Why I’m taking part in Veganuary

I know, I’m not generally someone who joins in with these month-long pledges to give something up. But this year is different. I love food. I am meat eater. I’ve butchered meat. I cook with offal. Cheese is awesome. I don’t think it’s wrong to eat meat, nor do I believe that anyone should be judged for their food choices. However, I do think that we should be more aware of where our food comes from and I also think that perhaps we should make an effort to eat a little less meat, not just… View Post

New Year’s Life Update

First of all, a Happy New Year to everyone! I have been quiet on the blogging front recently. I have a list of things that I want to write about, but recently life just keeps getting in the way. I am not really one for making New Year’s Resolutions (kudos if you are) as I believe that a resolution can and should be made at any time. That all being said, one of my main goals for the upcoming months is to get my blog back on track. Write more, read more, tidy it all… View Post

Stop saying “I’m sorry” and just …

I first published this post back in January. But seeing another influx of people apologising for not being very good has prompted me to reshare… The great thing about running is that it’s for everyone and events like parkrun do a great job of encouraging everyone to go out and take part. Your time doesn’t matter. I’m a member of countless Facebook running groups, all of them supportive and inclusive. All runners are celebrated and from 3 hour marathon runners to 60 minute 5k finishers, everyone is applauded for their achievements. Running is a very… View Post

London Marathon Ballot Rejection Truth

Updated 30th October 2018 Runners worldwide know run what happens each year in May. The London Marathon ballot opens, we all throw our names into a hat and we wait. And wait. And wait. At the end of September / early October, some of us will be rewarded for our patience with a place into the Holy Grail of marathons. Most of us will be left being bitter on social media, or pretending that we didn’t want to do it anyway. For those of you who are interested in stats, Dan put a post together… View Post

It’s oh so quiet…

Kudos to those of you who get the 90s shout out in the post title. Yes, it has been quiet around here recently. Lots to say, but a little bit of writers block. It’s also hard to blog about running when you’re not running. Not because I don’t want to run, you understand. I’m really missing it at the moment, but my ankle is still not in a fit state to run, or really do much at all. It was back in July that I had the accident. Now it’s October and it’s not looking… View Post