The Best Nike Adverts

With the release of the new Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, I’ve put together a little ode to my favourite Nike ads.

Kaepernick is the NFL American footballer that kneeled during the National Anthem at the start of games to protest against racial injustice after a series of events that led to the Black Lives Matter movement. Continue reading “The Best Nike Adverts”

Some things I like – August 2018

Some things I have liked over the last few months and want to share –

FILM – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and soundtrack

When this film came out in 2013 I thought that looks odd and couldn’t figure out what it’s about. I caught it on Film 4 a year or so ago and really liked it. I’ve since watched it a couple of times and now love it.

Continue reading “Some things I like – August 2018”

My First Race – Musings and Learnings

First Race

This post is inspired by Tom at The Allrounder. He recently wrote a piece about Global Running Day and told the story of his first organised running experience.

This made me think about my first race that pushed me towards running. I not sure which year it was, but it must have been over 10 years ago, as it was before I ran my first London Marathon in 2008. Continue reading “My First Race – Musings and Learnings”

What’s stopping you? Step towards your fears

Fear_shadow_puppet

“Too scared to risk failing at something I loved, so I succeeded at something I had no passion for”

The quote above came from a piece in the Guardian on Regrets where Emma Freud posed the question on Twitter “What’s your greatest regret”.

The piece is a very telling read and this quote really stood out. Read it again and take a moment to think about it.

Does it bring something to mind in your own life? Continue reading “What’s stopping you? Step towards your fears”

Pay Yourself First – Use your time wisely

wasting-time

I had a semi prepped post on the Adidas City Runs Fulham 10km Race Recap ready. The race was due to take place this Sunday, however it got cancelled on Thursday due to the weather.

As the mini “Beast from the East” has not yet occurred, I don’t know what the weather actually did, but I commend the organisers for postponing the race due to health, safety and travel concerns. It must have been a tough call. I would have only had to travel a couple of miles to get there, but if you were coming from further afield, snow and icy roads are not what you want.

So instead of a post all about my new PB (a PB was very unlikely to happen), you’ll have to go with a post about productivity. Continue reading “Pay Yourself First – Use your time wisely”

Stop complaining and do something about it

Not complaining
-15C Husky Sledding. Not complaining.

For a year or so I’ve been looking at making my life simpler and less stressful. One of the ways of doing this is that I have stopped complaining about stuff I can’t control.

There are a couple of things I say regularly that summarise how I go about this –

“It is what it is”

and

“Control what you can control”

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Parkinson’s Law – What is it and how to use it

Have you heard of Parkinson’s Law?

You may not know the name, but you’ll know what it is.

Think back to school or university. You had an essay or paper to do. You were given 4 weeks to complete it and hand it in. However, you started it 2 days before the deadline and handed it in 5 mins before the deadline. Continue reading “Parkinson’s Law – What is it and how to use it”

Acknowledge the good things

El Capitan

With the turn of the New Year, you may have made some resolutions. It’s hard to avoid really. Without consciously doing it, I have resolved to –

  • be consistent with my training,
  • take my lunch to work
  • have a clear out at home
  • be proactive about getting things done

If you’re reading this, you are probably pretty lucky. Continue reading “Acknowledge the good things”