27 Apr 2014

Life-Fitness Lessons: Accept failure

Failure is not the end. To be honest, if you haven’t failed at some point then you probably haven’t been trying hard enough. If you always take the safe path and stay well within your comfort zone
20 Apr 2014

Google+ Cycling UK Community Ride – April 2014 – Dave Holmes Ride Report (Part 3)

Make sure you check out Part’s 1 and 2 before you embark on the final leg of the journey. Having reached the part in the story where most of us were done and heading home by car
17 Apr 2014

Life-Fitness Lessons: If something isn’t working change it

This is slightly contrary to my Be Relentless mantra, but there has to come a point where you realise that something’s not working. What it’s then tempting to do is give up. But why not just change something?
13 Apr 2014

Google+ Cycling UK Community Ride – April 2014 – Dave Holmes Ride Report (Part 2)

Those who read Part 1 (and if you haven’t then I thoroughly recommend that you read it now) will recall that half man, half bike* Dave Holmes had left London pre-dawn and had arrived in the New Forest
10 Apr 2014

Google+ Cycling UK Community Ride – April 2014 – Dave Holmes Ride Report (Part 1)

April 5th saw a gathering in the Lyndhurst of folks from the Google+ “Cycling UK” Community for a group ride around the New Forest. This was the second such community ride. I was unfortunately unable to make
10 Apr 2014

Life-Fitness Lessons: Break a problem down

The ability to break things down works well for workouts as well as in everyday life. There’s a hill I ride quite often near Alresford. It’s called Ox Drove Way and is nearly 3 miles long. (There’s
7 Apr 2014

Five Years Of Fitness

Yesterday, the 6th April, was my fifth anniversary. It was on the 6th April 2009 that I took delivery of shiny new Reebok exercise bike from Argos. At the time I was reaching the end of my
17 Jan 2014

Review of 2013

So, that’s another year over. With Xmas & New Year celebrations done it’s time to look at how 2013 went from a health & fitness perspective. And, as it happens, it was a pretty good year. The
3 Aug 2013

Broke the 40-mile barrier

So today was the day. My weekend in Paris watching the pros has done the trick. After breaking through the 30-mile barrier in June another milestone arrived today. My first 40+ mile ride. I was almost home
1 Mar 2012

Back On Track?

The sun’s been out, the temperature is rising and I think I might finally have some exercise momentum. Managed three 4.5 mile walks to/from work and two exercise bike sessions of 30 and 40 minutes. If I