I once had a telesales job, convincing people they should spare time to see qualified representatives about whatever they were selling that week. One account that proved particularly soul destroying was a Gas/Electric provider. Everyone and his dog was already sick and tired of them – and then some. The team I worked with had run through every lead – with nothing but refusals. The supervisor wasn’t impressed. “Someone’s gonna have to go back and try these people again, we can’t have had all these rejections already”. Like a lemon, full of confidence I stepped up and took charge … Continue reading
Is it me, or do you always get ill right before a big race? I’ve lost count of the times I’ve trained without incident, only to find that in the two weeks ahead of something serious, I’ve a chest infection, head cold, or whatever little injury that threatens to ruin things completely. I’ve bailed from ultras after sensing the life leaving me with each and every step. Why? WHY?! This Saturday 20th October is the Round Rotherham Ultra, and all year I’ve been counting down, running longer and longer runs, studying the route and recceing ahead of the big … Continue reading
Well well well. I’m a stubborn Mule at times, and last week saw me yet again forced to accept defeat at the hands of wiser, more experienced minds. I’d been invited out on a Monday night run, which tickled my fancy – since I’m always up for an adventure, and I already had a drawer full of ‘perfectly good’ head torches at home. The night arrived, and I appeared with my bargain basement torch, bought for camping, great for telling one end of the tent from the other. Once the rest of the group had seen what I intended to … Continue reading
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