Entries tagged with “Inspiration”

2018 - Half Year Review

2018 - Half Year Review

Wow... we're over half way through the year.. and the goals I talked about over the new year and wrote about are...? Here's my progress report for the year to date... :-)

Beginners - Top Tips for staying on track

Beginners - Top Tips for staying on track

Based on your 3, 6 or 12 month goals, you’ll have been keen to get out and get started and from the moment you start your first session, the new choices you are making are reality. Use the handy guide below to help keep yourself on track over the whole of the first few weeks...

Book Review: 50 Races to Run Before You Die

Book Review: 50 Races to Run Before You Die

50 Races to Run Before You Die : Book Review - Tobias Mews collection of 50 races he has run, from iconic road runs through to brutal mountain ultras.

Book Review: Finding Gobi

Book Review: Finding Gobi

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

Book Review: Life and Limb

Book Review: Life and Limb

Life and Limb: Book Review - the story of Jamie Andrew - trapped 10,000 ft up in the Alps for 5 days.

Crossfit Journey 3 - Ready for the Games??

The Crossfit Challenge

Crossfit Journey 3 - Ready for the Games??

With the Crossfit Games rapidly approaching and my entry confirmed this is a review of my progress so far and thoughts on the next 5 week ahead!

Crossfit Journey 4 - The Crossfit Open

The Crossfit Challenge

Crossfit Journey 4 - The Crossfit Open

Crossfit Open 2017 - My thoughts on taking part, the workouts, my performance and on completing the first challenge of the year.

Finding an Event - Race to the King

Finding an Event - Race to the King

From the Sussex town of Arundel the route takes you along the South Downs Way until you reach the finish at the majestic Winchester Cathedral. The event is what you make it, a walk, jog, run over 1 or 2 days, you will experience some of the finest scenery of southern england.

Finding an Event - The Cape Wrath Ultra

Finding an Event - The Cape Wrath Ultra

Winding through the beautiful lochs, glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands, the Cape Wrath Ultra™ is an 8 day, 400km ultra-running expedition through some of the world's most inspirational landscapes.

Finding Your Challenge - Couch to 5k

Finding Your Challenge - Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k is a virtual challenge, where you download an App that then becomes your virtual training partner. Designed for beginners and those returning to exercise, it is now recognised enough to be approved by the NHS as an exercise programme!

Finding Your Challenge - Running a Marathon

Finding Your Challenge - Running a Marathon

Does the challenge of taking on and finishing a marathon inspire you?

Finding Your Challenge - Swimming the Channel

Finding Your Challenge - Swimming the Channel

Have you thought of taking on the Channel.. over 20 miles of swimming to reach the French coast..

Finding Your Challenge - Triathlon ; Swim, Bike, Run

Finding Your Challenge - Triathlon ; Swim, Bike, Run

Triathlon is one of the most popular and growing sports in the UK. Here we have a pint sized guide to help you find challenge, motivation and inspiration.

Finding Your Challenge : Obstacle Course Racing

Finding Your Challenge : Obstacle Course Racing

Obstacle Course Races have become one of the fastest growing type of events in the UK. Combining the unique challenges of course design, distance. mud, obstacles, teamwork and racing, they are generally in great locations, providing a fun filled day out as well as a tough physical challenge.

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - April 2018

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - April 2018

Looking for inspiration for getting fit after 50, 60 or more. This is a monthly list of inspirational articles we have read that we wanted to share! It is updated weekly, so bookmark it to keep coming back!

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - December

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - December

Looking for inspiration for getting fit after 50, 60 or more. This is a monthly list of inspirational articles we have read that we wanted to share! It is updated weekly, so bookmark it to keep coming back!

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - February 2018

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - February 2018

Looking for inspiration for getting fit after 50, 60 or more. This is a monthly list of inspirational articles we have read that we wanted to share! It is updated weekly, so bookmark it to keep coming back!

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - January

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - January

Looking for inspiration for getting fit after 50, 60 or more. This is a monthly list of inspirational articles we have read that we wanted to share! It is updated weekly, so bookmark it to keep coming back!

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - June 2018

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - June 2018

Looking for inspiration for getting fit after 50, 60 or more. This is a monthly list of inspirational articles we have read that we wanted to share! It is updated weekly, so bookmark it to keep coming back!

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - November

Fit After 50 : Articles of the Month - November

Looking for inspiration for getting fit after 50, 60 or more. This is a monthly list of inspirational articles we have read that we wanted to share! It is updated weekly, so bookmark it to keep coming back!

How to set yourself achievable goals

How to set yourself achievable goals

A brief guide to help you set yourself achievable and realistic goals - an ideal start for new challenges in 2017!

Lessons Learned - Crashing in France

Lessons Learned - Crashing in France

A new attempt at the Marmotte this year had a very different result. Crashing in France threw up a whole number of issues, so here's a guide to racing overseas, and what you should do if you have an accident!

October 2017 - #runeveryday 31 days of my life

October 2017 - #runeveryday 31 days of my life

#runeveryday is a challenge to honour the english runner, olympian Ron Hill who recorded a daily run, every day for 50 years + !!! I decided to give myself the challenge for a month - and it turned out to be a really interesting time!

Sa Calobra - who will be king of the mountain?

Sa Calobra - who will be king of the mountain?

Sa Calobra is a category 1 climb in the Tramuntana mountain range in Mallorca.

Setting achievable goals for 2018

Setting achievable goals for 2018

A brief guide to help you set yourself achievable and realistic goals - an ideal start for new challenges in 2018!

Staying on track with a nutrition plan..

The Personal Training Challenge

Staying on track with a nutrition plan..

One of the most common questions I get asked is how I stay on track with my nutrition plan.. Here's my thoughts on how I've been able to keep to the plan, and also how to look out for those times when you may be wobbling!

The Crossfit Challenge - Part 2

The Crossfit Challenge

The Crossfit Challenge - Part 2

It's been just over 8 weeks since I posted the start of my journey, and I've been training regularly at Crossfit Corinthians. There are just under 60 days to go until the Crossfit Open... it seems so close already!

The PT Challenge-1

The Personal Training Challenge

The PT Challenge-1

There is an old business saying that you need to eat your own dog food. Essentially this means you should practice what you preach, so for me, I am going to be fully writing up my Personal Training process and planning as if I was a new client.

The PT Challenge-2

The Personal Training Challenge

The PT Challenge-2

I've gone through the initial consulation, goal setting and framing my current position and the immediate and obvious gap is Nutrition.

The PT Challenge-3 ; Nutrition Plan

The Personal Training Challenge

The PT Challenge-3 ; Nutrition Plan

3 weeks and I'll share what my goals are, and how I've been getting on so far!

When the beat of applause has died down...

When the beat of applause has died down...

Once your main event is over, what happens next? For many people and this year I'm definitely affected, the completion of a major goal or race leads on to a dip in motivation and enthusiasm. This brief article tells the story from the authors point of view and also suggests a couple of alternative strategies to get the flames burning again!