The Day I Tried To Live

On Monday night I was faced with a dilemma. For one night only, there was a showing of a Soundgarden gig on the IMAX screen. Normally this wouldn’t lead to a dilemma, but there were a few things to consider; there wasn’t a screening near work or home and the nearest one was in Leeds … Continue reading The Day I Tried To Live

Broken, Beaten & Scarred

It’s fair to say that I’m two from three in the title. The last couple of weeks haven’t been a great lead up ahead of York Triathlon. Training has been hampered by a back problem which has meant training has been difficult. To say that it has been frustrating is an understatement which was epitomised … Continue reading Broken, Beaten & Scarred


It’s been another tough week, but we’ve started to move in the right direction. Like turning around an oil tanker this is taking longer than you hope and much more effort but at least there has been some progress which is better than last week. That said, it hasn’t really reflected in my training yet … Continue reading Stronger


York Triathlon is on the horizon and the days are counting down. Over the past few weeks things have not been going entirely to plan. Plan is obviously a loose term given my history of turning up at events woefully underprepared, but I did have some idea of what I wanted to work on in … Continue reading Endgame

Born To Run

It’s not the first time I’ve decided to take on a challenge despite being unfit and unprepared and I’m sure it won’t be the last (much to the dismay of my long-suffering wife Elaine). On 14 July I’ll be taking part in the City of York Triathlon that takes place at York Sports Village. To … Continue reading Born To Run

Beautiful – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

The theme for this years Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Body Image’. Not that long ago it isn’t a subject that people really spoke about, like mental health, but with the rise of social media sites such as Instagram it has become a hot topic.  The best place to start is probably with a simple … Continue reading Beautiful – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

From Out Of Nowhere

I recently posted a picture of myself on social media that got a surprising reaction. It wasn’t the usual post that you see of someone posing with their shirt off showing their abs (mainly because mine are hibernating for winter), a cat doing something hilarious or an amusing meme from a popular TV show. It … Continue reading From Out Of Nowhere

Just A Girl

Lessons learnt from Captain Marvel Last week I finally made it to the cinema to see Captain Marvel which had taken a while, but I wanted to see it before Endgame hit the big screen. If you haven’t seen the film and don’t know the plot, it might be worth bailing now as there might … Continue reading Just A Girl

Let It Go

This year I’ve been doing a lot of work to try and improve myself. As you may have read in some of this year’s previous blogs, I’ve started journaling, meditating, practising box breathing, established a morning and evening routine and have been trying to read or listen to at least a chapter of a book … Continue reading Let It Go