1. Disclosure ft. London Grammar - Help Me Lose My MInd

  2. T|55

    Notes: The easy thing to say is that I haven’t being feeling myself recently. But that wouldn’t be the truth.

    The harder thing to say is that I’ve been feeling like a version of myself that I hoped to never revisit. That would be more honest.

    And painful.

    It’s progress to admit that the lack of enthusiasm I’m suffering from isn’t something that I’m just going to snap out of. It’s a shame that it took a run where I felt that I was physically falling apart to accept that I am a little psychologically fragile at the moment.

    It’s a shame that I’ve been feeling like this for a few months because there are some truly wonderful things going on in my life at the moment. Important people have arrived and individuals have shown great faith in me. Perhaps it’s all too much? Perhaps I can’t accept it all at once?

    Running provides me with the time to think about myself and accept difficult conclusions. It also provides me with clues as to where some of the answers might lie.

    That’s why I do it. That’s why I have to try to push on when it hurts.


  3. 12,000 word academic journal article now passed on to me to feedback on and edit before submission.

    I feel sick.

  4. George EzraBudapest

  5. T|54

    Notes: So much warmer than I was expecting that it wasn’t funny. I sweated buckets.

    Not a great pace or anything, but a reasonable amount of effort went into it so I’ll give myself a break.

    The run was at least partly powered by a feeling of frustration brought on by an impending bill for sorting a little bit of body work on my new car.

    It’s amazing what can become a source of motivation.

  6. Weirdly tempted to keep the vertical half beard!

  7. T|54

    Notes: First run since my 5k race a week and a bit ago.

    Would have been nice to have run a quicker pace, but this route is a little hilly - it finishes on an incline and it was a little warm outside too. It’ll do but it won’t inspire me.

    I have some work to do on my lower back. My foam roller and I are going to get intimately acquainted again.

    Was hoping the run would clear my head a bit. It was only partially successful on that score.

    The post-run cold shower was pretty good though.

  8. Those who watched the final World Cup Montage by the BBC probably still have this song as an ear worm.

    Run Boy Run - Woodkid

  9. Inspired by DJ Yoda being on BBC 6Music this afternoon.

    Also because this is very much a commentary on my childhood.

  10. Cheers to everyone who took the time to like and/or congratulate me on my race. It means a lot.

    karikeepsrunning - Thanks Kari, it was a worthwhile experience. Glad I gave it a go!

    seechrisrun - Cheers Chris, fun and terrifying in equal measure! I’m still not in danger of being as quick as you though!