A Heavy Life?

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Two major events will be happening in my life in the very near future. The first is the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km foot race in Morocco, which starts in early April and where I will be required to be totally self-sufficient, except for water supplies, carrying everything I need to survive as I navigate… Read more

Things are never as bad as they seem – Part 2

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Even the greatest hunger is cured with one meal. So, was I still seriously entertaining the idea of giving up ultrarunning altogether? You bet! For some reason, though, I just kept putting one foot in front of the other; but why? Another 5km went by with more walking and a few short spells of jogging,… Read more

The Importance of Personal Branding – Part 2

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Live your passion: “Whatever you do in life, you must make sure that it’s something you are truly passionate about or you will never be truly happy, regardless of how comfortable your life may otherwise be. Happiness and comfort are not synonyms!”  In part one, I spoke a bit about why personal branding is important… Read more

Coping with injuries

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Vulnerability is hard to accept. Most of us who have been involved in exercise or sports have experienced injuries at some point in our lives. Some injuries are so minor that they have remained unnoticed, some so severe that they have put a complete end to participation in exercise or sports. Working in the field… Read more

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