Goal setting

Run Moony Run – 20 Weeks

Self-Doubt Rules It’s twenty weeks before my Run Moony Run attempt on the New York Marathon. According to the official site, 140 days and a few hours to go. I’m half anxious and half depressed about the venture. It’s only eight weeks since I did …

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Marathon Training Plan

That Didn’t Last Long It’s marathon training plan time. Unfortunately, my best-developed plan has been torched before I’ve even run a step. I went into my Girona cycling trip with my TrainingPeaks plan informing me that I am 30% fitter than last year. Then, the …

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Misogi

What Is Misogi? A traditional Japanese purification ritual centred on waterfall bathing. In the Shinto faith, ‘misogi’ means ‘water cleansing’. Standing under the icy waterfall purifies the soul and prepares one for the next 364 days of the year. In a contemporary context, misogi has …

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My 2024 Challenges

It’s too early in the year to decide what my 2024 challenges are. I’m spreading my efforts across several disciplines, having thrown in the running for the first time this year. Ideally, I would have a big day on the bike, a half marathon or …

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Reading List

Getting the reading list underway, here is a surprisingly good book by The Terminator himself, Arnold. His book Seven Tools For Life is a great read. Simple and easy-to-grasp concepts for improving your life. I haven’t been much of an Arnold fan, but I watched …

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Use It Or Lose It

Living Proof Use it or lose it. That’s a fact when it comes to muscle mass, fitness, mobility and general physical wellbeing. And the older you get – and I include you Ms/Mr Forty-Something – the bigger an issue it becomes. Today is 12 weeks …

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Cold Turkey – Rehab Diaries

Off The Serious Drugs Cold turkey for me. I’m in an odd place now, things are going well, but it’s also challenging. Allow me to explain. I’ve spent six weeks on Fentanyl, ketamine, morphine, Gabapentin, ibuprofen, and paracetamol. While they have been ramping down, I …

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Learning From Recovery

Learning from recovery, a month to the day since my cycling crash in Ride London 100. I have discovered new aspects of life, and have had time to reflect on my journey. I’m very conscious that my diary could become a ‘poor me’ or ‘aren’t …

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Pills And Plans – Rehab Diaries

Pills And Plans A month since my cycling accident this weekend. Pills and plans are the rehab highlights of the week. It feels like time has moved very quickly. I hadn’t realised a month had flown by. I have had industrial strength doses of ketamine …

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Rehab Highway

The Journey May Take A Touch Longer Rehab highway may be up to another 12 weeks, according to a top practitioner. I keep trying to make light of some significant league injuries, but many more experienced people than I keep advising me not to make …

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