Putting yourself first is not selfish.

I doubt I am the only person confessing to it at this time of year, but I have well and truly run myself into the ground. The irony of it being that very little actual running was involved. Where I work is generally quite conducive to a regular schedule. Engineers love routine and they hate…

Don’t Panic

How did it come to this? Yes, I am that person frantically googling exactly how long it takes to lose running fitness. Is it 3 days? 5 days? Exactly how far can you push it? I intend to find out. Not on purpose mind you. But due to a set of circumstances known as Losing Your…

Managing Monster Month

Monster Month: otherwise known as the point during marathon training where you forget why you wanted to do this because you are so tired you can’t think straight any more. I know that hitting my highest weeks of mileage is going to make me feel exhausted, there’s really no getting around that fact. While I…

Meltdown

What to do when the wheels fall off…yeah, that’s what happened this weekend. Last week sucked. Big time. I was just so very, very tired. As a full time worker I was tired in that way you are right before your first real holiday in 6 months. As a runner I was tired in that…