Why Do You Run? Revisit The Age Old Question

I’ve revisited this so often I’m not even sure if my reasons are changing in any way.  I run to feel human.

To get in touch with that part of me that exists but can truly be on show when I’m out and running. 

I run so I can be myself and not a version of me that is socially acceptable. 

 

You only know if it’s doable if you try. ive looked at the collapsed face of Mam Tor many a time and wandered if i can go up it. i guess the answer is yes

 
    
  

Im a little shocked by the difference in foot position between me and the guy behind!

  

 

I stopped after 2 miles and took off my shoes. Running just didnt feel as light and easy with them on.

 

The Mam Tor, Loose hill ridge. A glorious running place.

  

A quick bask in the sheer awesomeness of running up a gorge.

 

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Team Purple Is Racing?!  Support By Getting A T-Shirt :)

If you want to support a great cause (funding for research into the treatment and prevention of strokes) then get your tshirt by asking for one in the comments.  £10 for a top quality technical top!!

Great week of getting to see ideas become real, and seeing people showing their support for a great cause.   The local runners ran the Herod farm Fell race and demonstrated how to look good in purple.

     

Today, I joined some of them and ran a trail 5k followed by a 10k fell race called Chicken Run, proudly showing the purple t-shirt and setting some personal barefoot bests.  

   

     

I seem to learning that the only thing or person to listen to is my body, and that to find out what is possible, you need to test your limits yourself.

Have a great weekend 🙂

First Week Ever With 100 miles Of Running!!

Well, when I say 100, I mean 99.9!!

Blisters from two weeks ago are healing up and I’ve used it as an opportunity to test out different ways of covering and treating them.  This is going to be really useful come summer time, when I’m running 1206miles barefoot across the UK.

I’ve also started to break in my Luna sandals.  I really love running in them, and since barefoot is a little out till I have replacement foot skin in place, they are the next best thing.

I’m a little surprised how quickly we recover and how straight forwards 100 miles of running was.  It’s done wanders for my confidence in my summer challenge, but I will have to try a 200 mile week later this year!!  Sounds completely insane, but the kniwledge that I’m capable of it will make all the difference in those inevitabl low points.

Hope you’ve all had a great week and here’s to the week ahead 🙂

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