If I were not here, would there be a gap? Who would notice first? Who would take some time to realise, the final dawn bringing perhaps a tinge of sorrow or regret? Would the Earth still continue to spin, sun ever shining its warmth, oblivious to my absence? Would it matter? To anyone? At all? […]Read more "Would there be a gap?"
What is the magic of Christmas, that any other day in the year I groan when I hear my alarm, press snooze and pull my pillow over my head, yet on Christmas day I wake up an hour earlier than I should, excited even at 33 years old to see if Santa has been, and […]Read more "Nadolig Llawen!"
Separated by 17,148 kilometres, it has been five year since I’ve seen my friend Anna, when I left Sydney for Wales. We’ve stayed in touch by sharing the odd Facebook message, exchanging stories and Christmas cards, and stalking each other on instagram. We also both run. When Anna mentioned in our latest messages she’d struggled […]Read more "Severn Bridge Santa Dash"
I’d decided a few weeks back to tailwalk today’s parkrun, as I knew I’d be in this neck of the woods after my sister’s return to Austria yesterday. The trouble with signing up to volunteer weeks in advance is that you have little clue of what the weather will be like. Yes, I know skin […]Read more "Tailwalking in the rain"
I wrote a guest run report for parkrun and thought I’d share it here in case anyone is missing my running blogs?! It’s been a while…shall I revive them?! Guest Run Report for 8th December 2018 Event #15 By Jen DANGER HARDING Home parkrun: Grangemoor “I don’t want to go”. Not the first time I’ve […]Read more "Birthday parkrun in the land of our Fathers"
I’m starting a new series of doodles on my instagram today, called “It is important that you stay”.* I am going to try and do one a day for one hundred days. As usual with me, I got overenthusiastic and did four, and then will probably forget to do any for a week before I […]Read more "It is important that you stay"
It has been far too long since I blogged! Over a year, in fact. How did that happen?! After completing my charity challenge of thirty races (although not completing all the blogs – oops!) life became very busy with a change in job, etc. etc. Truth is, I got distracted with other tasks, felt exhausted […]Read more "@Jendangerdoodles!"
First thought: pause garmin. Once the garmin was safely paused, second thought: argh but I really need to run tonight! Collapsed in a twisted heap, Gemma shone her headtorch down on me and picked mine up from where it had flung from my head in the fall. “Are you okay?” Trying desperately not to be […]Read more "Lliswerry 8 (Race 26)"
Eek! This is getting real! After a month of training not going exactly to plan (a combination of minor injuries, illness & working overseas), I’m feeling back on track. Life often doesn’t always go the way we expect or plan. The key to reaching our goals & moving forward into success isn’t absense of challenges […]Read more "50 days"
Seven hills, over seven miles, in atonement for the seven sins. Lust. Greed. Gluttony. Envy. Pride. Sloth. Wrath. The penance race, just a few days after Christmas, felt very appropriate after the luxurious excesses that many of us indulge in over the festive season. The nominated sin for this year was lust, the sin of […]Read more "Seven Sins (Race 24)"