ED­I­TOR’S LETTER

Runner's World (UK) - - Rave Run -

BE­COM­ING A PAR­ENT HAS

com­pletely changed my per­spec­tive on life, and it has also re­set my run­ning habits. Per­haps the most valu­able skill be­ing a run­ning par­ent teaches you is how to be adapt­able. Week­ends now re­volve around spend­ing qual­ity time with our 28-month-old daugh­ter, and dis­ap­pear­ing for a two-hour-plus long run has come to feel a bit self-in­dul­gent. So now I try to fit runs in dur­ing her nap time and squeeze more miles into my work­ing week, in­clud­ing more run-com­mutes. Run­ning slots more eas­ily into the time de­mands of fam­ily life than most ac­tiv­i­ties, but it can still be tricky to find a bal­ance, some­thing ul­tra­run­ner and fa­ther of two Damian Hall ex­plores in our fea­ture on page 38.

I don’t imag­ine the ex­po­nents of the late18th-cen­tury craze of pedes­tri­an­ism had much of a life bal­ance, apt as they were to run, walk or shuf­fle hun­dreds of miles to win wa­gers and prizes, en­ter­tain­ing thou­sands of spec­ta­tors as they did so (they didn’t have Net­flix back then). Crazy peo­ple, crazy story – read it on page 56.

Fi­nally, a word in your ear about the new RW pod­cast, in which we bring the magazine to won­der­ful au­di­tory life with sto­ries, special guests and a lit­tle of what is these days called #bantz. It’s well worth a lis­ten, but of course I would say that. (But it gen­uinely is.) Find it on itunes and let us know what you think.

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