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We all get tired.  All the time, I’m sure. Like most people who’ve reached middle age, I’ve experienced all kinds of tiredness.  That dehydrated post-swim tiredness comes to min…
Chemotherapy is the treatment of disease by the use of chemical substances.  These are ‘cytotoxic,’ meaning they kill living cells.  The aim of these drugs is to kill cancer cells.…
Good morning everyone! This is what writing looks like on steroids.  And caffeine, sugar, anti-sickness, and let’s not forget chemo tablets 4-8 of 112 for this cycle. I wonder if this is …
As I’m headed towards the second of these, what about the first? I suppose to ‘live fast’ is to cavort about in a drink and drug fuelled frenzy, enjoying all the good stuff, whilst driving one’s body …
Chemo is coming. Again. It was meant to be this Monday just gone, but as that’s delayed by a few days, I’m sat here, not for the first time, wondering what to do with myself.  Chemo time …
On New Year’s Eve last year, I raised a glass of water in the air to salute the conclusion of my first fortnight of chemotherapy tablets. As I peeled off the surgical gloves that stopped these toxi…
I’m not a big fan of statistics. My eyes tend to glaze over them and I’ve devoted most of my life’s work to the unmeasurable emotional manipulation of making noises that are designed to excite and/or…
Ultrarunner Nathaniel Dye was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer last year but refuses to let it stop him doing the thing he loves most. So he's decided to run the 171km UTMB – his hardest challenge …
Over the past year or so, my idea of a bucket list has fluctuated a lot.  Indeed - it’s still a work in progress and you may find significant variation in my responses depending on when you …
This blog covers the past six weeks.  That in itself is something to consider, considering that earlier this year, I considered my situation on a daily basis.  Why?  I su…
I think most people reading this will know what happened at UTMB by now. No - it wasn’t the glorious comeback I’d hoped for, but in reaching for the stars, perhaps I landed on the moon, and the view …
I wasn’t exactly full of energy by my first evening in Chamonix but simply being there somehow made me step out the door to run a brief four miles along the gently rolling valley floor where UTMB star…