08/03/19I’ve just got in from a training session in the shed. It really is as grim as it sounds. It’s a bog-standard 5m x 2m wooden shed which I imagine was bought from somewhere like B&Q. It’s not top of the range, full of damp, with a plastic window covered in moss and a buckled door. The luxury! My Concept2 rowing machine sits right in … Continue reading Who Turned Off The Lights???
It seems entering challenges without notice might be becoming a thing. Maybe I stitched myself up with one my latest posts about saying yes to opportunity and tempted fate on this one??? Here’s a short video of my experience. I didn’t get any footage at the end of the event as I was too busy being cold. It turns out, I may have needed a bit more mindset … Continue reading Tough Guy Obstacle Race – Winter 2017
19/02/17After a busy few weeks focusing on fundraising and sponsorship, teamed with the dark winter mornings and evenings, I was getting itchy feet for an adventure. With limited time, energy and finances, my housemate and I decided to do the tiniest of microadventures and set up camp just 12 metres from our front door in the garden. It was just the thing I needed to blow away the … Continue reading The World’s Smallest Microadventure?
A few weeks ago, I visited parkrun Brentwood to race one of the runners. He ran 5km. I rowed 5km. Who won? Watch here : ) To see my previous parkrun competition with my best mate, Karina Grimes, click here. Continue reading Runner versus Rower Part 2
I was invited to run a marathon across the Great Wall of China with only 3 weeks notice. With very little training, no flight or visa and no running gear for the intense Chinese sun, I used the experience as an experiment to see if I could wing it. I’m not sure how it happened but I completed the run in 10 hours 10 minutes and 11.5 seconds. That … Continue reading Conquer The Wall China Marathon
1712/16I was meant to do this 24-hour rowing challenge as part a team, taking it in turns to row in 2-hour shifts, but for various reasons, I ended up doing it by myself.I never would have thought this was possible, rowing constantly for 24 hours but with only 3 days notice, no other option and 2 British records up for grabs, I got stuck in. … Continue reading 24 Hour Indoor Rowing Challenge
I just drew this for a friend: A short while back, I was stuck and almost got sucked into that centre circle. I was even being encouraged by others to get in there and stay but something didn’t feel right. I drew this because my friend is feeling frustrated with their life and I was attempting to demonstrate that pushing outside their comfort zone would help them achieve the things … Continue reading The Comfort Zone Law
If you hadn’t already noticed, I moved to Essex and started a new job. I’m now a Personal Trainer and Fit Coach at a Virgin Active gym and I love it! I go to work in activewear and get paid to pick up weights and show people exercises – perfect! One of the perks of my job is I get to work with Head Personal Trainer, Justin … Continue reading Deadlifting School
16/10/16A few weeks ago, I got myself in a right pickle. I was feeling really low, had very little money to survive and was wondering how I was going to get myself in a position to be physically, mentally and more importantly, financially able to row around Great Britain. The final balance of my Round Great Britain Row deposit was due, and I was struggling to buy food … Continue reading 30km Row at the Bear Grylls Survival Race
16/10/16 After doing my 30k fundraiser on a rowing machine last Sunday at the Bear Grylls Survival Race, I set myself a challenge of rowing 100km in 1 week. I felt relatively fresh on the Monday, as I’d eaten well and got lots of rest, so bashed out a 10k ‘recovery’ erg after work. That’s when I had my light bulb moment: “I can do 100km … Continue reading My 100km Week