Race Report: 2017 Beat the Blerch 10K

Been a while. Let's see if I remember how to do this! Yesterday, I participated in my first race in almost two years. The race is part of a series called Beat the Blerch based on a comic by The Oatmeal, a/k/a Matthew Inman. Even if you don't enjoy running, the comic is really funny and you... Continue Reading →

I was promised bagpipes. And there were bagpipes. Everything else was icing. Speaking of icing, when I set out for Holyrood Park this morning at my usual brisk warm-up walking pace, I slipped and fell. It wasn't a bad fall, although a passer-by stopped long enough to tell me that I should be walking in... Continue Reading →

Shortly after moving to Edinburgh, I met an extraordinary woman named Laura. She is extraordinary because she somehow picked up the pieces of her life after her son Joshua took his own life at only twenty-two years old. And after she picked up those pieces, she forged ahead to found the Joshua Nolan Foundation the... Continue Reading →

She’s highly qualified and she’s not a joke.

Today was my first day of work without training wheels. It went well! I felt useful and yet so, so new at the same time, which is a complicated feeling but I liked it. I also registered for my first half-marathon. Gulp. No, I haven't been writing about running lately, although I've still been doing... Continue Reading →

Cyg Runs for Iain Banks The summer has been so hectic that I forgot to fundraise (or even mention, really) this Sunday's 10K race. I am fundraising for Cancer Research UK in memory of Iain Banks.

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