Freedom 

I write a fair bit on the blog about freedom.

  • Freedom from self-loathing.
  • Freedom from addictive behaviour.
  • Freedom from secrets and lies. 
  • Freedom from unhealthy relations.
  • Freedom from doubt and fear.

It can be pretty heavy reading at times so I believe it is important to add a sprinkle of humour to the posts. My sense of humour I would call quirky (others have preferred terminology such as ‘juvenile’ or ‘deeply embarrassing.’) Each to their own I suppose.

But I’m not afraid to laugh at myself because, if we didn’t laugh, then the world truly would be a much bleaker place than it currently is. My wife, Fionnuala, also has a sense of humour. Well she did marry me after all. I have caused her heartbreak many times but she has bafflingly always stood by me.

She does get her own back occasionally, however. And this morning was one of those days. I had just completed my first 10 mile run since returning from injury and illness. I felt strong during the run and could have kept going at the end. I was bang on my target pace as well for my next race, the Belfast Half Marathon on 17 September.

So there I was feeling on top of the world. Freedom from illness. Freedom from injury. I thought I was Mo Farah. Thankfully Fionnuala brought me down to earth with this photo of my heroic return.


Mo Farah? Er…..I don’t think so. Not a pretty sight but hey ho. I was a happy man. Now for the best part of distance running. 

The refuelling!

2 Corinthians 3:17 – ‘Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord of the Spirit is, there is freedom.’

What is your most embarrassing photo?

What is your next target for 2017?

What are you grateful to be free from today?

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  1. I can’t wait to get my knee recovered so I can go back to my morning runs. I’ve never felt more free than when I’m running. Keep up the good work! You’ll be shaming Marines before you know it!

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      1. Most likely surgery and physical therapy. I have a loose patella. They’ll likely have to screw it down so it doesn’t move anymore. I meet with a specialist later this month. So fingers crossed.

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  2. I am grateful to be free from the bondage of living in lies and the effects of addiction and infidelity. My target is NOT running, although maybe it should be. I want to continue to find joy in the small and unexpected blessings of life. Celebrate the small things. And never stop laughing at myself. Life is good now. God is always good.

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