Progress, not perfection

I like to think that in general, I’m a very patient person.  I like to think this, but alas, this is not always the case.  Sometimes, in certain situations, I will be the most patient person you will ever have the fortune to meet.  However, the other 99% of the time I have zero patience,…

Little changes

Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous post, either on here, FB or via text/messenger. Lots of really interesting insights and thoughts, and I’ve really appreciated them all. So as I ponder my way through (I like to have a good think about stuff!), I thought I’d make two small changes just to get…

What makes us DNF in life?

A good friend just shared a blog post by the triathlete Lucy Gossage about why she doesn’t believe in not finishing triathlons (also known as DNF’ing).  This of course is especially poignant after the weekend where I DNF’d a triathlon, while some friends went on to finish despite a huge desire to quit at times.…

Searching for balance

The first half of the year has felt quite stressful.  I had a lot going on both at work and in my life outside of work.  I like to be busy, but as a result I often take on too many things at once, then feel overwhelmed.  My holiday in late June, early July was…

Mission possible?

On the 5th August I’m taking part in a middle distance triathlon: 1.2mile swim, 56 mile bike ride & a 13.1 miles run. About 16 weeks ago I started a training plan to get me fit enough for the race. It went well for a few weeks, and I even started riding my road bike…