Perspective was everything yesterday. I missed out on a PB in the Manchester 10k by nearly four minutes. On any other day I would have been disappointed. Not yesterday. Yesterday was about more than just personal best times and running. Yesterday was about Manchester. Yesterday was about charity. Yesterday was about giving something back to this great … Continue reading The Manchester Way
In the last few weeks I have stepped up my gym game with the help of my, now long-time, personal trainer Dane. With the help of a 'diet plan' (read: no bread or sugary snacks!) I have started a twelve week transformation challenge. I begin the challenge at 9 1/2 stone and with just over … Continue reading The Protein Bar Challenge…
After his victory on Saturday night, Anthony Joshua would have been forgiven for celebrating with reckless abandon. He had, after all, just defeated Wladimir Klitchko, arguably the most feared heavyweight of our time since the retirement of his brother, Vitali. Although Joshua entered Saturday's fight as the defending champion, Klitchko had reigned supreme in the … Continue reading Words of a Champion!
The old adage states that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I agree, eating a good breakfast gives you the energy and nutrition to make the most of your day and should be able to power you through until lunchtime. Working varying shifts, often getting up at 2am, I have slowly sunk into some … Continue reading What’s for Breakfast?
Exploring the lessons I learned during a training run around Elton Reservoir
It's cold and dark and I've lost my car. I left it on the same car park that I always do but in the darkness that's harder to find than I'd first imagined. It doesn't help that the sign for the North and South car parks have been turned the same way, no doubt by … Continue reading The first run of the year!
Analysing my personal fitness goals through the SMART target framework.
A reflection on the Run For All Bury 10k which took place on the 18th September 2016.
From a luxurious two weeks training in foreign climes!
There's an app for everything now. There are a wide range of fitness based applications which measure anything from your heartrate, to the number of steps you take, calories that you burn and even chocolate bars that you have earned. For a time, I enjoyed seeing the number of calories that I had torched or how … Continue reading Why I’m not very ‘appy