Yesterday at work I was called to help a man that had collapsed. He had (it appears) slumped to the ground as a result of extreme stress. As he gathered himself together his first words to me were “I can’t do this anymore”, his second were “I just ought to throw myself in the river”. … Continue reading The unlimited value of libraries
It is a well established fact that I have a heart of stone but Sunday 22 April 2018 turned out to be a day full of emotion and feeling for me as I completed the London Marathon, in a time of 5hrs 24mins and 23secs. This effort marked ten years of fundraising for the Jane … Continue reading Completing the London Marathon 2018, because of you
I had intended for this blog to be about having (after a bad run last weekend) been out this morning and smashed through 15miles. Soared through it like an eagle, effortless and powerful. Galloped through it like a racehorse, sleek and speedy. Cruised through it like a gazelle, elegant and surefooted. This isn't that blog. … Continue reading £30,000 in ten years. Thank you.
We've already established that I've been running for ten years (the London Marathon in two weeks time being my ten year anniversary run) but today proved even after that time one can still make really silly - and very costly - mistakes. My last blog post talked about the psychological (and to some extent physical) … Continue reading Making rookie running mistakes
It is a often cited fact that running a Marathon is more about psychological resilience than fitness. Of course one couldn't run a marathon with no physical training whatsoever but all the training in the world won't (I believe) get you over that finish line if you can silence your mind when it (inevitably) starts … Continue reading The London Marathon 2018 : 3 weeks to go
If you're in the U.K. you will have noticed we've had a bit of snow over the last few days. If you're in Devon (or I understand watching some national news coverage) you will know this was some of the worst snow in years and coldest temperatures. Exeter, where I live and work, very rarely … Continue reading The library oasis in #snowmaggedon
I may have said once or twice (or to be more accurate probably thousands) of times that Stella Duffy is my favourite living author. This is an opinion that has only grown, into full on fan girl, as I have got to know her via Twitter and been privileged enough to meet her on a … Continue reading Excited and intrigued but not quite sure what about