This time last week I was suffering - I'd completed a workout but I hadn't got the result I wanted and that started a short downward spiral of deflation, self criticism and low mental health. I'm a perfectionist at heart and my perceived failures hurt. It's something I need to learn how to manage, so … Continue reading Dealing with a bad workout
With the Run the Peaks challenge ending early, it's left me with a lot of questions about what next, where to go from here and if I want to continue this journey. For me the blogging has been a cathartic, healing process - it often helps me to figure out the big mess of thoughts … Continue reading Where the hell do I go from here!?
So, while planning for 2019 and the future of Miles for Wishes continues, a different page is turned on my little journey today. This is not a day I ever thought was going to happen and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sad. Today, a judge sat in a courtroom will officially declare … Continue reading Another new chapter
Inspiring Epic Incredible Big words for what was, admittedly, a big challenge. You must be really proud! After 7 days in my own little bubble running 230 miles and raising just over £4,000 for such a worthy case in Make-A-Wish UK - Why don’t I feel epic, inspiring or well... something? This doesn’t feel like … Continue reading 7in7 Challenge – the aftermath
Sisu is a Finnish concept, a word used to describe their national character. Although there is not literal translation in to English, ‘Gutsy’ is often used as a close approximation, Sisu is said to be a grim, gritty, white-knuckle form of courage that is typically presented in situations where success is against the odds. It is … Continue reading Sisu – the unmeasurable trait
It is Men’s Mental Health Week this week (11 – 17 June) so I thought I would share a little of my story as a (not so newly) single Dad and the struggle with the feelings of guilt and fear that come with that. I always have a long internal debate about publishing these kind … Continue reading The guilt and fear of being a single Dad
Today it’s Time to Change and to talk about mental health. For some it’s not an easy or comfortable conversation, but it is one that needs to be had. So, today I share what makes me, me - in the hope that it helps start a conversation for you or someone you love. Please read on... This … Continue reading Stripped bare – it’s time to change