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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 …

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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
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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 …

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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. …

Ultra Marathon

West Highland Way Race – 22nd – 23rd June 2019

Devil’s staircase, Sunday 23nd June, 00:15 A man drops to his hands and knees on the narrow, winding, rocky path. “Just give me a minute. I’ve got nothing left.” A woman stands over him. She is looking at a stopwatch. “You’ve got a minute, but then we need to get going. We have to get …