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Acknowledging the empty cup

“Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.”
Michael Gungor

Why? Why do I punish myself? Why do I get up early on a Saturday and Sunday morning and trudge myself round the paths and bridleways around my home for two hours at a time? Why do I spend many evenings dangerously navigating myself across the local fields illuminated by only a rather unreliable and antiquated head torch?


Well, I love it. Running is my passion.

It fills my cup.

However, dear reader, it wasn’t always like this.

In 2012 I was unfit.