While flicking through an issue of Runners World recently I came across images of toned athletic specimens in perfect fitting gear. Beside the images of barely sweating bodies are finely tuned weight loss regimes, 10K training plans and endless lists of foods to avoid. Although I often envy the kitted out gentlemen in these publications … Continue reading Running is Badass. Period.
Never do I feel so confident as when I'm going great guns on a bike or tearing down a technical hill side like an ungraceful mountain goat, just about managing to keep my balance. Those moments are blissfully rare insights into a fantasy life which could resemble total self-belief while anxiety remains absent. Reality does … Continue reading A Crash Related Ramble
I originally posted this on the 15th May during Mental Health Awareness week. I thought I would re-write in for World Mental Health Day which was on the 10th October. Reading the previous post I thought my writing could have been more concise and less sweary, so I decided to implement these changes. It was … Continue reading Man Up – Re-post
It was with some misfortune that I woke up at 6.30 the other morning. Not merely because of the early hour which I'm not used to as a lazy, kind-off half employed student on his Summer Holidays which he doesn't deserve. No. The real misfortune was my ill informed decision to switch on our flat … Continue reading Man Up
I can't remember the exact date when Mum texted me the news that my Grandmother's dog had been put down, but I remember it flooring me. This sounds silly. I mean I'm referring to a huge fluffy golden retriever. The thing is that dumb dog was my best friend. The reason I write about it … Continue reading A Very Late Tribute to Big Ben
Issue 7 - Monday 4 March 2019 The Good As the days gradually get longer and 2019 continues to speed past at lightening pace, the last days of the month felt very unlike February. With temperatures hitting 16 degrees in the Granite City it felt more like June at times this week. However, despite the … Continue reading Weekly Rambling
Issue 6 - Monday 25 February 2019 The Good The last week seems to have gone past very quickly so maybe this will be a slightly shorter weekly update. Here's hoping it is less of a rambling mess than usual. So once again the last seven days have been pretty good. Not as good as … Continue reading Weekly Rambling
My first experience with drinking was three years ago and I can remember it vividly. I was 16 and most of my schoolmates had already had a taste of the 'naughty juice'. I remember stumbling around a friend's field, being an utter and total lightweight, a category I would likely still firmly place myself in. … Continue reading Nightclubbing – what’s it all about then?
Is daydreaming good, bad for you or a little bit of both? This is a question I have been pondering over recently, often when I'm actually daydreaming. Yes, some parts of my life are seemingly similar to the 2010 film "Inception", though perhaps a little less complex and thrilling. Which is a relief because I've … Continue reading Daydreaming
1. It gets me out and about - Its hard to complain about the scenery where I live. A great way to see this scenery is to get out and explore it by foot or by pedal power. There is nothing better than after killing yourself on a brutal climb to be welcomed by a great view … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Run and Cycle