As you probably know I can be quite an impulsive person. I committed to cycling across America before I’d done any research and I’m heading from New York to San Francisco because it feels right (despite this probably being into the prevailing wind – see https://www.windy.com/?38.112,-99.287,5 to see a live wind map). Which is why … More On a whim and a prayer
Firstly – if you’ve managed to make it past the title – well done! This blog is about something that’s pretty yucky but I promise there will be no graphic details or emojis or photos. I’m writing today about IBS – irritable bowel syndrome. A quick internet search suggests that up to 1 in 5 … More Let’s talk about poo.
Life. It’s a pretty weird thing, right? I’m 30 now and can no longer pretend that I am not an adult. In some ways I feel like I’m in a better place now than I have been for a long time. Firstly, I continue to be married to someone who loves me and accepts me … More Just because I’m happy doesn’t mean I’m not hurting.
Right. So, the London Marathon has been and gone. I’ve taken a few weeks to “relax” – eating well, spending evenings at home, and even having a day out with my wife. Now that’s done and dusted the time has come to look to the future, and my solo bike ride across America next year. … More One year to go!
So: I didn’t win the London marathon. I was 39587th out of 42,428, finishing in a personal best time of 6 hours, 8 minutes and 4 seconds. Lots of you will have seen videos and updates on the day but I thought it would be worth making a note of how the day went before … More I ran a marathon!
It is now exactly a week until the London Marathon (why not sponsor me now?!) Nothing I have read about training for a long run suggests moving your mum into a nursing home the week before a marathon is a valid training technique. However, this is exactly what I have been doing for the last … More Distracting practicalities
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ll have seen that I’m running the London Marathon to raise money for the MS Society. Following a depressive episode in 2017 I needed a way to feel like Antony again – and for me that meant cycling across America. But as one of reasons I’d ended up … More Four weeks to the London Marathon
This is a story about an old cat who reached the end of her life and passed away peacefully on her owners lap. It’s a story I’ve wanted to write since it happened last year, but I’ve not been able to find the words. And I guess that’s because it’s so much more than a … More The death of a cat
Working in student support at a University means that almost every day I meet students who need a bit of help. This can range from people feeling a bit homesick to people right at the very tip of the mental health crisis that everyone is talking about. But one of the most common things I … More Overwhelmed
When I decided to cycle across America I knew I’d need plenty of time to fundraise, plan logistics, and get fit. I gave myself two years, setting off in Spring 2020. Naturally, I needed something to keep momentum going and for some reason I decided that running a marathon would be that thing. I’m delighted to … More The toughest run