On hitting milestones.

August 13, 2015

The weekend of the Coast to Coast has arrived. This is not a notice that people owe me sponsorship money, although feel free to donate cash if you feel it’s worth helping me over the massive hills we’ll be tackling in the next few days.

This is a very brief reflection on the size of the hills we’ll be tackling and the inherent risks. I’m not particularly fit, although I’m now more confident I can complete the challenge than I was six months ago. I’m not particularly awake. Driving rain and lower temperatures should fix that fairly sharpish.

Mostly though I’m just apprehensive. It’s a huge challenge. My next blog post will most likely be a review of the weekend. It will also be the three hundredth post on this blog. That’s also something of a milestone. Not that any of this site is worth reading just for the quality of the language or flow of prose, but I’ve been blogging for the better part of six years and I’ve got here the only way possible – perseverance to continue writing and posting.

Which is exactly how I’ll have to take these hills – sit on my bike and turn the pedals while the top of the hill gets closer.


A week of achievements

July 12, 2015

In the last ten days, I’ve had a run of extremely positive moments. Since this blog exists partly to document my ego, I thought I’d pull them together and see what they all looked like in order. It started on Saturday July 4th…

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Cycling Cross Country

September 20, 2014

I’m going to do something foolish for charity. After 18 months running, I’ve tackled a couple of 10K runs, a triathlon, and now I’m feeling a bit ambitious. So…

On August 13th, 2015 I’ll be travelling North with a team of like minded folks to prepare for a three day cyling tour. Read the rest of this entry »


Running in circles

July 29, 2014

Last year, I announced I had begun running on Saturday mornings in Walsall Arboretum. Parkrun has since become a regular feature of my weekends. To date I’ve clocked up 44 runs, covering a total of 220km which otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

GO

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Ten out of ten.

June 8, 2014

If you have ever met me in person, the word “athlete” is unlikely to have crossed your mind unless it was in the form “Well, he’s no athlete, is he?” Read the rest of this entry »


I’m really not a runner, but I’m going to Tri.

February 22, 2014

It’s time to admit my true nature and come out. I’m an aspiring Triathlete. Read the rest of this entry »


NaNoWriMo 2013

October 27, 2013

The National Novel Writers Month is once again attempting to divert me from real life. It’s an annual race to 50,000 words, almost by any means necessary.

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Writing new material on demand, and how it works for me

April 10, 2013

It’s a funny thing. I wrote a new song for a vicar in West Brom and I can’t get over how much fun it was to hear it sung.

The song was tough to get done, but it was easier than free composition in many ways because I was working to a specific brief and those limitations gave rise to a more ordered creative process for me.
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