Let me first start with an apology. It would seem that I have been doing it all wrong all this time. Subjecting you to some of the epic posts that I have subjected you on a weekly-fortnightly basis is just not the done thing! From here on in it’ll be short and sweet, hopefully more frequently – I want to keep you all engaged after all.
So, the things I have learnt today!?
- I need to ‘find my voice’ – perhaps figure out why I am writing this blog, and who for?
- I need 1000 hits per week, from 3x 300 word blogs each week to interest marketing companies
- If I say yes to everything and fill the world with positivity then I might end up living in Scotland with an ultra runner and some chickens
- If the doctor says something you don’t agree with – get another doctor! And be an inspiration for others!
- Talk to people. Mental Health is still far too much of a taboo subject, but some amazing people are doing some incredible things to combat that perception
- Mimi Anderson is as inspirational as I had suspected
- I still need to ‘find my voice’ and be authentic. Who am I again?
- Learn to tell a story on paper as I might tell it in the pub – don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit
- Use twitter – not only to be inspired, but to inspire others. The power of networking can be immense
- Chobani yoghurts are immense
- Sports nutrition companies still continue to pedal the ‘dehydration’ and ‘2% = reduction in performance’ lies. This is ridiculous!
- I need to work on ‘controlled falling‘
- Scott Overall is fast. But I can keep up when he runs at my pace.
I am not convinced I can sum up everything that I took from today’s seminar in one long blog, let alone a concise one. Suffice to say that it was brilliant to meet up with runners that I know and have met including Louise, Rachel, Stuart, Lise and ,TORQ Trail Team leader, Simon. But it was a fantastic opportunity to meet people like Jay and Jen whose blogs I read religiously, and whom I was able to spot as soon as I saw them, but had never actually seen in the flesh.
I also got a chance to run and chat with Olympian Scott Overall who slowed down to 8min/miles for us. And as I ran I also took the opportunity to test out some On shoes. Tough to tell how successful they were as I was running on grass, but a very comfortable shoe none-the-less.
The work that Liz and Laura had put into Write This Run was plain to see and the event appeared to run without an issue. Amazing effort guys, and I can’t thank you enough for putting on such a brilliant day! Bring on the next one – if only for a goody bag like this:
The three miles were all I did this weekend! Talk about tapering!! :-)
Did you guys have a good Sunday?