First achievement of the day

What has been the first thing that you achieved today? Not sure? This morning I started the day by getting up and cycling down to the gym. Upon checking my stop-watch I realised I had shaved some time off my cycle.  I thought “Great my first achievement of the day!” Although it is rather small … Continue reading First achievement of the day

10 Reasons to run/cycle outdoors rather than at the gym

I have recently got into doing more outdoor cardio. I have found myself a number of times sitting/standing in a fixed position looking at: Mirror image of myself Uninspiring motivational poster/advert Boring view of the gym car park This was all something that made gym cardio really tedious, hardwork.  This resulted in a significant reduction in … Continue reading 10 Reasons to run/cycle outdoors rather than at the gym

I hate (gym) cardio

I really can't pin down the point when I decided that I hated gym cardio. It could have been when I got my foot injury and had to lay off the running - instead sacrificing the outdoors for staring at the wall on a cross trainer for 30 minutes. Or if as my life became … Continue reading I hate (gym) cardio

Back to the gym

Out with the old... I first noticed signs of a foot injury in August. I started my new job in January. These were my two main reasons I decided to quit my old gym two months ago. Before that my gym workouts had been quite sporadic. Because of being lazy and the time off I have lost … Continue reading Back to the gym

I’m back!

It's frustrating having an injury that stops you doing what you love. In the past two years I have made a niche for being a 5k and 10k runner, with my times gradually improving throughout the years.   My favourite shot of myself taken during a race   Round July I was a bit broken … Continue reading I’m back!

Fix it! – Bike Maintenance Course review

As part of my drive to fix my bike and cycle it regularly, I decided that I would improve my skills so I felt confident to make basic repairs on my bike. I typed in Bike Maintenance course into Google and came up with the Fix it! class run by the people at Evans Cycles.  So … Continue reading Fix it! – Bike Maintenance Course review

The Tour De France… in Yorkshire

The Tour De France... in Yorkshire:     So the Tour de France came to Yorkshire...  This was a pretty historic occasions as I don't think there has ever been an event of this magnitude in Yorkshire ever.  This was not an experience I wanted to miss, so I went to Leeds to see the start. I … Continue reading The Tour De France… in Yorkshire

Come to Yorkshire

Come down to Yorkshire I'll show you round. We can see the history in York, go round the bars in Leeds or head up to Whitby and see the sea. Also, we have Tour de France coming up soon... I love travelling, but my roots are in my home. York