward to it. I am also looking forward to blogging about it - both the good parts and the more painful parts, and some things in between. Each Monday I will be sharing a little recap of my week in training, as well as any other running related bits I happen to come across (but don't worry, if you come here for posts about London, cake and cafes I will still be posting about those too, just on other days!).
 
Oh, and in case you were thinking I am some freak who never has a bad run, last Friday was awful! I had my first speed session, got ten minutes through, felt like I might puke and crawled home 20 minutes early feeling sorry for myself. Just keeping it real.
 
P.S. have you checked out my get moving pinterest board?



Thames Path

Aston's Eyot