A Missed Opportunity?

Coming back from the gym this morning we stopped off at a local store to pick up some breakfast bits.  Sue went in whilst I looked after the bikes. While I was waiting, I spied an elderly gentleman milling around the fruit shop, who I thought looked vaguely familiar.  I started to wonder of this […]

Wilco’s Wise Words

I always feel sad when I hear of someone having terminal cancer, even if I don’t know them.  Today it was guitarist ‘Wilco’ Johnson, who has terminal pancreatic cancer. On the back of this news, Wilco has announced a farewell tour – provided he feels well enough to perform. Death is a journey none of […]

Beware Self Sabotage

Once again I didn’t get up for the gym this morning.  I feel since coming back from the National Achiever’s Congress in London last weekend that I haven’t been very productive.  I did get to the gym twice but I haven’t eaten well; and this morning I tipped the bathroom scales at 13st 7 1/4 […]

Going Fast Can Slow You Down

Two people at my local speaker’s club told me I looked tired tonight. After watching the recent Horizon programme ‘Eat, Fast and Live Longer’, Sue and I have been trying the programme’s suggestion of spending 2 consecutive days a week restricting our calorie intake to around 500-600 per day. Today we both got up at […]

Dare to Dream

It starts with a dream and a decision… Today Anthony Joshua defeated reigning olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle to take gold in the men’s super heavyweight boxing finals, having already beaten him the previous year in the world championships. What is fascinating and encouraging to me in equal measure is that, 4 years ago, Anthony had […]

Learn and Move On

I was surprised at the incredible bias of Steve Cram, Brendan Foster and John Inverdale, following Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin’s gold medal win in the 1500m tonight. Apparently she had previously served a two-year suspension for doping after the 2004 world junior championships. Cram started the diatribe with “Well that might not be received – […]