Running has taken over my life

Sounds like a pretty obvious statement, right? Especially for someone who writes a running blog and whose Twitter bio starts ‘Mostly just running’.

But it wasn’t until last week, when I found the photo below, that I realised how much it’s become the case.


I’ve been a runner for four years. I can say this with certainty, because it wasn’t a gradual process. I never ran, not really even at school. Then one day, I signed up to my first race, and I ran. I pretty much became a runner overnight. Simple.

That photo up there is my medal rack as it was after We Own The Night in 2013. Just five. Now, one year and one week later, this is what it looks like.


I’ve gone a bit crazy, huh? But like I said, I genuinely hadn’t realised quite how much. In the last year I’ve run a marathon, four half marathons and countless other shorter races. But running is the least important thing. People, experiences, travel, friends, support. That’s why running has taken over my life.


  1. 20th May 2014 / 9:04 AM

    I just ordered a medal rack, I can’t wait for it to arrive!

    • 20th May 2014 / 10:41 AM

      My curtain rail isn’t quite s good as my proper medal rack… I need to get my DIY on!

  2. 20th May 2014 / 3:33 PM

    Impressive! And I recognize that Berlin Half Marathon medal from 2012 — I ran it that year too. 🙂 Hope running continues to treat you well.

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