Mine is long and curved, and indispensable.

They come in all shapes and sizes, some are long but others are short and stocky. Some even have lumps and bumps. Mine is long and curved from wear and overuse, and my wife cringes when I take it out in the sitting room and she has to listen to moans and groans.  But my […]

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“Not having rules or a system is a system in itself”

Blog courtesy of Joanne Dowds (clinical specialist physiotherapist, St James Hospital) Being out of your comfort zone doesn’t feel good. Low tone buzzing in the ears, a bit of lightheadness,   increased  muscle tension increase in your heart rate and breathing. There’s are physiological reasons for those physical symptoms, priming you to be on alert, aiming […]

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Running your first marathon is like giving birth!

Running your first marathon is like giving birth … well mine was. Now, I have never actually given birth, but I have experienced it by proxy. I’ve been in the room and it looked excruciating. Once you’ve completed your first race people start to ask if and when you’ll run a marathon “But have you […]

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