less is more

less is more

i went to the gym this morning. i didn’t want to go to the gym. i woke up and what i REALLY wanted to do was go for a run in the dark. i like doing that these days, you may have noticed? but running alone isn’t going to get me through tough mudder in […]

what’s it really all about

what’s it really all about

modern life is crazy, we put massive value on “stuff”, on meaningless guff, on dreary detail that really does nothing to improve anything. it may just be me and the way i view life, but so much of it seems designed to try and appease us, make life seem more tolerable somehow. actually sometimes i […]

not sure where this week has gone

not sure where this week has gone

it’s late afternoon on a friday as i write this – that’s another week over. already. seriously, where does the time go? and what do i actually achieve with that time? this week there was a half day wasted on hot air (work meeting), a day off sick (sleeping on and off), running, gym and […]

breaking the rules with an unscheduled run

breaking the rules with an unscheduled run

i was knackered yesterday, got home after spending the day surrounded by sheer bloody dreariness. a “planning” meeting of epicly dull proportions. the biggest thing i got from it was the fact i raided the fruit plate when morning tea was served. yup, fruit. and i ignored the pastries. i felt quite proud of myself, […]

hot sweaty hard work

hot sweaty hard work

bit of a late start today – woke just before 3am (I think, can’t remember now) the day started with a 4 minute plank. it was supposed to be a 4.5 minute plank, but there was just no way i could hold that last 30 seconds. still, have another crack later, or tomorrow morning… then […]

bill deering – running from stroke

bill deering – running from stroke

for this week’s shit-sorter file, we look locally (to NMMFG) and get the nitty gritty from a West Aussie athlete, who runs (amongst other things) ultra-marathons… so let’s start – can you let everyone know who you are and your background? Sure, my name’s Bill. Bill Deering. Originally I’m a Sydney boy, but moved to […]

the nmmfg guide to running a marathon

the nmmfg guide to running a marathon

it’s here. all half a dozen pages of it. literally everything you need to know about going from couch potato to marathon runner. download for free by clicking the image below please leave comments and feedback here for future guide ideas, improvements, general comments and (hopefully) links to your own accounts of how you ran […]

never settle

never settle

we are handed a template. more or less from birth. we then become apprentices to the template. learning how to bend to its will. learning how to best honour the template. the template is handed to us by our parents. our broader family. society. it is simple enough, containing some basic rules, conventions and parameters. […]

giving up is so very hard to do

giving up is so very hard to do

so you reckon you want to head down some path of personal discovery / development or other, eh? well, here’s the thing – if you do this, you’re going to do one heck of a lot of giving up. and ironically, you will only succeed if you DON’T give up. confused? well the first rule […]

7 things a marathon taught me about life

7 things a marathon taught me about life

it’s no exaggeration – training for and completing a marathon has changed me, taught me and inspired me. as i was plodding around a 6.5km route this morning, i started to think about the things it taught me – here’s 7 of them: 1. it’s all in the preparation the training and preparation for a […]