Hit the re-set button 

It’s been one of those weeks and it’s only Thursday, you know the kind where nothing really goes wrong but it doesn’t feel quite right either overall.  Luckily, as I’m sure you’ve already worked out, I’m not a brain surgeon so when my day doesn’t go quite to plan, it’s actually always going to be ok!

Yesterday was a particularly hectic day in a particularly busy week (aren’t they all?!) and I had to hit the re-set button not once but TWICE.

I stuck my headphones in at my desk over lunch and took 20mins with Mogwai just to remind myself that it’s all fine.

Part two of my re-set was to go for a quick run – I grabbed some running kit which is always at hand (mostly because I’ve not put it away – ahem) didn’t give myself any time to overthink and talk myself out of it and I ran a lap of the town.  It’s funny isn’t it that sometimes when you’re tired, a run is just what you need.  Might file that under “Things you only know as a runner” number 485…

I don’t really know what I think about whilst running, it actually wasn’t about my day but mostly wondering why a headwind seems to be multi-directional and a tailwind is never there when you need it.  “Things you only know as a runner” number 486…

My friend Miss P asked me what I think about on my longer solo runs and I will have a think about it and perhaps share some thoughts with you all at another time.  If you’re a runner, do you use your long runs to think things through, or to forget about everything?  Are you a solo or a more social runner or both?

I’d love to know how you re-set and remind yourself that it’s all fine…

The nearly Olympics post 

Muddy Run

Isn’t running through a muddy puddle liberating?!

I realise that the title and picture together *might* imply that I’ve been off being athlete-y and Olympian (HA!) when in fact it’s been almost 4 years since my last post.  (See what I did there?)

How are you?  Gosh there’s been a lot going on since I was last here – I’ll fill you in on some of it over the next few posts possibly but probably not all of it.

The biggest news is that I am now a runner – yes me!  Someone who runs!  For fun and not because something is chasing me!

So the blog will be a bit about running and a bit about music still – I hope you’ll stick around and maybe share with a few like-minded people if you feel moved to.

Actually speaking of music, there’s been a LOT since I’ve been away from here – far too much to catch up on and I try not to look backwards as a rule (except on #tbt clearly) but there are some gems that were new to me, especially this year so I may do an end of year roundup – *spoiler alert – it will feature Rave Karaoke – yep, that’s right!

What are you listening to at the minute?  I’m enjoying Colors by Beck, loving Rapsody feat Kendrick Lamar and Lance Skiiiwalker and also don’t you think Deadly Valentine by Charlotte Gainsbourg really sounds like Goldfrapp?  Loving the Soulwax remix of it too, its around 8 minutes long but worth checking out…  I’m really loving that once again  Kurt and Courtney are in my life – ask your Mum if you don’t remember the first ones…