Running from a “Midlife Crisis”

Runners tend to get used to people thinking they’re weird. The lifestyle and the “Why?” can be baffling for non-runners. They find the  embracing of suffering, the punishing of the body   and self-discipline all too strange and difficult to grasp. So like other runners I take the funny remarks and the jibes in my stride. […]

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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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It’s Free!!

Life seems meaningless, everything is bleak, and you have a complete existential dilemma over the complete pointlessness of your chosen career path……. It comes down like a thick fog, disconnecting the brain from the eyes and hands. Work slows to a halt, concentration dwindles and yawns are half hidden. The natural body clock is saying, “Sleep, now!” […]

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