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 »

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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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I’m not a runner

February 16, 2014

Today I enjoyed a new experience. I went for a run.

Not, you understand, that I’m a runner now.

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Give me that old time religion… it’s good enough for me.

April 16, 2013

Church on Sunday was great. There was a fantastic sermon and some good old time hymns mixed in with the modern songs. I’m not saying church is all about the music, but given I was playing the piano, it was a key factor in my thinking. Read the rest of this entry »


Faster, fat boy.

March 30, 2013

Today I ran faster.
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Four weeks of #fatboygym

August 23, 2012

It’s been nearly a month since the doctor told me to change my lifestyle drastically, reduce my cholesterol and take better overall care of my body. I have been to the gym regularly, changed my diet, and even started taking medicinal linseed oil supplements.

And the result? I’m a size smaller round the middle, have more energy, feel better and have started to lose fat all over my body. It’s amazing how just one month of trying to live better has brought benefits. I’m over a stone lighter than when I started.

Best of all, the diet and stuff has been OK. I don’t have massive cravings for coffee, beer or chocolate and I’m actually enjoying the increased fruit intake. I have eight weeks until the next appointment with the doctor. If I can stick with this, I’ll be hoping for good news.


Three days in…

July 29, 2012

So, the weight loss program has begun.

I no longer eat food with high levels of refined sugars or saturated fats, I’ve dropped coffee and alcohol completely, and am looking at herbal teas.

Oh, and I joined a gym. I’ve done at least 20 minutes cardiovascular exercise every day since Thursday, and I feel… Read the rest of this entry »