Planning A Month for Mental Health has been a rather eye-opening experience for me. It has given me a great level of understanding on how much work it is to set up an event. There are many hours of work that are ‘behind the scenes’ such as working out dates, meetings, phone calls, emails, preppingContinue reading “Planning a month-long event to raise money for charity.”
Welcome back to my blog, I am very excited to start writing my weekly blogs again in the lead up to A Month for Mental Health. Recently, I have been extremely busy with my training and finishing my semester at university which has resulted in a lack of blog posts. However, now I am onContinue reading “A welcome back to the blog with seven weeks to go until A Month for Mental Health begins.”
Balance and intuitive training. Welcome to blog post two, following my journey of training with the goal to complete a marathon, an ironman 70.3 while covering 100 miles in the period of a month. While training and spending a lot of time on my own on rides and runs I have had a lot ofContinue reading “The Journey to A Month for Mental Health – Blog Post Two”
For many of us, we compare ourselves to others in our daily lives and when competition can be a great asset to our performance in sport, comparison can be very detrimental. So, what do I mean by this? Well, let’s take the app Strava for example. Strava is a social media app that allows youContinue reading “How we can train smarter by not comparing ourselves to others.”
Before I begin, I would like to add that I do feel showcasing fitness/health/exercise on social media as a negative, it can be a very positive tool to motivate yourself and can be utilised for charitable events etc – which is very beneficial. Also, what I have written in this blog is just my opinion.Continue reading “Socially Accepted Addiction.”
Is it possible to achieve a goal with very limited time and is it beneficial to set overly ambitious goals? I have always loved the quote by Les Brown who said ‘shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars’. This quote was a big driving force for me during theContinue reading “How I ran 30 miles with 3 weeks of training.”
I feel that young people driving fast is a topic that gets discussed constantly, however, in this pandemic we have seemed to forget that it is still an issue. Many people have experienced issues at home during this pandemic such as relationship breakdowns and difficulties with mental health, leading to anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, manyContinue reading “My experience of a car accident at nineteen years old.”
Yesterday I was running with one of my close friends and during the run we had a discussion about gratitude. Something I feel I forget to practice a lot in my life and in sport. Using gratitude to push through hard challenges such as exams at university or a hard training session can be veryContinue reading “Gratitude and how it can be utilised in sport.”
Have you ever wondered why we are consumed by fear when we hear the word failure? See, we have been taught that failure is related to when something bad occurs such as, failing an exam which in the end will have a consequence. However, we are rarely taught to view failure as a positive. KeepingContinue reading “The importance of Failure.”
I remember in 2016, I was at the Scottish National Junior Championships in Thurso. I stood on the headland, clutching my surfboard, absolutely petrified as I watched ‘mountains’ of water appearing on the horizon and then crashing into the reef. It quickly became my time to paddle out through the ‘Sh*t Pipe’ – a nameContinue reading “How years of surfing in Scotland made me a better overall athlete.”
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