There’s No Fool Like An Old Fool

So I finally bit the bullet yesterday and signed up for my first race of 2019, the Omagh Half Marathon. I’ve never felt less prepared for a race but it’s my home town half and I was loathe to miss it. I’ve just over a month now to convince my body and mind that I can still run such distances. It’s my first race since the disastrous Causeway Coast Marathon last September so here goes nothing. There’s no fool like an old fool.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

38 thoughts on “There’s No Fool Like An Old Fool

  1. “… and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…

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  2. There are some local races that I try to make annually for a variety of reasons. Signing up is one level of commitment and running the half at this point in your season will be a good gauge of fitness. Best to you on your preparation, physical and mental. You can do it!


  3. My husband ran his first half marathon at 47. He prepared a fair bit for it and went onto to run three or four marathons after that. He still runs one half marathon a year and he’s 64 now. Thinks it’s one of the best decisions he ever made. I, however, prefer to cheer from the sidelines, glass of wine in hand. 🙂 Good luck!


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