A main road in Gothenburg, with next to no traffic on it.
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Road to nowhere? – Or, training for cancelled marathons

This morning I should have been on a flight to London. Instead, I am writing this whilst feeling a little sorry for myself. I have a cold and haven’t slept well in a week. There’s no grand story arc – like with a race report, or a training journey that actually culminates in reaching the …

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Pauline’s Depth Year – November – December 2019

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. Uninstall or block notifications from …

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Christmas Parkrun at Hay Lodge – Wednesday 25th December 2019

Christmas morning. A time for getting up at the crack of dawn and experiencing the wonder of the season through the eyes of small children? A time for peeling sprouts? Visiting relatives? Getting stuck into the sherry straight after breakfast? I’m the youngest member of the household where I spend Christmas, and, as has been …

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Pauline’s Depth Year Diary – September – October 2019

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. Uninstall or block notifications from Instagram …

Half Marathon

Forfar Multi-Terrain Half Marathon – 3rd February 2019

This was my second year running Forfar’s Multi Terrain half marathon, a race which is very popular with a high demand for places. Organised by the town’s own running club Forfar Road Runners, this is a well organised event & typically sells out in minutes not hours so you have to be quick!! This race …

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Auchterarder Running Festival Half Marathon – Sunday 3rd November 2019

I wasn’t sure until the day before whether I was going to run this race or not, but I’m so glad I did. I’d signed up for it the day it opened on Entry Central as it sells out really quickly, and I figured it was better to have a place and defer it rather …

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Chasing the Dream – Or, training for Chicago Marathon whilst life gets in the way

When I went into Loch Ness, I – only half-jokingly – said “one and done.” If Charlotte could pace me round to a sub 3:30, I’d never have to give over 4-and-a-half-months of my life to marathon training again. In those last few miles, when my brain was shutting down and Charlotte was shouting at …