The Confidence Factor

I am back on track with my goal, of running the Hull 10k in June. Being on the cuddly side of large, having confidence is a considerable factor when it comes to running. The confidence is 2 fold. There is the confidence of being out in public in sports wear, looking like you are aboutContinue reading “The Confidence Factor”

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I don’t know about you……?

Since New Year my motivation has been seriously waning. As previously mentioned my main goal this year was to carry on running and improve my fitness. Well I am ashamed to say my progress to continue this goal has been completely pants. My motivation has not gone completely but it is not what it shouldContinue reading “I don’t know about you……?”

An Exciting Week of Coaching

Last weekend I wrote about the prospect of mixing my 2 roles this week. Well so far so good. It has been a challenging but exciting week. Monday and Tuesday I suppose were standard kind of days. Monday was a nurse educator day, with a mixture of time in my office and an afternoon ofContinue reading “An Exciting Week of Coaching”

Blurring of roles and blind coaching

As you will remember from Being The New Boy Again blog that I am now doing two jobs in the hospital. Now some days it can be difficult to distinguish between the two. Monday was one of those days. It was a day designated to my role as Nurse Educator, but not exclusively for my homeContinue reading “Blurring of roles and blind coaching”

Do we put ourselves in pigeon holes?

I was reading a blog this morning that what prevents us from making lasting changes to our lives is the assumptions we make about ourselves and how we should think and behaved. These assumptions are based on our identity, whether that be professional or social. For instance as a nurse I am supposed to beContinue reading “Do we put ourselves in pigeon holes?”

Delving into my childhood whilst writing my story

As you will remember I have been writing my story, to help me make sense of myself as I get older and leave a legacy for my children. Regular readers will also remember that over recent weeks I have been struggling with January blues. In fact according to the media this week is the weekContinue reading “Delving into my childhood whilst writing my story”

Restorative powers of exercise

Since completing the 50km challenge in Movember I have done very little exercise. I have noticed that this has had a detrimental effect on my mental health. My resilience had been much reduced. Foggy has become a regular companion on my commute to work and he has hung about filling my heads with negative thoughts.Continue reading “Restorative powers of exercise”

Unashamedly Proud Dad and fan

On 2nd January 2018 saw me and Lisa at the Sesh in The Polar Bear, Hull watching our eldest son play bass with Vialetters. Now this is the third gig we have seen them and only the 4th they have played. What a triumph it was. Easily the best gig they have played. They grabbedContinue reading “Unashamedly Proud Dad and fan”

My story is starting to take shape again!

After a few stuttering starts I am finally back on track writing my story. I have wanted to write a book for years, but never really had the confidence. Then last year you may remember that I started with a mind map or several on paper. Then it sort of got stuck there as IContinue reading “My story is starting to take shape again!”

Do you really want to make that resolution count?

A week in to the New Year, if you embarked on a resolution, how is it going? If it is not going well, don’t feel bad, you are not a failure. Don’t feel rushed into making a change in your life just because it is the start of a new year. You can make yourContinue reading “Do you really want to make that resolution count?”