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”
This week is a guest post from a fitness and health writer, Peter Minkoff.
Staying fit is not a challenge for all the people who have extremely busy schedules, but for everyone who doesn’t feel like working out, as well. Well, you might be a part of the first group, or perhaps the second one. If you’re a member of the both, then you’re in a bit of trouble. Continue reading “How to Improve Your Fitness Routine If You’re a Busy-Working Man”
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 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.
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”
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”
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”