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”
“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”
As the title suggests…..
Documentary – Nike Breaking 2
Breaking 2 was a pretty big deal last May (2017) and if you didn’t get up at stupid o’clock to watch it, there’s a National Geographic feature-length documentary available on YouTube, showing the build up and the training.
Continue reading “A list of some things I like”
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”
-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”
“Control what you can control”
Continue reading “Stop complaining and do something about 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”
Ever since I started this blog nearly 2 years ago, there’s something I’ve been reluctant to talk about. I’ve hinted at it many times, but not really said specifically.
The main reason for this was to try and make my blog appeal to a wider audience as possible.
Continue reading “Age ain’t nothing but a number”
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”
Do you struggle to say no?
Have you ever end up at the party you didn’t want to go to? Then you want to leave early but get talked into staying.
Someone calls you at work and asks you to do something. You already have too much work, but you end up saying yes anyway.
Continue reading “Learning to say no more. Simplify your life.”
When I’m thinking about what to write at the moment, the same 3 things come into my head – consistency, motivation and the compound effect.
You may not know what the compound effect is exactly, but you’ll be very aware of it generally.
Lots of small changes that add up to a big change.
Breaking a task down into lots of little steps and taking those smaller “easier” steps instead of one big jump.
Starting simple and adding difficulty
Small, incremental gains over a long period of time
Continue reading “The Compound Effect – Consistency is the key”