Browsing All posts tagged under »Emirates Hills«

Making magic

September 1, 2012


So last night, my friend Katie and I decided to have a short run, accompanied by a mammoth gossip session followed by some tabata training.  All started without hitch or glitch … neither cancelled or postponed … we met at Montgomerie Golf Club and did a quick-ish loop through Emirates Hills then hit the tabata […]

Missing mojo

August 16, 2012


Dear Running Fairy Help me! My running mojo is missing in action and I don’t know what to do.  I started to feel this way a couple of weeks ago and it’s gone downhill from there (along with my puns, clearly). The reasons are never quite known but amongst them could be these: The weather […]

Tragedy of the Treadmill

February 20, 2012


Winter is still with us I know, but given that the temps are starting to rise a little, combined with a conversation at Belgium Beer Cafe last weekend about why, how and who runs outside in the summer, I thought these words, posted last year, were worth reposting. Don’t get me wrong … I love […]


May 18, 2011


I read some lovely words recently and today want to share them with you. They were: Start your day with L.I.F.E LAUGH – Do something that makes you feel positive INTENTIONS – Set a focus for the day and give it direction FUEL – Get a healthy nutritious meal in your body to give you […]

The tragedy of the treadmill

May 15, 2011


Dedicated to AJ. You know who you are and you know what you need to do! Now that Summer has reared it’s hot head on our shores, I’ve had more than a few runners lament over moving inside and taking to the treadmill. Just the word fills me with horror so this post, Tragedy of […]

Runs, rain & relationships

April 13, 2011


This morning I had a gorgeous run with Anja …. the first I hope, of many. Three things have played on my mind since my return: Familiar faces & friends I have seen Anja on Beach Road runs for a year or two. Always running solo but with a very consistent pace, I’ve often wondered […]

Get high on scenery

January 6, 2011


When browsing a running site the other day, I came across a guy called Andrew, a doctor from Aberdeen, Scotland who is currently running an epic 3,000 miles from Scotland to the Sahara in 85 days.* Needless to say, this is an incredible feat and I couldn’t help but feel utterly inspired by his challenge.  […]

Running from Running

November 16, 2010


It seems that every time I look on Facebook, I see former fellow ABRaS* members posting pics of new hobbies that have stemmed from their original love for running.  Does road running have a shelf-life I wonder?  Does simply pounding the streets eventually become boring? I guess in Dubai it does – I know that […]