Pauline’s Depth Year Diary – July – August 2019

On the benefits of a sabbatical Back in December I published my Depth Year 2019 post, which set out my goals and hopes for the year. As a reminder, here are the goals: Limit my social media time to 20 minutes per day, except if I’m involved in an important group chat about something: no mindless scrolling. …

Photo shows a group of Footers with Pauline showing off the cape and Christine pointing to the 50 on it

Achieving a parkrun milestone – Or, how I learned to love running

I did my 50th parkrun on Saturday 20th July 2019, and I wanted to reflect on the impact parkrun has had on my life. This isn’t a run report. Or even all that much about running. It’s a bit of an incoherent ramble about my transition from a reluctant runner and exercise class aficionado to …

Pauline’s Depth Year Diary – May – June 2019

On Revisiting Objectives (Again) and Self-Care Back in December I published my Depth Year 2019 post, which set out my goals and hopes for the year. As a reminder, here are the goals: Limit my social media time to 20 minutes per day, except if I’m involved in an important group chat about something: no mindless scrolling. …

David posing for the camera

2018 to 2019: Looking Back and Planning Ahead – by David Wilson

Pauline asked me if I’d mind doing a review of my running year for 2018 and a write up of some hopes and fears for 2019 with a view to boring a’body with my plans for some adventures into untried territory in the form of Ultra Running next year.  I wasn’t too enthusiastic at first …

Photo shows Loch Ness in summer

Getting to the Start Line: Experiences of a First Time Marathon Runner

Never has a race so completely dominated my life for months as this one did. I’d done two 10ks, a couple of 10 milers, and plenty of 5ks, but at the time I signed up for Loch Ness Marathon, on 11th June, I’d not even run a half marathon as I’d had to withdraw from …