Do what you love

So just over 2 weeks since publishing my book, it’s sold almost 900 copies, had some great reviews, and is topping several best sellers charts on Amazon – amazing, all thanks to taking up a new hobby, being inspired by strangers to challenge myself in races, to then lose every race and to keep on trying.… Continue reading Do what you love

30 long days of no running, what a great opportunity to do something else

It’s now been 30 days since i last ran and injured myself – in the past i’d have been depressed about missing out on something i enjoy for so long but that’s no longer the path i wish to follow.

A great year with a frustrating end

 2014 has been great, awesome, fantastic, inspiring, fulfilling – in fact it’s possibly been the best one yet in my 42 years on this planet. I’ve not only achieved so much at home and at work, but i’ve also actually enjoyed achieving this – i know so many high achievers who achieve great things at… Continue reading A great year with a frustrating end

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Continue reading 2014 in review

My first “did not finish”

Last Saturday i turned up in London at 8am, cold, tired, and carrying an injury to take part in my second Ultra marathon – a 50km race along the Thames. Leading up to this i was in a dilemma, i was carrying an injury which caused me a lot of pain, but i had also… Continue reading My first “did not finish”

Hayling 10 mile race

Last weekend I completed my latest race, a short 10 miler almost on my doorstep. Given so many other races have involved a reasonable amount of travel, and also were longer distances, i approached this race with complacency – big mistake !

Preparing for my next race – 10 miles on Sunday

Time has flown past since my last race, so much so that my legs feel like they haven’t quite recovered, but this Sunday i have the chance to run a local 10 miler on Hayling Island – i’m looking at it as a replacement for the usual longer weekend run.