I’ve had this on my mind recently – in terms of two questions I was asked, one recently taking me back in a circular fashion to another, I was asked a few months ago. Both have this principle (coaching – why?) central to underpinning the question asked and so I thought it was a good … Continue reading Coaching – why?
After resting for 2 weeks, when I did eventual get back to running it went straight away – a case of too much too soon, not enough elsewhere, any and all of the above – who knows. What then followed was a full day of incredible frustration and grumpiness (which I decided to sit with … Continue reading Rehabbing my calf
I had an interesting experience today with a boy who was suffering from hay fever in school. As you’d expect he had a blocked nose, itchy eyes and was feeling uncomfortable and feeling sorry for himself (quite understandably). I was curious if some breathwork would be able to help relieve his congestion and discomfort, calming … Continue reading Helping children with hay fever
I’ve hit a snag / bump in the road in my training – quite a large one that has left me cancelling 4 races (a 10k, 2 mile races and the Snowdon 40K) with a potential fifth being left alone as well (the Hackney half). I’ve spent the last 2 years working with the excellent … Continue reading My body needs more time, unpeeling onion layers.
I’ve just finished both of above – and both excellent books in the topics that they cover. Chatter is all about our internal voice, how it impacts us and what we can do to influence this internal chatter. It’s really well written, with Ethan Kross using his own experiences coupled with his research and that … Continue reading Chatter and The Art of the Sprint
What does running mean to you: Running is an inseparable part of my identity. It’s not a choice, it’s part of who I am. Perhaps I have a slightly unhealthy relationship with it (I can’t live without it), but it’s the moment of the day when I am focused on me. I’ll be running until … Continue reading I am a runner – Shaun
After over a year intending to learn how to make sourdough bread, I finally managed to bake my first decent loaf. Having had a cack handed attempt a month ago (and finally biting the bullet and getting my self in order to try and make a starter) I wasn’t going to be stopped by my … Continue reading Baking, gardening, running and life.
What does running mean to you: It was a big part of my life growing up in my teenage years, I used to run as part of a club, running every week for my mental health and also part of a social thing, with mates, good to be competitive with your peers. Especially in lockdown … Continue reading We are runners – Luca, Sammy, Ollie, Harry
I’ve just finished above and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was written in 1974 – with some updates over the intervening years (made obvious by references to tennis players that hadn’t been successful in 1974). As a guide to life it’s wonderful – I imagine that I enjoyed it so much as it precedes Daniel Kahnemann’s … Continue reading The Inner Game of Tennis
What does running mean to you: Running is everything to me. I only started running about 8 years ago and it’s good for me mentally, physically. I do it for me time and to clear my mind. Favourite place to run: Grand Union Canal, along the canal in West London – Paddington, Wembley. Your best … Continue reading I am a runner – May