Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost*

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost* Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on, take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost*

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No ego, No quit, No hate

Recently I had the pleasure of running the No Ego Challenge, a delightful five mile trail race that starts at 6.30pm.  Because of this noticeable caveat, it is pitch black, therefore a head torch is not a luxury, but a must to run. As it was my first race in almost two years, No Ego … Continue reading No ego, No quit, No hate

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will continue… Without even knowing you I bet it included something of … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

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

Race Day Mistakes

From my experience of racing (i.e. running and obstacle races) I have noted a number of mistakes.  Because I am not perfect, I have even done a few myself: Drinking the night before This might seem an obvious mistake, but at nearly every obstacle race I have seen someone do this. I find this surprising … Continue reading Race Day Mistakes

The Song of the Ungirt Runners

If you're looking for a really good underrated film, look up Clockwork Mice. It seems impossible to get hold of, the limited copies seem to be extortionately priced.  But if it's ever on TV, Netflix's, or whatever other less than legal methods to watch it - if you really like your running films it is … Continue reading The Song of the Ungirt Runners

4 Cool Bearded Guys

I thought I would write about some pretty cool people who inspire me.  I have been reading a few things about them recently. By some coincidence they also happen to have beards.  Does a beard make a person cool.  Who knows? Richard Branson (Business) Richard Branson is the sort of guy who can be loved … Continue reading 4 Cool Bearded Guys

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

Just what the doctor ordered

I walked in to see my GP a gibbering wreck.  Despite knowing I needed to do this, there was a reluctance to what I was about to do. Despite being at my peak of fitness I doddered over to my seat like an 80 year old. I sat down and swallowed, my nerves made me … Continue reading Just what the doctor ordered