On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Why I haven't been talking much about my running lately

Because I haven't been doing much of it. Kinda simple that.

Shouldn't this be my strongest month of training now, what with the marathon coming up in just three weeks? Yeah, it should be.

What can I say? Don't take me as a role model. Life gets in the way sometimes. Or, as my mother  used to tell me growing up, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

Which mile of the marathon is this?


  1. Marathon? Singular? Or is that like fruit?

  2. Well...with that 20-miler last Sunday, I'd say you're right on track! :)

  3. Hey T!
    In answer to your question... I don't normally post my race info on my blog in advance of a race (but I couldn't find a way to email you behind the scenes either!)
    But yes.
    See you there?

  4. Yay! You know, there's no reason why I don't have an email link. I think I'll add one to my sidebar.