Be grateful for what you have

I was training the other day on the Astroturf here, doing interval runs, focusing on my running form and trying to get my rubbish left leg to work properly……. I get immensely frustrated when doing this, but then halfway through the session, a chap was walking around the Astroturf, and after a few laps I […]

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Practice what you preach

How important is this and how important is it that you look the part for what you do. This came into my head the other day, there was a charity event here the other week, I won’t mention the charity, But a chap that was working for them and even had committee on his T-shirt, […]

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Off Days

Sometimes you get these and you can’t figure out the reason why. When you get a few of these in a row, it can feel like you want to give up, like you’re losing your mojo, but this is the exact time that decides if you reach your goals or not, you must stick at […]

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Worrying about what people think

I hear this so often, whether it’s they don’t want to go out running because what people may think, same with the gym and running events. Whether this is because of being body conscious or they feel too slow at running. It’s sad to think that some people have not done their goals just because […]

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Competitiveness

Competitiveness Some people are more than others, it is so important in life to be, whether its for work or sports, it seems now that children(who ordinarily are very competitive) are being discouraged from being competitive. At my children’s sports day recently, it shocked me how much the competitive edge has gone from sports days, […]

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Bounce Back

Morning Its funny, within a few minutes of meeting someone, with most people, you can gauge an idea of what they do for work. The easiest one that I can pick up is when someone is self employed, through their unique line of questions and their understanding of things. Whatever you do, has a effect […]

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Cheat Days

You absolutely must have this if you’re being strict with your diet because you’re training hard…… I like to refer to it as treat day rather than cheat, a reward for all your hard work, if you don’t have this, you’ll go mad and you’re likely to be less effective, as what you’re doing will […]

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Excuses

If you want to do something, you’ll find a way, if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse…. As you can imagine, in my work I hear a lot of excuses, normally I have a joke with my guys if they start to make excuses because they ‘couldn’t do their exercises’ I start to smile as […]

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Being Lucky

Over the years, I have heard this phrase a fair few times. In my opinion you make your own luck, some of my guys have said before about their new PBs , stuff like ‘fortunately it went really well on the day’, it’s not fortunate! You worked and trained hard for it.  I have also […]

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Never Compare Yourself With Others

Whether this is in sport or work. Keep your goals & achievements relative to you, if you start comparing yourself to people like Mo Farah for example , it can be very demoralising , whilst you respect their amazing talent, you have to keep it relative to you and be immensely proud with any achievements […]

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