Archive | August, 2010

Is secure also mundane?

Posted on 25 August 2010

In a post on Lisa Bliss’ blog I was forced to think about success and failure. If success is secured, does that make it mundane and not worth pursuing? Lisa is writing about the quote “What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?”, and argues that life would then be boring and mundane. […]

Running in the rain

Posted on 13 August 2010

“Suddenly, we were no longer slogging through the sticky humidity. The sounds, smells, the sensations of wet drops on our skin, the potential danger – all of my senses were on alert. I felt so attuned to my surroundings, my body, my running – all infused with purpose. Happiness. What made me feel so alive? […]

Extreme Running (Addictive reading!)

Posted on 13 August 2010

Health warning: Be very aware that when you open this book you will be starting a new set of “must-do” races… So with that health warning issued I can start to sing the praises of this book. I got it a few years ago and I still keep returning to it to read about a […]

Badwater with Mark Woolley – the Toughest of them all?

Posted on 01 August 2010

Badwater, the word is a magical one amongst ultra athletes. One of the pinnacle events in the world, and maybe the toughest of them all. Mark Woolley, who I had the pleasure to meet in the Al Andalus last year, here gives his account of this gruesome race. DONT MISS his daughter’s account of the […]