Resolutions Flagging? – What Next…

This article appeared in the Feb/Mar issue of Irish Runner magazine which is jam packed full of articles of interest to the competitive and fun runner alike. Go get it in your local newsagent or take out an annual issue-103-cover-1-212x300subscription for €30 delivered to your door.

MOTIVATION: NOUN
A desire or willingness to do something; Enthusiasm.

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The annual defence of Operation Transformation

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Yesterday a Doctor called Jacky Jones was interviewed on the Ray Darcy radio show. Jacky is not a fan of Operation Transformation and she annually has a go at the show. Her arguments range from the meals being too expensive, the show focusing on the individual rather than the population as a whole, that it is purely entertainment based and that Govt agencies shouldn’t be spending money sponsoring it.

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

When writing a tale of two cities, Charles Dickens probably didn’t envisage this now famous phrase appearing on my blog, I’m pretty certain about that.

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You’re running marathon, do you think you’ll win?

A common question that every marathoner will hear at least once, either as a joke or if your lucky enough to be speedier than I am, they’re being serious.

The answer of course, regardless of your planned finish time is a resounding YES! Winning is relative, it is certainly personal and it means a whole lot of things to many different people. Sure, the podium has space for just 3 people but consider the journey you’ve made, marathon-startthe hurdles you’ve overcome, the emotions you’ve been through and I think it is safe to say that every one of the 19,500 people lining up in Merrion Sq next Sunday are all winners in their own way. Continue reading

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This man can…

There is a really brilliant campaign run by Sport England called ‘This Girl Can’. It celebrates women in sport, challenges stereotypes around women’s participation in sport and encourages them to get involved.
They’ve a great video that you can watch HERE

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I’m scared…

It’s 28 days since the Dublin Ironman 70.3 and I’ve spent 14 of them in hospital, so far.

Two weeks, not so bad in the greater scheme of things but what’s messing with my head is that I’ve been in hospital, home, back in hospital, home and then back in hospital again. I’ve been to either the Physio or my GP and each visit has resulted in an ’emergency’ return to full time care.
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It’s mental around here…

Not literally, in fact I’d prefer if I was so busy I’d no time to myself but I have had time to reflect on where I am right now and to be honest, things aren’t all that bad! Its mental as in, I’m in control.

We’re about 10 days on after the operation Continue reading

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