running for a reason

running for a reason

1977, I was 8 years old, they were on holiday, staying with their son and his family. staying with my uncle, auntie and cousins. we’d probably seen them a few days before – we saw them regularly. we were all very close. but something went wrong on this holiday. something that was (it turns out) […]

the new era starts next week

the new era starts next week

in a recent Facebook post, I signalled that some changes were coming; essentally picking a theme each week, and using that theme to create content for the “weekly dollop of awesome”, blog posts and the NMMFG TV video. just for a bit of fun, the theme (over the next 26 weeks anyway) would be selected […]

there are no magical silver bullets

there are no magical silver bullets

there’s an awful lot written and said, on the internet, in books, via audio programs, about personal development, self-improvement. living a happy life. there’s a million and one opinions, some new age, some scientific, some metaphysical. some of the content is produced by qualified psychologists, some is created by religious types, some is put out […]

flaws

flaws

oh what a difference a few days can make… first things first – my doctor suspects my ab/groin discomfort is due to a possible hernia. that has yet to be verified, and an ultrasound scan on march 24th will hopefully come back negative (I’m still convinced it’s just a muscle strain!) so where did that […]

learn? but i want to have patience right now!

learn? but i want to have patience right now!

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks; long run meltdowns and terrible tempo runs, mixed in with highly rewarding relaxed pace runs of varying lengths. All creating opportunities to reflect and, ultimately, leading me here. To the local GP surgery, to (hopefully) verify that the ab/pelvis/groin pain is purely mechanical (and not an infection, for […]

be bold, be brave, be strong, live life

be bold, be brave, be strong, live life

today’s daily journal post, and song of the day (from which these posts get their title), was entitled “brave”. and it made me wonder how many of us wish we were braver? brave enough to pursue our passion brave enough to follow our bliss brave enough to say “life is short, let’s have fun” brave […]

brave

brave

As you will have spotted by now, I often use running as an analogy for other aspects of life – and talk about the lessons that running can teach us… Well today’s lesson has something to do with staying calm, doing something I hate doing, not panicking and having faith that it will all work […]

human

human

well it’s all been fun and games at NMMFG HQ! the technical issues with recording last week’s video led to me re-installing Windows 8 on the laptop. which led to lots of downloads occuring in the background for Windows Updates, and synching things like Dropbox. which ate up my entire month’s mobile data allowance in […]