What’s working?

How’s your running going? How do you know? Which measures do you use? How far? How fast? How it feels? Whichever measure you use, make...

Let yourself thrive

The plant in the picture is two and a half years old. It was bought for me as a Christmas gift from a child in my last class and started...

What’s in your way?

What is it that sabotages your plans? Covid restrictions? Cash? Barbed wire? I know that I can sabotage myself, too. By thinking I can’t...

Not quite ready

Last week, I wrote about taking the first steps and being bold about doing something new. This week, I’m feeling a little more cautious!...

Take the first step

Do you have a Grand Life Plan? A “one day, when I win the lottery” plan? A “perhaps, but not yet” plan? The end point might be a long way...

What do you do well?

Have you set yourself a goal and told everyone to keep you accountable? Got a plan to make it there so that you stay focussed? Brilliant!...

Finding the right fit

Someone asked me recently what they might get out of training with me as a running coach. As a teacher, I often answer a question with a...

Is it really you?

As humans, we love a positive feedback loop and an echo-chamber is a happy place to be: everyone agrees; everyone thinks what I think;...

No shortcuts

If you’re just getting back to fitness, for whatever reason, start slowly. Signing up for all of the sessions at the gym or all of the...

Where is the future?

How far do you look into the future? Are you someone with a clear 5-year-plan, filled with milestones and performance indicators, or is...

What have you gained?

It’s been a calendar year since the UK government admitted that there was a need to close certain parts of society and over the past 12...

Enjoying the view

“You do not need to make yourself feel worse by beating yourself up for not being happier just because other people have it worse than...