Blog: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…

Get Active blog: Mind and Body

I’ve finally settled on a name for my exercise blog that launched when I wrote a blog entry on going back to running.  This is my Get Active blog. Running has become a great way to help me process my day.  I have lots of techniques to process how I feel, and events in life. …

Back to Running, week 3

New running shoes have really helped make a difference for me. I was rinning before in a more general pair of gym trainers. Which are great for weight lifting, but not so supportive for running. I have always struggled to find comfortable shoes, especially for fitness activities. To add to it, England is currently in…

Back to running, week two

I have just started my third week of running. I’ve been enjoying the variety it has added to my workout schedule. Last week an old ankle injury flared up, so I took a couple off running. Having a fairly diverse workout schedule means I can be flexi and adapt my plans when my ankle is…

Blog: Back to running, one week in

I took up running a week ago. The first week has been interesting. I have managed three runs that have been over 5km, another three of more than two miles. I am pleased with this. I’ve noticed my body getting used to it, but it isnt necessarily easier every time.  I should note I am…

Blog: Exercising during lockdown

I had big marathon plans for 2020, Barcelona and Manchester planned for the spring with another European trip planned for the autumn. My training for Barcelona in March was going very well, I’d got my last long 20 mile training run in the bag before COVID-19 hit and the race was postponed less than 2…