Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

8 miles, 8 months

Posted: 30th April 2015 by mockjogger in Inspiration, Medical
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In the movies, when a story is running thin they start it over and call it a reboot. Well, here in real life, I am going to do just that. I have been off the grid for so long I can hardly remember what it’s like to line up at the start of a race, […]

Having reviewed every running movie I could get my hands on over the last few months, the big news is that the ultimate running movie does not exist. Yet. There is clearly a big gap in the market. if I was a movie mogul, I would be monitoring this space carefully. Very carefully. As it […]

Welcome to the concluding instalment in my trilogy of posts reviewing movies that have the potential to provide a source of running motivation when the going gets tough. Regular readers will already know that Part Uno covered The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Run Fatboy Run, Without Limits and Chariots of Fire, and that […]

The Positive Impact of Negative Ions?

Posted: 17th September 2013 by mockjogger in Equipment, Inspiration
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About a year and a half ago I started running again. Around the same time, and on impulse, I purchased a negative ion band because I thought it would look cool. Since then I have run more often and further than I ever did before, shed several kilos and recorded PBs for most distances. So, […]

Race Off: Running Movies go Head to Head – Part Dos

Posted: 2nd September 2013 by mockjogger in Inspiration, Lists
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I am hunting for movies that capture the spirit of distance running and provide a source of motivation when the going gets tough. They are hard to find. This is the second of three posts in which I offer my personal opinions of eleven movies with a running theme. The first post covered The Loneliness […]

Every now and again, I feel the need for some running inspiration and head for the movie archive. I’m looking for movies that capture the spirit, challenge and perseverance of distance running, and inject sufficient drama and emotion to make it interesting. There aren’t many. This is the first of three posts in which I […]

Keep Running Stress Free

Posted: 19th June 2013 by mockjogger in Inspiration, Lists
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I’m prone to getting stressed, particularly about (1) inanimate objects that just won’t do what they should, and (2) attaching stuff to walls. To keep stress from invading my running karma, I apply the following rules. 1. I set realistic targets I may never run super long. Most certainly, I will never run super fast. […]

Mockjogger 2: Son of Mockjogger

Posted: 30th May 2013 by mockjogger in Inspiration

On Saturday morning, around 7am, I was making my final preparations for the Edinburgh 10K. This involved eating cereal, making last minute adjustments to the playlist, preparing some SIS electrolyte drink and attaching the race number to my new mockjogger T-shirt. I was engrossed with the mission in hand and was paying less than normal […]