A Cowardly Lion

I said I was a coward, and now I am feeling like a lion. So maybe I’ve evolved to a cowardly lion!

I’m not going to go into distances or speeds because it is all too easy to get stuck in a culture of comparison and competition which I for one do not want to be a part of. But I had an awful lot of fun running this weekend and I wanted to share it with you.

A cowardly lion sunrise

The beautiful sunrise to start my run on Saturday

A cowardly lion Paddington

Meeting a new friend on South Bank.

a cowardly lion  - surprise

Stumbling across something lovely

I was lucky enough to find, and curious enough to open this envelope from Lovely Little Words. Mine contained a note saying “smile it’s contagious” which I opened with some fellow Crew members at the Mo Run to a lot of joy from us all.

a cowardly lion in a mo

Donning our Mos

a cowardly lion Trav

Running with new friends

on 20th December I’ll be running along the Thames Path from Walton Upon Thames, if you want to join me drop me a line on twitter 😀

Do you surprise yourself sometimes?

Do you consider comparisons a bit of healthy competition or can it be an unhealthy obsession?

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  1. Sarah says:

    I like this little post, little lion! I’d been seeing your big miles on Strava and feeling a bit shitty about being injured, until I gave myself a kick up the backside and reframed it. A 45 mile ultra will be brilliant when the time comes, but now isn’t my time, so I’m going to look after my body and take vicarious pride in you nailing it instead. Looks like you had a brilliant weekend of running!

    • Stephanie says:

      Awww Sarah, I wouldn’t want to make anyone feel like that. Comparison is the thief of joy! Also you beat me to the ultra game and bounce back from injury super quick you little star. Listening to and looking after your body is so important and often overlooked. Well done my intrepid friend 🙂

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