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Running In Your Thirties

running in your thirties

When I took up running in my mid thirties, my mom summarised it as a start to a midlife crisis. I totally disagreed and disagree to this day. No way can running be associated with any crisis. Is it a lifestyle change? Yes. Does it have positive impacts on wellbeing? Yes. Once again to make… Read More

Easy, Light, Smooth and Fast

easy, light, smooth and fast

During today’s run I remembered the wise words of Caballo Blanco (as quoted in Christopher McDougall’s ‘Born To Run’). Easy, Light, Smooth and Fast. How does this relate to running? Well, first comes EASY – you need to focus on making running easy. If it is not easy, you are most likely doing something wrong.… Read More

Lunchtime Run

Do you run at lunchtime? I do. Recently, quite often – 3 out of 5 days this week. Why do I run during my lunch break? I think the number one reason is that I am too lazy to get up in the morning. Get up and go for a run before work that is.… Read More

Meat Free For a Month

Meat Free For a Month

From time to time I set myself challenges. Sometimes it is to run a certain distance, others it is about exercising. This time, I decided to go meat free for a month of September. I have done a similar exercise a while back. It felt really good. This time I did not really pay that… Read More

Saucony Kinvara 4 Shoe Review

saucony kinvara 4

Saucony Kinvara 4 Shoe Review I’ve been meaning to sit down and write this review for over a year now. Yet, I held off and stretched the limits of the Saucony Kinvara 4 life. Most noteworthy, these were my first shoes which had a minimal heel to toe drop – a mere 4mm. Something not… Read More

Lazy Runner

lazy runner

Lazy Runner! The scene was set. A beautiful May morning and I was ready to go out and run against the world. That’s right, my third Wings For Life World Run was going to be great. Each year I made an improvement, and this year was going to be even better. A new course –… Read More

Marathon Recovery

paris marathon

Marathon Recovery! Marathon training – you can say I disregard the common practice. If you’ve read any of my posts, you will clearly see that I do not follow the norms. Running to me has been a pleasurable activity from the start and I failed to conform to the accepted standards. I have never followed… Read More

What Is Missing In My Running?

running

What Is Missing In My Running! What is missing in my running? This is the question I have been asking myself for nearly 6 months now. It’s not that I am concerned about the speed or endurance. There is something else that is missing. I would say the drive is not there anymore. Not gone… Read More

Running Journal

running journal

Running Journal – Keeping Track of My Activity! I started keeping track of my running and supporting exercises earlier in the year. This was the effect of starting to read “The Running Revolution” by Nicholas Romanov. One of the first things the author mentions is starting a running journal, which I did. However, after two… Read More

90 Minute Half Marathon

90 minute half marathon

90 Minute Half Marathon! Do you want to run a 90 minute half marathon? I’m sure many of you would love to beat this magic number yet feel it is out of your reach. When I started running, I did not even know what was considered to be a good time for a half marathon.… Read More

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