Chasing the Unseen

Running and trying for a baby are strangely similar in that you are always chasing something you can’t see.  When the journey of the latter becomes too long, lonely, and fruitless, running can provide a casket of treasures to keep you teetering above the abyss.  However, it can also create an internal conflict which canContinue reading “Chasing the Unseen”

Hello Stranger

You say hello and I’ll say…..hello too! ‘Hello’ is a powerful word.  It’s only a little 5 letter word, but it can instigate a connection, a marriage, a lifelong friendship, a feeling of inclusion or simply cheer up someone’s day.  In fact, it’s so Goddam powerful that Adele made millions from it! Around £142 millionContinue reading “Hello Stranger”

Nelly the Irrelevant

‘You f@*#ing imbecile’, ‘honestly, you’re an absolute muppet Morrison!!!!’ My inner voice was hard at work berating me for my latest DIY debacle.  Let me set the scene.  After almost a year of manoeuvring like a Peekytoe crab around the guest bed to reach my makeshift desk for work, I decided it was time forContinue reading “Nelly the Irrelevant”

Tinkle Woes

I knew that it was coming, it was no real, big surprise. I clenched my cheeks, crossed my legs, and tightened up my thighs. The sensation had presented itself, on the last half of my run. It didn’t overly concern me, it was only a number 1. As I crowned the hill towards my house,Continue reading “Tinkle Woes”

Run Burn

Run Burn “She turned to the sunlight, and shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbour, winter is dead. A.A. Milne I absolutely love this quote from A.A. Milne.  It just feels like something that might enter everyone’s grey matter when they see the first glimpse of the daffodils emerging from their wintery beds. Continue reading “Run Burn”

The Walk of Shame

The Walk of Shame When you are running, have you ever come across a sign on your route that warns of ‘Danger’, orders you to ‘Keep Out’ or informs you in an abrupt and passive aggressive manner that ‘Road Ahead Closed’?  Is it just me that doesn’t like being told what to do and ploughsContinue reading “The Walk of Shame”

Don’t Tell Brenda!

Clubs are great for helping you to run faster times with the mix of speed sessions and other runners to pit yourself again, but what else can joining a club or running with a gaggle of runners bring to your life?  When I first started at Central Athletics Club the outcome I had in mindContinue reading “Don’t Tell Brenda!”

The Elusive Tattie

Earlier in the week I rather excitedly prepared myself for an eagerly anticipated afternoon out at Tesco.  I put on ‘proper’ clothes, ran a brush through my mane of many colours and plucked my eyebrows, as it was the only part of my face that would really be visible anyway.  It didn’t matter that whatContinue reading “The Elusive Tattie”

Sweat and the Gritty

A few months ago, when I was rummaging around the internet for new running t-shirts to sweat in, I stumbled across one that read: ‘I don’t sweat, I sparkle‘ .  “Oh, deary me!” Was my initial reaction!  I then quickly moved on to wondering who would want to sparkle after exercise?  Don’t get me wrong,Continue reading “Sweat and the Gritty”


Mmmmm, cocktails! Ok, so this isn’t as overtly exciting as a Margarita or a Pina Colada, it’s definitely more ‘Socks on the Beach’ than Sex on the Beach.  Yup, it’s simply a selection of stories about socks.  I know what you are thinking – how can you devote so much time to something so insignificantContinue reading “Socktales”