Thirty miles around Hertfordshire. Exit London via Finchley, through Barnet and Potters Bar. After 45 minutes green landscape appears. January temperature, January roads, streaming water. January fitness too. A bit of Paul Weller to help me on the way.
Vlog introduction to my 2020 training goals and diary. The first of a series of vlogs tracking my progress and challenges and achievements during the year. It won’t be straightforward, it never is. But if it was easy, why bother?
Getting Stuck Getting stuck in the comfort zone is easy to do for a couple of reasons. You have some success in a personal or professional pursuit, so why change a winning formula? Or you are afraid of what happens when you step outside the comfort zone. Both of these things are happening to me … Read more
Always Changing One year no beer wasn’t really my mantra when I set off on this journey. Partway through I discovered a community which does sport this title. More to come later on that. If you’ve read any of this blog, you will know I’m always experimenting with something new. Whether that be at work, … Read more
San Francisco, Long Haul San Francisco, a late afternoon arrival after a ten-hour flight. The day stretched a little longer as we were held on the runway for an hour. Followed by another two hours getting through immigration. The atmosphere was so hot and heavy in the immigration hall that a police officer collapsed and … Read more
Why Wellness Goals? You start to get a lot more serious about wellness as you get older. Take that as a given. I sometimes wonder what my state of wellness would be if I had started earlier in life. The problem with that less than useful reflection is that the wisdom needed to understand why … Read more
Reflection has gone missing in action, as has my blogging action. It’s more than a month since I last wrote anything. Life is busy. Business is intense, not just the day to day. I’m working with a team who are delivering. In parallel taking a good, close look at the long-term strategy of the business. … Read more
Drowning In A Sea Of Poor Health Advice It’s A Family Affair I was 62 in May. It’s documented elsewhere, but it feels like a golden time of life for me. Health and wellness is high on the agenda. Obviously I’m in quarter four of the game and the awareness of the clock ticking has … Read more
The Challenge Executives Face In Dealing With The Subject Of Their Mental Health The Cost Of Mental Health Issues In Sport I read a searingly sad story by Juliet Macur of the New York Times recently. It told of the suicide of young American cyclist Kelly Catlin. With sickening regularity, we hear of the suicide … Read more
A Japanese Philosophy For Making Life Worthwhile The Anti-Golf Approach Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” It’s been on my mind as I watch the next stage of my work life unfold. It’s become an increasing preoccupation for me. I talk to friends and colleagues and people who are in … Read more