Ever since the first issue of Like the Wind magazine was released I’ve had in the back of my mind a goal to have an article published in it. If you’ve not come across the Like the Wind before it’s an independent magazine containing articles and illustrations that the authors/artists contribute free of charge. The magazine has stories written by runners about running; the races they’ve done, the reason they run or simply about the running they do. The ethos of the magazine aligns perfectly with my approach to running and what I enjoy writing about. But as ever with these things you need to make the time to sit and actually have a go at writing something.
Earlier this year I found myself on a long haul flight to Canada for work and decided to see if I could get down in words the idea that had been floating around my head for a little while. Fuelled by the lack of distraction a plane provides and a glass of red wine (the ideas always flow a little easier with some lubrication) I put finger to keyboard and the end result can be read on p26 of issue 20 of Like the Wind magazine! I shan’t spoil the story but will tell you that the article is about my ‘why’.
If you’ve not read this this issue yet or not ever read the magazine itself then I’ve a treat for you. All contributors are sent a free copy, but as I’m also a subscriber I’ve ended up with a spare so I’m going to give it away to one lucky reader of this blog. All you need to do is subscribe to my blog and then leave a comment below telling me where you’d go if you had a weekend to go running and cost or time wasn’t an issue.
Competition will close on 31st August and is open to UK residents only.