I love running.
Whenever I started running in 2010 I wasn’t certain that I’d be able to carry on. It’s now 2015 and I’m still an avid runner and I’m going to remain that way for the rest of my life.
Without running I’d be an absolute wreck of human. It fills my days with joy and my nights with peace.
As of January 2015 I have ran 9 marathons, 16 half marathons, a 50k ultra marathon and a 100k which took me 27 hours to complete. I’m not giving up any time soon.
Why do you run?
It makes me a better person to be around. I’ve dealt with anxiety issues for most of my adult life and I find that I can channel that energy into the sport and I feel great afterward.
I enjoy the social aspect of running too. I use it as an excuse to travel the world and meet new people.
I love the sense that I’m constantly moving forward even if my times aren’t improving that much. I feel honoured that I have the opportunity to run whilst there are many disadvantaged people out there who can’t.
What do you think about when you’re running?
Most of the time I’m just obsessed about getting to a certain distance within a certain time. I obsessively check my GPS watch and it keeps my mind occupied at least. One day I will develop the self restraint to stop doing this but for now I’m kinda fucked.