My Running History

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I’ll try and keep this fairly short, but I have been known to waffle on so please excuse me if it gets a bit long 🙂

My running inspiration comes from my sister.  She started running in her late teens (if I remember right), and has been a runner ever since – I call her a runner as it’s become one of the things that defines her.  She’s a (medical) doctor in a very busy job (as a consultant), and yet she’s still found the time to run over 40 marathons in the past 20 years or so.  She lives and breathes running… or at least she did until she gave birth to her beautiful daughter a couple of months ago 🙂

So, I started running when I went to university, mainly because I was inspired by my sister.  She’s not pushy at all but she’s very encouraging and she used to talk of runs with such real enthusiasm that I thought I’d better give it a go.  I did a few run-walk affairs, mainly to get places a bit quicker than walking on it’s own.  Then my girlfriend (now my wife) and I decided to take it a little more seriously with a magazine plan to a 25 minute run, and 6 weeks later we had got to 25-30 minutes running. Continue reading →