not long now!!
The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.
Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.
T. Alan Armstrong
If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.
Kathrine Switzer, women’s marathoning pioneer
normal clothes are rubbish!
Can’t believe Jessica Ennis gets to go to work in her pants!! But then, if you looked like this in your pants, why wouldn’t you?
Yeah six-pack or no six-pack, my work would defo not go for that.
this week i mostly gave up
It’s Sunday today. I started drinking on Wednesday. I have drunk and smoked and eaten so much rubbish, even my ear-lobes feel bloated and abused. I am jaba-the-hut’s ass. And while improvements can be made through rest, they are not made when that rest is spent getting off one’s face, yelling at people that may or may not be the DJ to PLAAAAAAY RIHANNAAAAA, and spinning around like a demented five year old in a brand new dress.
this is just the warm up
As a perfectly timed advert for the year to come, the World Indoors wasn’t short on excitement, reminding us why it really is a good idea to bring all the strongest, fastest and shiniest people all to the same place at the same time, at least once a year, if not twice… And preferably those that are also good at throwing, jumping and passing small metal tubes to their friends. The latter lot clearly got the memo, and indeed there can be no dispute that the women’s 4 x 400 relay team stormed to victory for the most coveted title of the championships; Most Exciting Race Ever.