Posts Tagged 'inspiration'

I RUN.

I RUN.

I run because it frees me. To cut though the darkness. To move into the light. To make me feel when the world makes me numb. To inspires me to be grateful for my health and my life.

The Little Voice in Your Head.

The Little Voice in Your Head.

I would suggest to you that it is not just the enthusiast runner, those in the euphemistically named ‘mid pack’ that suffer negative cognitions. Runners of all ability suffer from crises of confidence whilst at a peak of exertion, in trying conditions or when the competition is fierce.

Parenthood & Running.

My daughter turned two a fortnight ago. It marked the latest in what feels like a series of milestones, also a path to balancing run life and parenthood. Regardless of how many self-help manuals you devour or hours spent scouring the internet for guidance, parenting when you’re new to it, can be both terrifying and life changing in equal measure.

Embracing the Run.

Embracing the Run.

We beginners at running all grasp onto the hope that maybe on this run, on this day, it will happen and we’ll have pushed through long enough to get to the point where running stops hurting and becomes almost like a meditation.

Anyone can run.

Anyone can run.

Anyone can run. I am proof. I’m not a natural runner I’ve set myself many goals over the past two years and just kept chugging along. I’m 43, a part time working mum of two and married to Craig . We are are a tight Unit; Team Taylor if you will .

Nervous shitters.

Nervous shitters.

My friend ‘that running girl’ Sophie and I were discussing how many nervous shits we were going to take before our race this Sunday. It’s the Christchurch half marathon, which will also be the New Zealand Championships.

5.30.

5.30.

Soon enough the corners of my mouth start to curl up, often one at a time. The smile relaxes me even more, the tension is all gone now. It’s hard not to be happy when you are so thankful for the people around you, for the world that you live in, and for my body that can do amazing things, and carry me amazing places.