Self-limiting beliefs are the biggest hindrance to our true potential.
When you have goals, or you just want to get something done, the first battle often is fighting against these beliefs, which can sometimes use a lot of the motivation that would actually be better used to get the task done.
Continue reading “Be your crowd”
I was browsing fitness videos on YouTube yesterday and I came across this:
If you don’t have time to watch, basically it is a guy making sarcastic and amusing comments of people working out – doing stupid routines, dropping weights, etc, etc.
I am not sure if I should laugh, because if you are a regular gym user you will have been there at some point. Continue reading “Gym Fails”
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. Continue reading “Race Day Mistakes”
And so another year ends…
To sum it up it has been a busy one. I thought I would sum it up through my health, creative, wealth and social life.
This has been a particular let down. I don’t feel like my fitness has really returned to form – I have not had as much time to dedicate to keeping fit and when I do I have found it a real struggle.
Continue reading “2015 – My adult year”
The Spartan Beast was a huge achievement in many ways – it was the longest distance I have run and the longest period of time that I have had my fitness tested over.
How did I get through this?
Continue reading “10 miles into the longest run…”
Usually when I have a long term break from writing I usually don’t have an excuse and have just been lazy. But this time I have the perfect excuse – as they say a picture is worth a 1000 words I thought I would save the time writing by explaining the last three weeks in pictures.
Firstly I got a confirmation date to move into the first ever house I would be buying.
I packed all my stuff as quick as possible.
While the missus was hard at work sorting out all the bills, I sat round taking selfies with my parents cat. Continue reading “What I have been doing the last three weeks (in pictures)”
As part of my race calendar I set myself the challenge of running the Spartan Trifecta this year.
This means that I am required to run:
- The Spartan Sprint (Approx 6km)
- The Spartan Super (Approx 12km)
- The Spartan Beast (Approx 20km)
The Sprint and Super Races Continue reading “The Spartan Manchester Double”
I admit, I probably enjoy planning my goals a bit too much. Sometimes I feel like I do too much planning and need to just get on with it.
So I welcome ways that make planning goals easier.
Continue reading “Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done”
One of my main fitness goals has been to find new fitness challenges.
After having a prevailing foot injury, I thought I was going to end up finding an activity that would not put pressure on the feet.
To my relief, the worst of my injuries are gone and now it is just effort to find my form. So I came up with a few options for new fitness challenges
Continue reading “Find New Fitness Challenges: If not now? When?”
I am running in the Spartan race.
My friend Tom is chasing strong.
I have been getting cocky because I have always been the stronger runner, but today he is keeping up with me. Continue reading “Dreaming about the obstacles”