Small steps in the right direction

At the start of September I spent a fabulous evening in the company of three good friends, drinking lots of wine, eating delicious food and just chatting the night away and putting the world to rights.  It was perfect.  The next day, we all went to watch (or take part!) in a local sprint triathlon…

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…