Two years sober

Two years sober

I’m two years sober! Well, 737 days at the time of writing this. Two years ago, even stringing a couple of days without a drink was a struggle. I can’t even begin to describe the feeling of abstaining from something I’d inadvertently built my life around. Not everyone’s recovery is linear and I feel like I could have written a…

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Honest marathons: Lucerne (Part 2)

Honest marathons: Lucerne (Part 2)

THE RACE The Swiss City Marathon event is huge but what I hadn’t anticipated was that many attendees were opting to run its shorter races that day. The entire “marathon event” is comprised of a marathon, half-marathon, duo-marathon (where you partner with someone and each of you runs a half mara’) and a 10k race all held on the same…

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Honest marathons: Lucerne (Part 1)

Honest marathons: Lucerne (Part 1)

I ran my first marathon! The month leading up to the marathon was busy and as a result I barely had time to run, let alone sit down and write. Last October, my work transported me to Seville, Derby, Paris, Milan, Padua and Venice… all within the final few weeks leading up to marathon weekend in Switzerland. I was exhausted…

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Sober Christmas survival guide

Sober Christmas survival guide

  With less than four weeks to go before the main event, Christmastime usually kicks off the “can I moderate” conundrum for many newly-sober people. If you’re anything like me, you’ll know moderation’s impossible. I love this time of year and I know it’s far better to be sober and remembering it all, rather than suffering the mental torture of…

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REVIEW: Ronhill marathon short

REVIEW: Ronhill marathon short

This is not a sponsored post, nor am I affiliated with Ronhill by any means. I don’t tend to write sportswear reviews because I’m becoming increasingly aware of its impact upon the planet. As I mentioned in a previous post, running kit can take 200+ years to breakdown so I prefer to buy just the essentials. After signing up to my first…

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