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Month: December 2017

2017: My Year In Review

2017: My Year In Review

Introducing 2017 In January, I sat down and decided on my goals for the year.  Whilst I was positive for 2017, I always feel tentative about making big predictions for the year ahead.  However, for the first time in a few years, I really thought about what I wanted to achieve.  If you want to read about my goals for 2017, you can find them in this post titled Optimism for 2017.  A mixture of fitness, travel and experiences, my goals…

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The Meaning of the MOJO

The Meaning of the MOJO

Many people experience weeks in their lives when they lose their motivation.  Things don’t seem to be going right in work, at home or perhaps in the gym and we start to question our motivation for doing something.  As the new year dawns, most people renew their resolutions and try to make changes to their lives.  In that time, people talk about getting their mojo back, but what does mojo really mean and how can you keep it?  Read on…

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The Meaning Of Language

The Meaning Of Language

Touched upon in a previous blog post, I explore how parts of our language are inadequate to express what we really mean.  Language is overused, emotions overstated, events overplayed so when we need to express more than the everyday norms, we are lost for words.  The meaning of language is gone.  Language is rendered inadequate… How The Meaning of Language is Changing   I think we can all agree that the phrase ‘I love pizza’ and ‘I love you’ are expressing…

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My battle to be fit for my Christmas Day Run

My battle to be fit for my Christmas Day Run

The Christmas Day Run Tradition I love Christmas.  It’s a time of year I can’t help but enjoy.  There’s plenty of food and drink and good times with friends.  But there is one activity that I enjoy taking time out for on Christmas Day.  I first went for a Christmas Day run four years ago.  The streets are quiet.  Families out walking wish each other a Merry Christmas.  There’s time for turkey and all the trimmings later, but a run…

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Entering My Second Half Marathon

Entering My Second Half Marathon

Dealing with the Frustration of A Winter Cold November was a frustrating month for training.  December has started just the same.  I can’t seem to shake a cold that’s been hanging over me and just last week visited the doctor’s for a suspected case of sinusitis.  I didn’t manage to actually see a doctor but that’s a story for another time. At some point in the last snot-filled, slightly hoarse and otherwise unpleasant feeling month I finally entered my second…

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