Art. Taking photos, writing and talking about insights from running.
parkrun. Where do I begin?
Big-ass goals. Striving for achievements, and mini-goals and daily achievements along the way.
Curiosity, learning, data, statistics, science.
Friends. I’ve made more real friends in 3 years of running than I have in a lifetime.
Endorphins, and the runner’s high.
Weight management and earning more calories for yummy food.
Health. Blah, blah, blah, yes, it’s almost a cliché that running’s so good for you, but deep down I ecstatically love those annual “clear health” check-ups that ease many fears.
Aspirations towards Sisu. In Finland, Sisu is a unique trait that means consistency and resolute determination. It’s an epic quality of stamina and perseverance, of courage in the face of extreme hardship.