I think it is just the way I was born. My brain compels me to do something every day that scares me. Not in a Bear Grylls, jumping-off-a-canyon-with-no-rope type of way, but within my interests I have always needed to push and push – to see how far life conspires to take me. Ultra-running is … read more →
I sat at my desk, squirming.
4:39 pm on the computer’s clock.
The call-centre buzzed with life, everyone was chattering madly, answering questions and addressing callers’ anger.
Tepid, conditioned air lay heavy on me, stinging my nose and closing my throat.
When I was at university, I ran the first couple of City to Surf fun runs and played a few different sports. I ran my first marathon in 1981. Three years later, alcohol became a part of my life. Part of the problem with alcohol abuse is that you lose your self-respect. You tell yourself … read more →