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The Importance of Strength Training

When I first started running, I thought it was just a matter of lacing up the shoes and hitting the streets, logging as many miles as I could.  In some ways this is true, but I really didn't factor in any strength training at all.  My first Marathon in 2016 was a...

Setting goals

I find that setting goals are the best way to keeping me motivated to improve myself.  You have already probably noticed that this year Gayle and I have set ourselves the challenge of running twelve half marathon in twelve months which, to be honest, I have found...

Perkins Great Eastern Half Marathon

Half marathon number 9 for me this year and I have to say, apart from the weather, it was quite a good race and I would definitely consider running it again. The route is very flat and, given the right conditions, I would try to use this course to get a half...

Running for MIND!

Every year Gayle and I set ourselves a motivational running goal. Last year's goal was for me to complete 1000 km over the year, and for Gayle to complete 1000 miles (I chose kilometres because of work commitments at the time!).  This year's goal is to complete 12...

Dublin Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

That was one difficult race. In fact, I think that has to be one of the hardest races I have ever done, more about that later. What did I think of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon? Well, to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed with it. It was a very poorly...

An Update… Light at the end of the tunnel

Yesterday I had an appointment to see a Neuropsychologist about my seizures and to find out how/if we can get them under control.  I have previously had an EEG that, to my relief, was negative, so I have been diagnosed with Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD). At...

It’s time to reset the clock!!!

Today has not been a good day, I have had to reset the seizure clock back to zero.  Ahtough, looking at it from a positive point of view, it was 16 days since my last seizure.  Therefore, the time between them seems to be extending! I had my seizure while with...

Podcasting

If you follow me on social media, you will know that I am currently putting together a Podcast centred around running.  A number of my followers have given me some ideas of what they would like to see in my Podcasts, but I am open to any suggestions.  Some of the...

Things must be getting better!

I have been thinking about how this year had been panning out so far.  If I was being negative, I would say this year has been crap and that my life has taken a turn for the worse.  However, I'm going to start thinking positive about not only what I have achieved...

An update on how I’m getting on.

I thought I would write a quick post to let you all know how I am getting on with my running, my depression and the seizures. From the running point of view, we are now halfway through the year and should be halfway through our 2018 challenge of twelve half...

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