Be your crowd

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.

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Gym Fails

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”

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

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This might seem an obvious mistake, but at nearly every obstacle race I have seen someone do this. Continue reading “Race Day Mistakes”

2015 – My adult year

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.

Health

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.

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10 miles into the longest run…

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?

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The Spartan Manchester Double

As part of my race calendar I set myself the challenge of running the Spartan Trifecta this year.

spartan

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”

Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done

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.

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Find New Fitness Challenges: If not now? When?

fitness  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

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Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder

Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder:  On a very hot, humid Saturday morning my friend Tom and I took part in the Badass Mudder obstacle race at the River Lune, Lancaster.

We crashed over at friends, so had a pleasant 30 minutes drive through the country.  When we saw the Badass sign with an arrow we knew we had taken the right road.  It was £3 to park, but no one was collecting so we got a freebie.

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What should I bring to an Obstacle Race?

What should I bring to an Obstacle race? You’ve come up with training circuits in the gym, you’ve run – a lot and you’ve even taken part in boot camps.  What else can you do?

On Saturday I will be taking part in Badass Mudder.  It seems so long since my first Obstacle Race – Spartan Yorkshire.  However I forgot one part to that story, the aftermath – kit wise I prepared very poorly. Continue reading “What should I bring to an Obstacle Race?”