Healthy Achievements

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The health kick has stalled again but I think I’ve figured out why. I need a goal. I need an achievement. In the past I’ve managed to tackle a 10KM run, and a 47 mile cycle ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh and, more recently, I took part in a local 5KM event. All of them…

Cycling: Sat, 25 May 2013 10:59:07

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Lost my front mudguard and may have a slow puncture in rear tyre but I did it! Activity: Cycling Distance: 10.87 mi Duration: 00:57:54

Investments for More Better

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I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for fads, for shiny new things that will help me in my never ending quest for betterment. Is that a word? I hope so, because I can’t think of another word that encompasses the pervading view that we should all be trying harder to do more, be more, and…

I need a Spark

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Last year I got myself a bit healthier, shed some pounds, dropped a waist size, was able to walk up stairs without puffing for breath. There are many ways to choose to measure your ‘health’. For me, it’s about my appearance, this beer belly must go!! Last July I wrote about the various ways I…

Bad Motorist

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You couldn’t make it up. One day after berating a bad cyclist, I have the perfect example of how to be a bad motorist. Part of my commute crosses a small, narrow, humpback bridge. It’s an old bridge, with high solid stone walls. Visibility is nil from either side. Obviously this is the perfect place…

Bad Cyclist

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I was driving to work this morning and witnessed a minor incident that irked me. As I approached a pedestrian crossing the lights were changing back to green and by the time the car in front got to them, they had been green for a couple of seconds. That didn’t stop a cyclist, cycling on…

100

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This seems to be the number that is driving a lot of my thoughts at the moment. 100. Kilograms to be precise. I’ve been a little bit lighter (and a lot heavier in the past) but for the past few months I’ve maintained my weight around the 100kg mark. This needs to change, more exercise,…

February Resolutions

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Partly due to circumstance, partly by choice, I tend to let January just ‘happen’ and avoid any specific resolutions if I can. Admittedly, this month I’ve been getting my head into my new job, handing over previous responsibilities and as I spent last week in Sunnyvale working I’ve not had a routine around which to…