The 2,018 Challenge

“Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”
— T.S. Elliot

So in December I finished the 12 Runs of Christmas challenge in aid of children with autism. While I didn’t break any records, I realised that despite having a few lazy days, I’m pretty good at achieving what I need to achieve, if I’m given a deadline.

In fact this is nothing new. I know I’m a terrible procrastinator, and I work best under pressure, so sometimes those deadlines need to be self imposed.

So with this in mind, and with the New Year, I need a new exercise challenge. And this is why I’ve decided that I’m going to aim to run 2,018 kms over the course of 2018 – for no reason other than the numbers fit, and I like to have something to aim for.

Any ultra-runners out there will be thinking that this nothing, but to me, having a goal should focus my energies.

I’ll have to start small and build my way up, and I’ll probably kill myself in the process, but I’ll keep this blog updated monthly on my progress anyway.

Old Years and New Starts

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

With the start of the New Year, I’ve been spending a bit of time reflecting on the year that’s gone by, and the year that’s ahead.

The past 12 months were a period of a lot of change for me. Some of these things were positive, as I trained and took part in a half marathon (and a full one, albeit over a few days!). I learnt some new skills, and in particular how to keep bees. Continue reading “Old Years and New Starts”

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