The last leg

I have been in training for the Edinburgh marathon for what feels like forever. Actually I’ve only been training in earnest for just over four months, but now it is beginning to drag. I have lost the motivation to stick to my training plan, but stick to it I begrudgingly am. The last marathon IContinue reading “The last leg”

Breathing

In the cold of a winter morningI hear you‘neath the waves of the summer seaI feel your every moveI live out all your momentsIn time zone of my ownAnd I pray for youWhen I am alone Amongst commuter hustleLies a charming stillThe blur of crowdsCreates a smooth surrenderI travel back in timeTo the place thatContinue reading “Breathing”

The Day’s Only Just Begun

These are lyrics to a song I wrote quite a few years ago. They still resonate with me now. I open my eyes and the day’s begunDon’t want to miss out on all that funMum says I’ll only once be youngShe don’t much but she knows her sonAnd I might just fly awayAnd right theContinue reading “The Day’s Only Just Begun”

Social anxiety or reluctance?

Since the end of the first lockdown, I have noticed that I have been increasingly reticent about attending social gatherings and generally being amongst large groups of people. The best phrase I can think of to describe this feeling is social anxiety, although I would say the true feeling hovers somewhere between that and socialContinue reading “Social anxiety or reluctance?”

Nobody Does It Better

I used to play in a band at university. We were mainly a rock-indie group with a few funky and soul tunes included as well. We generally played high-tempo songs to keep the student crowds moving and match the increasingly high-octane atmosphere in whichever pub or club we were in. However, we always found timeContinue reading “Nobody Does It Better”

Trapped

I don’t believe in anything nowThere’s nothing to care for at allEverything to which I used to connectAll just seems pointless and small I don’t believe a word I am toldAll that I hear is liesNarcissism at the root of it allWith barely any disguise Surrounded by bullies and traitorsOnly with one thing in mindImmoral,Continue reading “Trapped”

I’m committed now!

200 miles in, 800 to go. There’s no turning back now! This morning I passed the 200 mile mark on my quest to run 1,000 miles this year. On a challenge like this, the first part is particularly tough. Firstly, because you’ve got to get yourself into a fairly strict routine which is never easyContinue reading “I’m committed now!”

Changing of the Seasons

The changing of the seasonsBears a shifting of the moodThe warming of the weatherInspires confidence renewed Autumn turns to winterSure as summer follows springIt’s regular as clockworkWith the luck that change can bring Winter clothes go southFor their annual migrationSummer garb emergesFrom its winter hibernation Nothing lasts foreverThe good times nor the badOur memories remindContinue reading “Changing of the Seasons”