I Am Versus Arthritis | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

I Am Versus Arthritis

You may not know my story so forgive the little recap if you do. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in December 2015. To say it was a shock would be understating it somewhat. But thankfully it was caught early and I was put on treatment immediately. The course of steroids that started my treatment […]

5-0 Blind Fifity | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

5-0 Blind Fifty!

This week has been a fantastic week of training. I’ve racked up a grand total of 50 miles in the past 7 days and right now, as I type this I am feeling pretty damn good for it. I do hope that I can keep this up and keep improving, for it is the improvement […]

The Miles That Didn't Come | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

The Miles That Didn’t Come

The thing about marathons, or more specifically – training for them, is that it’s actually hard bloody work! There’s no getting away from it; training to run 26.2 miles at a good pace takes some time and effort. Then, when invariably you have a wobble on your training plan, how do you pick yourself up […]

Keep Pounding | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Keep Pounding

As I type this post I am sat in bed – alone. Helen is on her weekly night shift and as usual, I cannot settle without her here. On the TV I have All Or Nothing: Carolina Panthers – the fly-on-the-wall Amazon documentary that follows a different NFL team through a season. “Keep Pounding” is […]

Change and Progress: The Treadmill | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Change and Progress: The Treadmill

I am the man who refuses to use a gym. This is primarily born from my absolute love of exercising outdoors. A secondary reason is that I am a tight Yorkshireman and the outdoors also happens to the free. This is why I’ve also always been a treadmill denier. Progress is impossible without change, and […]

Don't Shoot I'm Just a Runner | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

Don’t Shoot I’m Just a Runner

Inner demons tried to get the better of me this weekend. Originally I had planned a long run on Saturday morning but I really didn’t feel like running. I could have let this get the better of me, but I didn’t. I finally pulled on my Soloman Speedcross 4s after lunch and headed out for […]

9 Miles and a Jab in the Arm | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

9 Miles and Jab in the Arm

The thing about rheumatoid arthritis, or more particularly those that suffer with it, is that you will no doubt be taking some form of medication. My rheumatology consultant’s poison of choice, and poison is the word, is Methotrexate. But with that weekly dose of 6 little pills comes with it the bi-monthly blood tests. As […]

The road is long | The Yorkshire Dad of 4

It’s a long road

If you’ve read any of my recent blogs then you’ll no doubt already know I’d been struggling with this training plan for the Blackpool Marathon in April. Today I was meant to do a 16 miles run… I didn’t. To get that run in would have meant some serious squeezing in and compromise on being […]