Week off to re-charge

I had rather an eventful week last week, popping over the other side of the country to see a member of my family who was poorly. They are fine now, and I am certain it was more for my benefit than theirs. My mind is at rest, and I have now stopped letting my imaginationContinue reading “Week off to re-charge”

Wrestling with Foggy

I haven’t been for a run for 2 weeks. I had used a variety of excuses including rain, tiredness, and not enough time. I tell you this has definitely had a detrimental effect on my well-being. If you had asked me last week how I was doing, I would have said, I am fine, inContinue reading “Wrestling with Foggy”

PERMA and That Hour of Happiness

The past week has been a little turbulent. It has been a week of feeling vulnerable, after sharing my feelings on here and sharing a little of myself in the support of others. In fact sharing in support of others Is suppose has triggered this blog. I had no plans to write a blog today.Continue reading “PERMA and That Hour of Happiness”

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”

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”

My Motivational Playlist

As I have mentioned in previous posts, music plays an important part in my life and how I motivate myself. This is all the more important when I am running. I am not exactly a natural runner, my default position is most definitely seated therefore it is always a challenge, and as someone once saidContinue reading “My Motivational Playlist”

Feeling a bit meh?

Well that title sort of sums up my week really. Not exactly miserable, but not motivated enough really to do anything. From a health and fitness point of view nothing seems to be working fast enough for me this week. I am not really losing any weight and I don’t feel any fitter really. AsContinue reading “Feeling a bit meh?”

Running for my mindfulness

Over the past 2 months I have been running a lot more frequently. I know try to run at least 5 times a week. I generally run 1 to 2 miles each time. Not far I know and to be honest I am painfully slow. I run mostly in the evenings during the week and inContinue reading “Running for my mindfulness”

A Mile A Day….

As you know for the past few months I have been trying to improve my fitness and recently set myself a goal to reduce my weight and increase my fitness. You may also remember that initially I used a couch to 10k app on my phone that started me off walking for a minute andContinue reading “A Mile A Day….”

An Inspiring Week

Last week I attended a coaching masterclass through work run by Andy Gilbert a coach of high repute. It was a truly inspiring day, and has given me so many ideas to take into my own coaching. Not only did it give me inspiration to coach others but also to coach myslelf. During the dayContinue reading “An Inspiring Week”