To anyone who’s still around… I apologise. In my defence, it was amazing that I actually wrote so many posts before I stopped.

I am still alive and kicking though, mostly. Due to Christmas, university work and a bad case of man-flu (possibly the worst ever), my running has been placed on the back burner and I hate that. Winter is always a bad time for me, looking out of the window at 4:30pm to be met with pitch black is enough to drag my motivation to an all time low. I have no problem with running in the rain or the cold but the darkness just gets me down.

I’ve been asked numerous times, “How’s the running going?”, “Are you still writing your blog?” and “You’re not still doing that vegan shit are you?”, the latter mainly from my Grandad, so I thought I’d update you all.

I’m not trying to make up excuses, because honestly, most of you don’t care but I said from the start that this blog was meant to keep myself motivated and I’ve not been doing well with either the running or my writing. But it changes now.

Despite all of these ‘setbacks’, my goal is still a 3:30 marathon. Granted, I have considerably less time now than I did when I started this blog and it will take a lot more hard work, but I think I can still do it. Who knows, this could be the start of my world renowned book, “The 20 Week Marathon Training Plan: For those who leave everything until the last minute”, I know I’d have bought it.

So yeah, this was just a quick update to let everyone know I’m still alive and haven’t completely given up. I’ll be back to writing properly again soon.

And yes, I’m still doing that vegan shit.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Benjamin Hackett, 16th January 2018