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Barcelona Marathon 2013

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The interesting thing about running a marathon is really, encountering the people who have chosen to run it and those who come to support the runners. Barcelona was a great experience, and the stoic yet warm nature of the people was so obvious. I think I’ll run this one again. Any society, I believe, is preserved by it’s own sense of humour, and protest, can be subtle and determined.

Written by dwyersean

March 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

Loads of Travelling

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Once again it’s copious amounts of car time. The last three weeks have been just one constant road trip after another with a couple of days at home. The kids are beginning to notice my absence. I picked up a hamstring injury preparing for a marathon in November and thanks to all the car time it’s not really improving, it just seems to rotate around and around the upper leg and hip. Bummer.

I’ll just have to parcel up some sympathy and leave it under the christmas tree for Christmas day. Mmm, some sympathy, with a few glasses of Connemara Peated Single Malt, some good food and the kids creating havoc. All this before 7am. Never mind the hamstring, bring on the nut loaf…

Written by dwyersean

December 18, 2009 at 11:29 am


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Sometimes we don’t know the where we are going in life when we realize, we actually have a future that can be shaped by our intentions and actions. Setting a goal also means allowing the possibility of failure into your present. Getting to the finishing line, the realization sets in that there is actually no finishing line.  I sat on the sidelines at the Dublin City Marathon, and witnessed the courage of many, who set their personal goals and got through the marathon distance. In some ways marathon participation expresses everything which is great about humanity. Dublin Marathon 2009

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Written by dwyersean

October 27, 2009 at 7:06 am

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