Runner's Life
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Runner's Life

Maintaining Running Dedication

Being committed to the long haul

A runner in a pair of shorts running beside a long straight road

I have been reflecting upon my rather up and down relationship with dedication. Some weeks I cannot get enough running and devotedly head out the door every day. On other weeks apathy can creep in, my commitment runs low, and I find reasons to do anything except run. Looking back over the last twenty years, this is also the case with my annual running. Some…



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Neil Mapes

Beach wanderer, sea swimmer, trail runner and charity leader. Loving life in the Highlands of Scotland.