Recharging The Batteries

Let’s be honest: I had an entirely different blog post lined up but at this moment in time, I’m not quite ready to discuss it so openly with everyone. It’s related to my Dad and it is that wonderful time of the year when the anniversary of his passing is creeping up. It’ll come, I…

180 Degrees

If you remember, last week I reflected on the funk I had been in over the past few weeks. Essentially beating myself up over the fact I had ‘slipped off the wagon’ slightly. That blog post had a very cathartic feel to it. I have moved on from that feeling, accepting that my routine wasn’t…

Funk

Yes, funk. A funk. Not the ‘play that funky music white boy’ type. The ‘I feel meh and indifferent’ type. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been a constant. It’s just what I’ve been stuck in the past few weeks. Wanting to go to the gym, running, playing football. Having all the good intentions, packing…

Blogging My Failures -Runfessions

Let’s confess to those runfessions. I runfess that… Since returning from holiday I’ve really lost my blogging mojo. The reason, you ask? My exercise regime is all over the shop due to work and commitments. My working week this week consisted of a ‘work trip’. Very active, very long and very outdoor-sy. Abseiling, four mile…

The Break’s Over

Two weeks off became three weeks off, oops. As today was the first day back to the gym since before holiday, I feel that now may be a good point to start blogging again. In fact, the last actual exercise I completed was the football tournament! Kept it simple and easy, a gentle welcome back….

Tournament Days

Tournie days are the best days. FACT. I’m fairly sure I mentioned on my last blog how much I enjoyed tournaments, the memories they invoke blah blah blah. Well this weekend, tournament day came upon us. Admittedly my stomach done a few flips in the morning out of nerves, I know a fair amount of…

Back Once Again

This week saw my return to my first sporting love, football and ‘proper’ running. Two months of hip injury, four months of marathon training. I’ve waited very patiently to return and my goodness was it amazing to get back into it. I originally started playing football when I was younger, probably around eight – just…

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

For once, it is actually sunny! If you live in the UK, then you totally get what I mean. If you don’t, normally on national holidays the weather is absolutely awful – raining and chilly. It’s a bit of a bad British joke. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed whacking out the shorts and completely decimating the garden….

Inflatable Tube Man

The near perfect analogy. Beginning of the week vs. the end of the week. Holy moly, post-marathon tiredness is real. The further the working week has progressed the more like the second GIF I felt. Genuinely did not anticipate how tired I would feel, maybe going back to work wasn’t the best idea but I…

London Marathon

I DID IT! The hottest London Marathon on record. The largest London Marathon on record. And I’m almost certain I smiled my way around the whole course. I smiled so much my cheeks were sore the next morning. The whole event completely lived up to my expectations and I completely understand how marathon running can…