This was meant to be a book but I cut it short

What follows is the start of a book i began to write, however for various reasons i never got round to making it long enough to warrant calling it a book.  I did it for a similar reason to my first book, to get things out of my head and down in writing so i… Continue reading This was meant to be a book but I cut it short

Month 3 – Shooting for the moon

It’s now been 3 months since i left my job, despite the weather being rubbish and the days being short, the time has gone incredibly quickly. As i mentioned in previous posts i swept my life clean of waste and distractions, i released my worrying thoughts and condemned them to the past, and accepted that… Continue reading Month 3 – Shooting for the moon

February, continuing my early Spring cleaning

In my last blog i talked about 5S, getting rid of “stuff”, making sure the things i kept were useful and in good order, and starting a lifestyle in which old habits don’t grow back. This was the start of a cleansing period for me, I continued doing this both with physical items as well… Continue reading February, continuing my early Spring cleaning

The Mourne Mountains Skyline and the tale of the imaginary tow rope

Since taking up entering running races a few years ago January has been my month of searching the internet, randomly picking races to enter, seduced by the words “toughest in the UK” or “one of the top races in the country”.  As I’ve got a bit more experienced I’ve reduced my search criteria, for example… Continue reading The Mourne Mountains Skyline and the tale of the imaginary tow rope

Things are becoming clearer

There was a young boy called Mark who had dreams and annoying habits – having a foreign mother and visiting family overseas meant he had a dream to travel and work abroad, much to his mothers dismay he also liked questioning things (why mummy, why?) so problem solving and projects seemed a natural career path… Continue reading Things are becoming clearer

2016 – What a great year

So I ended my second book with this paragraph To sum up, this year has been about going further than before with others, next year I’m going to try balancing this off with also going faster but alone. I don’t know how I will manage this, I’m usually an all or nothing kind of person,… Continue reading 2016 – What a great year

Measures drive behaviours, standards drive results

Rather than my usual race report I wanted to do something different with my blog, it still involves a race but from a different angle, linking it into work, I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed the process I will describe. I work with processes (and people) in my day job, continuous… Continue reading Measures drive behaviours, standards drive results