Saturday, 26 December 2009

The Lexicon of Failure

Everybody likes to hear about tales of success-miles ran,sessions completed,races .won-but more often than not life is shaped by failures,not successes.Yesterday was a case in point.Xmas day-spent at the estranged wifes for the sake of my son.The day started well-nice 2 hour run down gibraltor point-my favourite place in skegness.Easy run-thinking of homegrown stuff.The shoes I have been wearing in the snow phase have been Mountain Bear Gladiators.They bear the classic -Handmade in Lancashire,England on the tongue-love that.And also beautiful shoes.The run was great-Xmas day-nice and easy,thinking about Ian Holmes and his lack of road racing results.Great run-lots of people about for christmas day,but liked it.
Xmas day is a funny day.I was invited round by the ex missus.However ,due to an additional friend attending,the night took on a new concept.To cut a long story short(I lost my mind),I got drunk,got thrown out the house,let down my son and ruined
Xmas.Well done Loser
Any way,Life is about failures.We like to hear about failures-The Lexicon of Failures.Worlds collide etc ,etc,-but true friendship shines through.Thanks Dom and Jo

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


We don't get alot out these ways,but this week we've had snow-quite alot and its been hanging around for days.The whole area grinds to a halt-people getting irate because they carn't do every thing at 100mph-carn't get the Xmas shopping done-blah,blah,blah.......Funny.
I've been out and about,enjoying it totally.Sunday was our clubs 1st Road Runners Club Christmas Session.The night had heavy snow fall,which severly affected numbers,but in the end 4 of us ade the journey into the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.The course was a hilly 11 miles-half road,half tracks,the scenery amazing,the company great-one of those runs that will stick in the mind for years.That area has to become my new stomping ground-its so beautiful,and a welcome change to the vast areas of flatness normally encountered round here.
Training been going ok.I don't like to get bogged down with the details,but the miles have continued to be racked up.Bigger issues have been at the forefront of my mind the last few days-the collaspe of the Copenhagen Climate Talks,ways to make my own life more enviromentally friendly,both personally and in a business capacity(the example of the clothing company Patogonia being a massive inspiration),and developing a strong link between running (and particularly racing)and enviromentalism.
Overall this year has been ok-more later1