Introducing Thoughts From The Road
Welcome to my blog, Thoughts From The Road.
I’m mad about exercise but I also love eating. Anyone see the paradox here? Like many, I never enjoyed sport in school. I was never any good. Apart from the 1500m.
By the time I started college I had already decided that I needed my own sporting challenge. It was during this period that I started running.
My proudest achievement was finishing the Blackpool Half Marathon 2014 in a time of 1:59:52. The image at the top of this page was taken at the start line before the race. The photographs from afterwards are less flattering! I have since ran a Half Marathon quicker, but this was the race where I proved that I could.
In the four years since, I have completed a handful of shorter races including the Bupa Manchester 10k in May 2017. I have recently achieved my goal of running a sub 50-minute 10k in the Bury 10k 2017 and sheered a single second off my personal best in the Bury 10k 2018.
2019 will be a big year. I have committed to completing the Manchester Marathon. If you want to know the reason why, stick around.
Running and exercise are my peaceful places. When I’m out running the outside world doesn’t seem to matter. When I’m out running and in a state of mindfulness, I can think.
I hope you find something interesting in my blog but ultimately I hope you find it a brutally honest account of my journey, not just in running, but in life.
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