A walk up Snowdon

Last weekend , I met up with a few of my old school friends, and we went for a walk up Snowdon, as you do! Now normally we meet up in a pub in Chester, have a meal, reminisce and get hammered. Not all of us manage to get to these sessions and even whenContinue reading “A walk up Snowdon”

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A Mixtape to Improve My Mood

This week has not been the worst or the most challenging week I have ever had but it was challenging all the same. This week has been a combination of interpersonal challenges, managing my time and workload in relation to being on holiday next week and planning for a busy month, with the addition ofContinue reading “A Mixtape to Improve My Mood”

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”

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”

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”

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?”

A Week of Coaching Old Friends

It has been a funny old week at work. It was another short working week, with New Years Day being on Monday. By Tuesday though it was as if the Christmas holiday had never happened. That was probably because for me and many others at best Christmas was just two long weekends. So it wasContinue reading “A Week of Coaching Old Friends”

A brief look back at 2017 then full speed into 2018

New Year’s Day is a reflective day. Normally down to the over indulgence of the night before. I was a good boy this year and only had a few drinks, in front of the telly. Saying that I went for a run this morning and still felt the effects of a week of over eatingContinue reading “A brief look back at 2017 then full speed into 2018”