The English gentleman, who was in his seventies, claimed that it was his dream to die while running parkrun. We laughed as if this was a joke but I knew exactly what he meant; parkrun was his happy place and a testament to being active irrespective of age.
There’s so much I want to say about Perth Marathon but travel and jetlag have delayed my race report a tad. The short version is that the race went so … Continue Reading Perth Marathon 2016
Several of the thousands of people I’ve informed about my upcoming marathon aspirations have wondered why, if I’m only going to do one, I haven’t opted for an iconic event … Continue Reading Moving & marathoning
A quick interview with this month’s Runner’s World cover girl.
I spent 279 hours running in 2014. That is 279 hours of free therapy, meditation and physical exercise combined with friendship, competition, toe-nail loss, and some sunburn on the bits I … Continue Reading Happy New Year
At the start line of this year’s Angkor Wat Half Marathon, rather than worrying about the 21.1km ahead, my mind was preoccupied with the issue of gender inequality. Lofty thoughts … Continue Reading Race report: Angkor Wat Half Marathon 2014
I knew that running in Perth would be different than in Kuala Lumpur but when I went to put on my running shoes yesterday for the Chevron City to Surf … Continue Reading Chevron City to Surf 2014
I was telling the receptionist at my physio’s office a bit about our lives, packing up and moving around the world, and she said that she felt her shoulders stiffen … Continue Reading London-bound
For the past two days I’ve been more Angry Runner than Expat Runner, thought technically I guess I’ve been an Angry Expat Runner. I think I gained some insight into how my … Continue Reading Lessons Learned While Running
We spent most of this week in Singapore where my training plan went a bit awry but it was worth it to spend time in one of my favourite ex-home … Continue Reading Feeling the Fear – and never doing it again!
Back in 2000, Leonardo Di Caprio starred in ‘The Beach’, a movie based on the book of the same name by Alex Garland. Much of the movie was filmed on … Continue Reading The Beach – on the tourist treadmill in Thailand