Why Habits are more important than Goals


Rich Roll recently did a podcast with James Clear about his book Atomic Habits . It’s a great listen. I find it so interesting why sometimes making a change is easy and sometimes it seems impossible. I enjoyed it so much I want to give you a little breakdown of it. Here are a few snippets from the podcast –

What is a habit?

A habit is a behaviour that’s been repeated enough times to become automatic. Continue reading “Why Habits are more important than Goals”

Nike Epic React Flyknit – Running Shoe Review

Nike Epic React 2

I spend too much time looking at running shoes. If I have 10 mins, I will go to the usual websites and look for new deals, colours or styles. I’m a Nike man through and through. The only non-Nike shoes I’ve bought in the last 10 years are the On Cloudventure, which I really like and are a specific off-road shoe. I reviewed them here. Continue reading “Nike Epic React Flyknit – Running Shoe Review”

Why wait? Get a head start!

Why wait

I’ve seen a few things over the last few weeks stating people saying-

“I can’t wait till the New Year so I can relax/get more sleep/start training/sort my life”

I have thought the exact same thing myself. Things have been fairly hectic recently and putting stuff off until January is a great bit of procrastination. Continue reading “Why wait? Get a head start!”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 23

Track 23 – Prayer – Prospa (2018)

Note – Sorry I have been missing in action over the last few weeks. The got married recently and was away for 2 weeks doing that and have been struggling with re-entry to normal life and work.

I do have a number of posts in the works – one about habits, a Nike Epic React shoe review, why I love sport and why kids should play more of it. If there are any regular readers out there, please let me know by leaving a comment. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 23”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 22

Track 22 – I Want Your Soul – Armand Van Helden (2007)

You may have not heard this one. Get some good headphones or speakers and whack it on!

You may know Armand Van Helden from his remix work, particularly the classic Professional Widow Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 22”

An Ode to Parkrun – Why it’s so good!

Gdansk parkrun

My parkrun 50 t-shirt arrived recently.

I opened it in the office at work and intrigued colleagues asked: “What’s that?”

“It’s my parkrun t-shirt to show I’ve completed 50 parkruns” I said.

To which I got the reply – “What’s parkrun?” Continue reading “An Ode to Parkrun – Why it’s so good!”

The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 21

Track 21 – Voodoo People – The Prodigy (1994)

Keeping the pedal firmly to the metal it the Godfathers of Rave, The Prodigy.

A full on assault of the senses. This track never lets up. There are a couple of breaks and drops but most of it is at a riotous 150 beats per minute. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 21”

More Consistent with your Consistency

Windmiler Autumn Quarter - Consistency

I’ve been struggling recently. For one reason or another, I’ve missed a lot of training sessions. I’ve not been eating so well, put some weight on and lost a chunk of fitness. When I do train or run, I go berserk for a few days, then do f*ck all for a week. This has been the cycle of the past month or so. Continue reading “More Consistent with your Consistency”