Category: Wellness

5km… well that was the plan..

Recently a few of us have been discussing whether you could run or row 1km faster… and also in the same conversation, whether it is realistic to run 5km in under 20 minutes (unless you are a ‘runner’)! Although I have run a marathon…

Summer fast approaching – Upper A 09.05.2018

Following the glorious weather of the May bank holiday weekend, and a day working from home yesterday, it was time to head back into the office, which I decided to do on my Giant Defy 2010 road bike. It wasn’t as warm as it…

50 Burpees for time

I set my baseline benchmark for this challenge today. I didn’t do any exercise over the weekend (other than playing on the bouncy castle and walking the park carrying the kids around, etc), and drank and ate what I fancied. So, as I’m working…

Lower A (03 05 2018)

First leg day in what feels like ages.. and I really felt it! I had to wait a fair while for the leg press machine as a couple of chaps were doing lots of sets on it, and then when I finished with it,…

Upper A (02.05.2018)

Because of my fall (from my bike), heavy workload and … other excuses, I’ve not been to the gym enough over the last week or so. So with the start of a new month, I felt time to get some fresh energy. I have…

27.04.2018 – Slippery When Wet

As the weather looked like it had finally changed, I decided to get the road bike (Giant Defy 2010) out and used it on the 23rd, 25th and 27th April. Unfortunately on the 27th, it was wet, raining throughout the whole ride to work,…

Sunshine cycle and row

A beautiful blue sky and sunshine today. Although the youngest was up all night as he isn’t well, I decided to cycle to work, which was slow, but really nice in the sun. As I’m going to do the DragonBoat race with a few…

Back in the saddle + Upper A 16 04 2018

Following a nice weekend of weather, and the 2 year old sleeping through for 5 nights in a row (the baby wasn’t, but can’t win them all!), it was time to get back into the saddle and ride to work. Took a few pictures…

Back in the game 13 04 2018

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks, mainly due to me feeling a huge amount of stress (which on reflection feels to be self inflicted), lack of sleep, eating poorly, and suffering from a heavy cold. As a result, it’s been nearly 2 weeks…

Words to Live by – IF

Most people will be familiar with this poem, as it is very famous, and has been using in adverts for several brands over the years, As a father, it resonates hugely for me, as something I aspire to demonstrate to my children, and hope…

My book list

These are the books I’ve read (actually listened to..) recently.. <!–more–> 1. Start With Why (Simon Sinek) – Great for anyone starting or running a business, or making life plans. Simon is popular on TED style videos online. Not a big fan of millenials…..

When size really matters…

Obviously I’m talking about the size of your bed! Few rough nights of very little, broken sleep for the household. However, although we are all shattered and starting to snap at each other unintentionally, it’s important to try and cherish the moments like this……