One of the reasons I called my blog The Style Dynamo is because I love running.
And when I say I love running, I don’t mean just jogging to the park and back but I love nothing better than a 22-miler at the weekend to put my life into perspective.
It’s funny how you can get to know a city by pacing up and down the many pavements, discovering new places such as the market down in Brixton and watching from the tarmac as certain buildings take shape.
Over the past few years, my run from Stoke Newington to Battersea and back has taught me a lot about London. From the aftermath of an all-nighter in Dalston to the homeless sheltering in the subways at Elephant & Castle, my many routes has opened my eyes to the brutality and vitality of the city I call home. Now I’m back after an injury that stopped my training for some six months, I’m keen to once again explore the Big Smoke by foot.
Roll on the weekend so I can feel the cold wind against my face as I cross London Bridge and head towards the familiar sights of the Brixton, Clapham and Battersea. And then about my brief hiatus across the river, I can’t wait to dodge the tourists at Westminister, early morning shoppers and theatre workers around Covent Garden and hot young professionals in Angel before hitting the beloved and diverse high street of Dalston and Stokey.
I don’t want to sound like a Nike advert but those moments are my time and I can’t wait to win them back.