• When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone?

    When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone?

    I have written before and talk a lot (to anyone that will listen) about the fact that life is too short not to be the best you want to be in every facet of your life. Being a better version of you means pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, [...]

Three reasons you can’t see what you are looking for

June 26th, 2017|

Any Dad out there will I am sure have been on the receiving end of this (often semi-sarcastic) refrain “are you Dad looking again?” when you have failed to find something you were looking for. [...]

Do you catch ‘them’ doing it well?

May 19th, 2017|

This blog was inspired by a couple of events, brought together after listening to the Radio 2 Thought for the Day slot last Friday – this was centred on ‘catch people doing it well’. The [...]

It’s tough being an effective role model!

April 19th, 2017|

I have just submitted a membership application on behalf of my daughter to join Ramsbottom Running Club and will happily stump up the £20 fee – isn’t it funny what you will willingly pay for [...]

Is it time for a health check in business and life?

March 29th, 2017|

I have just had my annual ‘well man’ check up at the doctors and it got me thinking – given we are all on the busy treadmill called life, isn’t it easy to get caught [...]

And the winner is………..

February 28th, 2017|

This month’s short blog is a collection of disparate anecdotes and experiences from recent readings and experiences. I am no fan of the Oscars and cannot abide the duplicitous glamorous falseness that is the American [...]

Insights from Aconcagua

January 25th, 2017|

It feels a little surreal to be sat back at my desk reflecting on what was, without doubt, the adventure of a lifetime (well so far :-) Only 1 week ago I was relaxing in [...]

Unexpected Events

December 21st, 2016|

Well with exactly a week until I fly I am writing this blog post from hospital, fortunately it is not me that has been admitted, but my daughter Alice, admitted yesterday for suspected glandular fever! [...]

4 Things to Focus on over Christmas

December 15th, 2016|

Welcome to the last blog of the year (non Aconcagua related at least), it certainly doesn’t feel like 12 months since I was writing something very similar last year! Year 3 was the year that [...]

What to pack?

December 15th, 2016|

Under 2 weeks to go :-) OMG!!! It has been a bit of a ‘bitty’ week really - busy, travelling, home to Devon, but got my training done and on-going progress.  I have now started to [...]

Having a ‘Team Me’

December 7th, 2016|

Another week and another 40 + miles in the bag :-) getting closer! It has been a great week from a training perspective, managed to get 6 sessions done of varying types and feeling really strong [...]

Mind over Matter

December 7th, 2016|

Another week closer to ‘D’ day :-), only 4 weeks to go and the last email from Adventure Peaks came through this week with all of the final details.  Itinerary, flight details, equipment checklists, admin [...]

Will it help me get up the mountain?

December 7th, 2016|

So what a week – been at home a little more the last week so pushing hard with training – combining strength and endurance work, with running, with walking up Holcombe Hill carrying extra weight [...]

It is really going to happen!

December 7th, 2016|

I often used to think that it would be “good to have had an adventure…. sometime…..in the past!”  Well, that desire has caught up with me because in just over 6 weeks I am off [...]

Do you suffer from goal Idiocy?

October 28th, 2016|

I am reading an interesting book at the moment called ‘The Antidote’ by Oliver Burkeman, boldly labelled ‘happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking’ or ‘a bracing detox for the self-help junkie’! I have [...]

What do you want to do when you grow up?

June 28th, 2016|

Back in 1974 when I was just 5 years old, I was travelling in our battered old Peugeot 504 (KLH 666 :-)) from Njoro down to the coast at Mombasa for our family holiday!  Now, [...]