It’s a week since running the Two Oceans Ultra and it still feels like a life-defining moment. I’m already looking forward to next year’s marathon, although my foot is still protesting. I figured I’d offer a few concise lines about particular aspects of the race: Signing up: For me, the process went so smoothly. IContinue reading “Two Oceans Ultra Part 2: Race Review”
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A Key To Disillusionment In Work And Play
Shame, I feel sorry for us; because all we want is to belong, but somewhere along the line we have taught ourselves that to belong means to be among people who think like us; never realising how deprived such a community would be.
You guys! I ran a marathon!
In September 2015, after reading Tom Foreman’s My Year of Running Dangerously, I got it in my head to run the Two Ocean’s Marathon. For some reason I didn’t click that it was actually an ultra at 56km, and that I would need to run a qualifying marathon first. What can I say, sometimes I’m aContinue reading “You guys! I ran a marathon!”
Help Me Survive My Bad Life Choice
So a while ago, in the heat of a post-run “I can do anything” high, I signed up for the Two Oceans Marathon. If you don’t know me well: I started running in 2013 because it was the only sport I could do that didn’t require a huge financial investment. It kind of grew onContinue reading “Help Me Survive My Bad Life Choice”
HELP: I Think I Hate Spinning (and some running updates)
So I was really disgusted by that. Both of these instructors just made the class really unpleasant. Is that what all spinning instructors are like, because… I’m not about that life.
Being On Call Is Like Running A Marathon
… and none of that pseudo-philosophical “you have to pace yourself” bullshit.
Running Dangerously with Tom Foreman [Book Review]
If you’re considering taking up running, this may provide the push you need to get started. If you’ve hit a plateau, this might push you back into the fast lane. And if you’re just a happy runner, this memoir will be like taking a run with a favourite running partner.
Running Update (See What I Did There?)
I recently read Tom Foreman’s My Year of Running Dangerously (review coming soon!) and that certainly upped my motivation in a big way. In fact, while I have always maintained that I had no desire to run a marathon… I now think I kinda sorta might want to do that.
Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #8
6. I’m thinking of joining Ultimate Frisbee. It’s a super popular sport (sport??) among the doctors here. Actually, I’ve already been coerced to sign up to a team but so far have used being on call as an excuse not to go. I’m terrified. But also I think it can be awesome. Convince me to suck it up and go already?
Why I Run
I run because once upon a time I was told that there were two kinds of people: people with brains and people with brawn and that I was the former and that it precluded me from physical activity of worth.