If at any point in time during the last year or so, I have bored you with tales of forefoot striking, Tarahumara Indians or some guy called Caballo Blanco, then blame Christopher McDougall.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, personal trainer, fitness professional or general wizard. Always seek medical advice before doing (just to cover all bases) anything.
My mom and dad are my biggest cheerleaders and I don’t just mean during a race. They’ve encouraged me during countless job hunts, and three-and-a-half years of Skype calls to South Korea and they (along with my younger brother) have spent hours meandering around race courses just to give me a wave and a cheer …
Wallowing can be its own fun, but when you’re feeling sad and actually want to feel better, you need shiny, happy music and novelty comedy songs. If you have the blues, for God’s sake, don’t listen to any.
“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” - James Truslow Adams
One of the things I’ve missed the most about living in London, a city I called home for just three months, is the yoga classes. While I lived in Maida Vale I became an absolute devotee of Bikram yoga, the 26-pose/90 minute/40 degree heat detoxing miracle. When I started, I went everyday for an entire …
“You cannot grow and expand your capabilities to their limits without running the risk of failure.”
One of my most firmly held beliefs is that any problem, or indeed mystery, can be solved as long as you practice rigorous note taking.
Some day soon, I expect to have the chest of a 12-year-old. Gymnast. Boy. One morning I will wake up to find that they have inverted.
Geek that I am, I like to lay my clothes out the night before and make sure that everything is in a decent condition