Letting Go

Today we said goodbye to our lovely friend Nicko.  I didn’t realise just how anxious I was about this day until it arrived.  Speaking on behalf of my friends to talk about how much Nicko meant to me/us was scary, but I hope people feel I captured the essence of what our friendship with Nicko was…

Change

I’ve not written for a while; it’s been a stressful few weeks if I’m honest.  A dear friend lost his fight against the bastard that is cancer, but this isn’t really the place to talk about that, well not right now at least.  Too much to say, but not enough words at the moment. Life…

Refocus

It’s been a good year.  I’ve finally started to achieve a few things that have been missing in my life, or at least things that I’ve always wanted to do but just never done.  Financially I’ve managed to get to a much better place.  I’ve paid off almost £10K in debt in the last year.…

Confession time

I screwed up. On July 1st I gave up sugar properly for the second time this year. The first time, starting on 27th January, I made it to 78 days, except actually it wasn’t really that long because I had the odd scone here & there, convincing myself it wasn’t really a sugary thing I…

Gym whore

I’ve always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with gyms.  Or maybe more love-apathy.  When I’m on it, I love going, and in the last year or so doing weights has been what has made me happy and motivated to go.  I’ve joined a local gym which is small but has everything I need…

Just to say….

….I’ve signed up for a triathlon next August 😱 It’s time to get on the other side of supporting barrier and claim some glory for myself. I’m going to race (ha!) the Cotswold Classic on the 5th of August. For those unfamiliar, this is essentially a middle-distance triathlon (half-Ironman if you will) comprising a 1.8…

I’m sweet enough

Today marks 50 days without sugar.  Previously I reached 78 days, but if I’m being honest with myself, I didn’t reeeeeeally get that far, as I’d had the odd scone or the odd small sugary thing, like a chocolate at work or something.  This time I’ve actually managed to stay away from it completely.  It is…

The Itchen Navigation

It’s been a few months (4!) since I’ve actually been out on a long walk.  Despite thinking I’d get loads of walking done in summer, I seem to have done even less than normal.  Hey ho.  One walk I was keen to do, since it starts fairly close to me is the 10.4 mile walk…

Flexibility

July has been a good month.  On the first of the month I decide to (again, for the bazillionth time) quit sugar.  This time, I’ve also added in flour products too, which I think was what kiboshed me previously.  The upshot of it is, in the simplest of terms, is that I don’t eat a…

Small steps

Hopefully this won’t jinx it, but it’s fair to say we’ve had a fabulous summer so far.  There was a week or so where it cooled down, was a bit dreich and autumnal, but thankfully that passed quickly and the summer has returned in full force.  I have to say I do love the heat,…