As with the Marathon

A retrospective In life, dark times are a given. The marathon is no different. We plan, we prepare, we pray, however, it’s not so much a question of if but when the hard times hit and for how long they last. Part of the training is learning how to accept this in advance, so when […]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

When I was young, at bedtime I used to leap from one corner of my room to the bed. Flip switch, room dark, one bound and there I was: in bed. Safe. As far as I knew, my parents and brother didn’t know. Even in my childish imagination, I knew there was something ridiculous about […]

Reaffirming Value: Boston 2017

  Setbacks are humbling reminders that the achievement of finishing a marathon is inseparable from the achievement of making it to the starting line. No runner, however studious, is impervious to the likelihood of an unwanted disruption to “the plan”.  My first setback in the lead-up to Boston threatened to strike about 14 weeks before it began. I didn’t […]