Emer McLysaght: How I’ve become A Runner, one step at a time

Week one, I thought I might die; week two was no better, but four weeks in and I’m in danger of becoming a proper pavement-pounder

11th October, 2020
Emer McLysaght: How I’ve become A Runner, one step at a time
‘I needed to understand what all the running bores were so bonkers about’

I’ve been racking my brains, but honestly can’t remember the last time I ran on purpose. I especially can’t remember ever running anywhere with no destination in mind. What a preposterous notion. And then four weeks ago, to my own incredible surprise, I decided to take up jogging.

I am not an athletic person. My eldest brother was a talented runner when I was a kid, and he’d get...

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