A cartoon about running

No Excuse by Myfanwy Tristram p2

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No Excuse by Myfanwy Tristram p1
No Excuse by Myfanwy Tristram p2

Last January, I realised that I had run far fewer miles in 2014 than in previous years, and that this was because I’d got into the habit of skipping runs if the weather looked at all unpleasant, or if I was tired, or all sorts of other excuses.

So I set myself a target that I’d only be able to meet if I went out no matter what, and that’s what this cartoon is about.

This approach has reminded me that, actually, runs in the rain can actually be some of the most enjoyable ones. And, like the cartoon says, if you didn’t go out when it was raining, you’d never go out – well, certainly in this part of the world and at this time of year.

I’m glad to say that I reached my target in 2015 and I’m still on the same ‘no excuses’ regime this year, so it works for me.

In fact, such is my dedication these days, if Nick Cave does pop round, I might have to hurry him out of the door before he asks for a second cup of tea.

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10 thoughts on “A cartoon about running

  1. Can you do a similar cartoon for dog owners – ie ‘My dog refuses to go out in the rain’ translates to ‘I’ve never taken my dog out in the rain, because I don’t like it’ or ‘My dog would rather sit under the table in a coffee shop, than walk in the rain’ !!

    1. Ha! I’m more of a cat person and have one very silly cat who quite frequently sits out in the rain! My father in law’s dog, on the other hand, will go out but refuses to wear any form of coat because that’s just too embarrassing…

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