Writing this a bit late, but Day 5 was the best day so far for me. Why? Because I applied for a SwiftUI lab session and was lucky enough to get one! But before we get to that… I’m a person that struggles a lot with anxiety. Mostly around social situations, my anxiety has been… Continue reading WWDC 2021 – Day 5
I love to exercise and be healthy, but the biggest struggle for me is always with food; I love the stuff and will happily consume my own bodyweight in chocolate if left unsupervised*! I love to eat out and one of the best discoveries of 2017 was a new restaurant that opened in St Helens… Continue reading Healthy Eating Or Fine Dining: Why Not Both?
At this time of year every year I think about what I want from the new year, and then I forget about it and 12 months later I wonder why nothing changed. I’d like this year to be the time that I concentrate on changes to my career. I’m very skilled at what I do,… Continue reading 2018
Yesterday I had an hour’s coaching session with one of the run leaders from my running group Resolution Runners. The run leader is running the London Marathon in 2018 and is raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Part of her fund raising efforts are to offer an hour’s coaching to those who donate £20, so that’s… Continue reading Running Coaching Session
Last night I went running with my pals from the Resolution Runners running group. It was an out-and-back; we ran for 18 minutes one way and then 18 minutes back. It was roughly 6k. As I have set myself the Parkrun Top 100 Challenge I decided to try and keep pace with some of the faster… Continue reading This May Be Harder Than I Anticipated…
I have been running regularly for most of this year thanks to a kickstart provided by some “bad” blood test results which made me really question my health*. I immediately decided I needed to start running again, so I joined the Resolution Runners group in Newton. The group has motivated me to keep running, and… Continue reading Parkrun Top 100 Challenge
Today is the last day of my latest period of annual leave and I am very happy(sad(happy(sad))). I shared the time off work with my favourite person in the world. Gill is not only my favourite person and my wife, but also my best friend. I like nothing more than spending time with her, preferably… Continue reading Friendship
Running is a very cheap sport to get into. You only need some trainers and off you go. Which is why after re-booting my running career two months ago I’ve acquired (via gifts and my own purchases) running gear costing a substantial amount more than “very cheap”! I treated myself to a new pair of… Continue reading Inov 8 Roclite 305 First Run
This morning I ran in the “Run for The 96 5K” race in Stanley Park in Liverpool. The race is in its third year and is run to remember the 96 who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. It is also run to raise funds for Everton in the Community and the… Continue reading Run for The 96 5K
I started to run again about 8 weeks ago and already I’ve got the urge to run the fantastic-sounding race, Thunder Run! It’s a 24-hour event, and for me it would involve being part of an 8-person team, taking it in turns to run laps of a 10K course. I actually entered a team back in… Continue reading Thunder Run 2018?