Just a magazine?

MagazineIn the olden days (e.g 70s 80s & 90s), I used to regularly buy a number of magazines; in my case it was titles like “Practical Electronics” and later “Personal Computer World”.  In those days there was no Internet and it was always exciting opening those glossy pages to see what was new and what I could learn because they were the only way to get that information.  I can also remember reading most of the articles really carefully; it was valuable stuff!   Of course, I always have been an Internet aficionado and I wouldn’t want to turn the clock back, but in exchange for its benefits we have lost some things and that excitement of the latest magazine is one of them.

Not today though, today is a special day because my London Marathon official magazine has arrived and it brought back all that excitement and determination to read everything that I remember from my youth.

All the preparation and struggles so far have been put in perspective because having in your hand the official registration and race day instructions makes everything real.  I’m really going and it’s all in black and white: it’s official!

So onwards with the training!  I’ve made huge progress since I was well enough to start back running about three weeks ago.  I’m getting my running legs and confidence back that I can do it (well, I have to now)!

“‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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Author: richardmann55

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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