The Plastic Problem

The biggest issue with plastic is that the problem is so vast, where do you start? There are so many tendrils worked into so many people’s lives that it is daunting to even start thinking about how you might solve it. For me, the first thing to do is to properly see the big picture…

9 Top Tips for Running Form

I’m not saying I have a secret ingredient to make you run super fast or super long. But I do have a bunch of things that have worked for me and have transformed running from something other (crazy) people did, to something I look forward to doing. Running is a solid part of my weekly…

How running gave me a super power – well, sort of…

I ran for the first time in ten days today. It wasn’t a great run, but it wasn’t a bad one. I’m only going on what I┬áthink happened, my garmin decided to record someone else’s run I think! For starters, it thinks I ran 5 miles – I ran maybe 3 and a bit. Second,…

Terminal

When did it become normal for the police to wander around the airport carrying multiple firearms? I’m here to pick up a friend and the flight is delayed. There’s a fella carrying a big old gun with another one on his hip. And nobody seems spooked. It’s not like this is a normal sight in…

Why you should climb with a buddy

I can’t quite believe my climbing sessions keep getting better and better. Progress isn’t in a straight line, it’s almost unpredictable. I think that’s part of what I love so much about it. It’s thrilling. This week, I was early. I know, what?? Well it’s true, I was. Which meant I could park further away…

How I improved by ten seconds per mile

In one run, I took ten seconds off my per mile pace. This isn’t an epic run, it was all over in under half an hour. When I started out, it didn’t feel like it was going to be a fast run. I was hungry, I could have easily bailed out and just eaten dinner…

7 Steps to Bouldering Success from a Beginner

I had another amazing bouldering session at the gym this week. The routes had been reset, so there was more figuring out what was going on than tackling the super challenging routes. That said, I had some major achievements and I am super happy about the progress I’m making. The highlights this week were: Mastering…

7 More Ways to Keep Running When You Hate It…

I ended up running in the rain yesterday. I can’t quite decide if this was a positive or negative experience. I know it was inevitable, it’s raining all the time. I made it through my route, with a consistent (dry) pace. Note: This is probably me being optimistic – the ground is so wet, even…

7 Ways to Keep Running Even When You Hate It…

I am not a fan of running. I think a lot of people say that, but I┬áreally mean it. I haven’t run for four weeks. My knee is better. I had started telling myself that I didn’t need to do any running training ahead of the Tough Mudder (TM). Because I was avoiding it… Once…

Be More Cookie Monster

I hear so many people agonising over what they should do vs. what they want to do. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that being an adult means that we have responsibilities. Sometimes we all have to do things we don’t want to do. But I’m wondering if we are taking things a little too…