4 hours, 50 minutes and 13 seconds. That was how long it took me to run my first marathon back in 2008. It was the first time I’d ever ran a marathon and the first time I’d ever been 18 ½ stone (79kg). 2008 was the year it all had to change.
I’ll be honest, I only started paying you any attention because you seemed low maintenance and less demanding or unattainable than the others. It sounds harsh but I guess I thought you were easy. I liked that I didn’t have to forward plan and I didn’t need to wear fancy clothes or make a special effort. I could even keep our time together under cover of darkness so no one had to know. I figured I’d probably find a more glamorous alternative once I’d get established in my job and had more cash to throw around...
Make the most of your runcommute for spring marathons
With the recent announcement of a stellar field for the London Marathon our thoughts are starting to turn towards spring races. For those lucky enough to have a place the weeks are counting down fast and you may be feeling that you inner Jo Pavey is buried much too far down for you to feel confident tackling the 26.2.
The thing is, running can be addictive. The endorphins, the achievements or perhaps just the sheer lack of needing to rely on anything but your own steam, these things can make us keep going even when we know we shouldn’t. Yes, get the bug and enjoy doing things you never thought possible but don’t do it to the risk of being able to carry on doing it in the future. Play the long game.
New Year’s Resolutions: Find Out What 2017 Has Instore for the IAMRUNBOX Team!
Whether you want to lose weight, stop smoking, spend more time with loved ones, or start living an active lifestyle by running to work, a new year provides the perfect starting point to make a change. And to show you that we practice what we preach, the team at IAMRUNBOX have decided to share their New Year’s Resolutions for 2017…
Run commuting: Awaken my senses and set me up for the day ahead
That said only days beforehand the weather had been so foggy that it was hard to see much further than the end of your toes. As I climbed the hill from Golders Green to Hampstead the low lying fog shielded the normal London panorama from view and dampened all the sounds around me. With the normal horizon unavailable to me I looked to the foreground instead. I stopped to take a picture...
To launch the Backpack and Kickstarter Campaign we held a party in London.
We chose The Running Works, London’s largest independent running retailer to host our event: a super cool runners’ hangout and shopping experience, based at the heart of the City between Aldgate and Liverpool Street tube stations – the heart of #runcommute land! The evening kicked off with drinks and catch-ups. Some of our key bloggers who are part of the online #runcommute family, were meeting in the real world for the first time and they eagerly discussed all things running.
IAMRUNBOX: Taking an Artistic Approach to a Healthier Lifestyle
We love the great outdoors, we are passionate about running and cycling to work, and we adore travelling to exotic far-flung destinations where we can learn about new cultures and discover new places, and if our recent collaboration with talented photographer Maarten Mellemans is anything to go by, it seems we are not the only ones!
The race that separates the men from the boys, the Tour de France borders on a fine line between genius and insanity, but that hasn’t stopped 198 riders across 22 teams from signing up for this iconic sporting event. In 2016, Chris Froome will try to defend his title and bring the Yellow Jersey home to Great Britain along with his team members at Team Sky, but the competition is tougher than ever.