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Saturday, 10 November 2007
Running inside and out
Spent the morning shopping for spikes for my son who is a keen athlete. We ended up at a shop in Dalry called run and become that seems to do much more than simply sell sports equipment.
It’s roots (its part of a wider chain) lie in the teachings of a Bengali born philosopher and athlete called srichinmoy about whom I knew nothing until today but I now want to know more. Suffice to say that his philosophy was that sport should be seen as an essential ingredient in a holistic way of living, bringing the optimum health required for a dynamic spiritual life.
I was fascinated but my boy was more interested in using the strip of artificial grass they have in the middle of the shop to test out your potential purchases! Both us got something new from our shopping experience however, one internal and one external, which is the kind of effect srichinmoy though was how it should be.
All 7:15pm -7:45pm and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South 12noon -1pm (no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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I was elected to the City of Edinburgh Council in 1999. After 7 years of being very heavily involved in Education, I was elected Council Leader in August 2006 and from May 2007 until June 2008 was Labour Group leader when I returned to the backbenches
I am ordained in the Church of Scotland but I don't have a parish. Instead I am the Secretary of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council.
I am an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University. I am married with two children, I am a member of the Iona Community and I enjoy sports though mostly as an armchair critic.
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