Friday Finds – 3rd April

Friday Finds is a regular feature in which I collate and share interesting articles and posts on running/health/fitness which I’ve read recently. Some might be inspiring, some might be scientific, some might provoke debate. All are things I’ve found in some way thought-provoking.

Hello! I hope this week finds you safe and well. I’ve completed my second week of remote teaching and now it’s the “Easter holidays” (i.e. two weeks of doing all the same indoor things but without any work!). I guess I will need to adjust my routine a bit.

Last week I said that I would continue to post Friday Finds, so let’s start by checking in with a few articles related to the current global situation:

Then follow up with a little bit of distraction through other topics:

Did you see this amazing piece on Eliud Kipchoge in GQ? I think my favourite is the first photo with the matching jacket and shorts! He’s so cool he could get away with wearing anything!

I also enjoyed this piece about the Klecker family. I mean anything that includes the following, has to be a fun read:

The Klecker kids know they are unique, now. They know it’s not exactly normal to run a mile around a rest stop. Or to run hill repeats before opening Christmas presents. Or to line up for a 400-meter sprint when you’re over 60 years old.

But they like that they’re not normal. They like that they’re a “weird family of runners.” Or, as Barney said, “It’s not weird. We just get up and exercise every day.”

And finish with a couple of lighter-hearted articles, starting with the signs you have become a runners’ runner. Any of these resonate with you?

As well as some mid-run thoughts. The first one happens to me all the time! Which ones are familiar for you?

Stay safe. Be kind. Wash your hands.
The Running Princess

2 thoughts on “Friday Finds – 3rd April

  1. We’ve just started our Easter holidays too- so weird though because like you say, basically it’s the same as last week only this time no work to do to keep me occupied! I am filling my days with a lot of gardening!
    I must say most of the runners around here have been OK, but a couple of guys have run right past me when I’ve been out walking and it’s horrible to have someone all panting and sweating, plus the paths are wide so there is no excuse. I do feel a slight bit of stress when going out for a run or walk at the moment because I don’t want to come across many people. Hopefully more and more people are getting the message.

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    • I’ve found everyone round here pretty friendly when I’m out, but yes it can be stressful watching out for others and looking out for places to move to if necessary. I mostly see dog walker and other runners and almost all do the same as me and give plenty of space. I’ve only once had another runner not give me extra space and I had a cyclist pass too close when they could (should!) have moved. I think heading out earlier is better as more people are getting their daily exercise later on.


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