Alison Cowling

Alison Cowling

Director | Actor | Musician | Writer

Running and The 4x4x48 Challenge

The seventh entry of The Running Diaries, hopefully you don’t need as much stamina to read this as was needed to do it… Monday morning…drifted into Monday afternoon. The ceiling looked unchanging. The walls unmoving. The sounds from the street outside unexciting. I had nowhere to be, nowhere to go and no family to see…. Continue reading

Running and Presence

The sixth entry of The Running Diaries, taking one step at a time… As the term was coming to an end at work and all was winding down ready for half term…I found I was left with excess energy to get outside and push myself on my runs. Maybe it was the anxiety of knowing… Continue reading

Running and Hope

The fifth entry of The Running Diaries, a hop, skip and a jump of a run… This was a week of play, PB’s and hope! The sense of the lighter evenings were really hitting home. Yay! January Tick. Bring on February. S T A R T   L I N E Monday felt like such a… Continue reading

Running and Fulfillment

The fourth entry of The Running Diaries, a short, snappy circuit… She jutters and splutters… cogs not whirring how they should. She judders and spludders… coming to a very certain stop. No, not me on a run but my dear ol’ van! Breaking down on a Monday afternoon on my way back from work. My… Continue reading

Running and Resilience

The third entry of The Running Diaries, a continual bob along the track… The inspiration for this week’s blog popped into my mind on my first run of the week, so clearly and pronounced, it made me smile and drove me on. It was the Wednesday, I had given myself two days off for rest… Continue reading

Running and Drive

The second entry of The Running Diaries, which this week is very much a jog and a sprint and a glide and a trudge… Mile 19. You’ve made it. To mile 19. You can’t quite believe it and so double check and triple check and quadruple check the app. There would be the sense of… Continue reading

Running and Reflection

A weekly blog to document what happens on my running adventures in my legs, in my lungs and in my mind. Each blog will be different, just like every run, from a marathon essay to a short sprint. Something to write and read through these social distant times. This is the first entry of The… Continue reading