So it’s been a while since I posted something on here…
I have, once again, been an absentee blogger. This is for a number of reasons – injury rather taking the joy out of running, and then the travel posts I’d planned to write following my trip to the US never quite materialising, and then, you know, I was out of the habit. And the more out of the habit you are the easier it is to pretend the habit doesn’t exist.
However, I’ve missed having my corner of the internet to write about my running and life experiences on. This is partly because I just really enjoy writing, but I miss the reflexive nature of writing about running. Writing about something takes it out of your singular experience and makes it shared, and this often brings much needed perspective onto the scale and severity of so-called problems, as well as of your successes.
Therefore I’ve resolved to get back into my blogging groove. I renamed my blog Track and Truffle in the summer of 2016 with the plan of writing about either a running experience (Track) or a foodie experience (Truffle) each week. And now I’ve shared this plan with you all it means I have to stick to it.
So, if anyone still visits this page, thank you, then I thought I’d provide an update of what I have coming up run-wise over the next few months. If my marathon running life, as well as personal life, has been defined by the good old city of London over the past few years, then this year I am breaking the mould. I decided not to do London. I am in the wonderfully fortunate position of being a ‘Good for Age’ qualifier – meaning that I’m guaranteed a place should I want it and that is how I ran the London marathon in 2016. However, I decided against it this year: partly because I had plans to run the Tokyo marathon (an adventure that won’t be materialising in 2017 but one I still have my sights firmly set on), and partly because I decided to let the boring grown up side of me wade in and reign in the the highly competitive and impulsive side of me. Having run the London marathon two years in a row, coming in at 3:42 and 3:35, I knew that I would struggle to regard a third year on the trot as a success if I didn’t achieve another PB, and that would risk the magic of running London. I decided to trip the fuse on myself and cool off and hopefully really enjoy some different marathon experiences. London, I’ll be coming back for you one day, but in the meantime I have more than enough races to keep me busy, Edinburgh and Chicago marathons in 2017 to be specific and I’ll be taking on Berlin Half with my girl squad, comprising Laura, Georgia, KP, Tashi, Tara, Emma and Grace. It’s safe to say that 2017 is going to be an exciting year of new experiences and running-travel.
This time I promise to keep you all posted!