31 oct 2012: halloween hardstyle

31 oct 2012: halloween hardstyle

the day began with a battle of wills; the part of me that wanted to stay in bed versus the part of me that wanted to go to the gym… 2:20am was what the clock said when i first woke up, i certainly didn’t need to be up that early so i drifted back to […]

30 oct 2012: kashmir

30 oct 2012: kashmir

bit of a slow achy start to the day but that all quickly melted away at the gym. happy with the rowing times, i definitely gave the lungs a good workout as i got that little raspy feel like i was freeing up another tiny little portion that used to be tarred up… i did […]

29 oct 2012: beethoven’s ninth

29 oct 2012: beethoven’s ninth

this is surely how beethoven intended for it to be played – he was ahead of his time and surely must have known that both the electric guitar and Ritchie Blackmore would be created… it’s a great track for rowing to as well 🙂 another great session resulting in a sweat transfusion – the plank […]

28 oct 2012: les morts dansant

28 oct 2012: les morts dansant

did the full sweaty, 3 hour (ish) Sunday workout today. loved it, and been knackered all day since! really happy with the treadmill work – of the 4 lots of 2km, rounds 1 and 3 were all completed at 10km/h while rounds 2 and 4 were all walking (started out as jogging but i simply […]

26 oct 2012: the whores hustle

26 oct 2012: the whores hustle

tired, aching and feeling great as i write this – all three due to this morning’s gym session. walking, jogging, weights and lots of sweating. the best bit of course is having a shower, freshening up and feeling great afterwards! that usually lasts until i’m sat on the bus, then the tiredness kicks in and […]

oh how i hated this

oh how i hated this

  This image (click for a bigger version) captures the source of much pain (physical and mental) from September 1980 through to the middle of 1985. i’ve mentioned it on this blog before, it was my nemesis. this is, roughly, our school cross-country route. thanks to the magic of google i have been able to […]

nmmfg as a success template – wtf?

nmmfg as a success template – wtf?

as mentioned in a recent post on my other blog, i have been left utterly gobsmacked by something completely unexpected; that my health and fitness efforts contain several success strategies and techniques that can be modeled in other areas of my life. for a while, the most startling thing about this blog, and this health/fitness drive, […]

25 oct 2012: keep on running

25 oct 2012: keep on running

since i started doing the occasional bit of running, the thursday “back yard session” has increasingly become “go for a jog day”. this is undoubtedly helped by the state of the back yard currently, but is mostly because going for a jog helps steer things towards being able to run a marathon. with another slightly […]

24 oct 2012: live, consume, drive

24 oct 2012: live, consume, drive

pick a long row day… had a relatively late night yesterday, and subsequently got up a little later than usual – so that made the long row choice easy; 10km. previously i’d got down to just above 40 minutes for this distance, so i set the 40 minute barrier as a target. this meant holding […]

21-23 oct 2012: overload

21-23 oct 2012: overload

“overload” is quite an apt word at the moment, it’s the reason why the journal entries have been intermittent and why I’ve even skipped the gym a few times in recent weeks. it is something that is being actively worked on… anyway, i have actually been to the gym sunday, monday and today so i’ll […]