On Cloudventure Waterproof – Running Shoe Review

Cloudventure Waterproof
Credit – On Running

Price – £140

Available – On Running

For a number of years, I have been trying to find a trail shoe. I’ve been through a couple of pairs of Nikes (which I know fit me well). A Shield version, a Gore-Tex version and a lightweight pair. They’ve either not had enough grip, been a bit bulky or not been waterproof. With no new versions or designs coming out, I had to look for another brand. Continue reading “On Cloudventure Waterproof – Running Shoe Review”

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”

How to start cycling to work

What if I told you there was a magic pill that would make you healthier physically and mentally as well as saving you money. By taking it, you’ll also be saving the planet and if you’re a Socialist, help the NHS. It could also get you to work quicker.

If you could, would you buy that pill?

That pill can be cycling to work. Continue reading “How to start cycling to work”

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”

Continue reading “Stop complaining and do something about it”

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”

The 10 basics of running – How to get started

Ealing Half 2016 Finish

Whatever your level, it’s always good to revisit the basics. If you’re a newbie, a returning runner or a struggling runner that’s reached a plateau.

There are many benefits to taking up or re-taking up running. Physical benefits, health benefits and mental benefits. Sometimes when you run, you float along as if you can go on forever. Other times your heart feels like it’s going to pop out of your chest, and you crash after one mile. Continue reading “The 10 basics of running – How to get started”