The Journey to A Month for Mental Health – Blog Post One

The Struggle. This is my new series of blog posts titled The Journey to A Month for Mental Health. I am going to be writing about my experience of training for an endurance event as a full-time student. For those reading this that don’t know the challenge I am refereeing too here is some background.Continue reading “The Journey to A Month for Mental Health – Blog Post One”

How we can train smarter by not comparing ourselves to others.

For many of us, we compare ourselves to others in our daily lives and when competition can be a great asset to our performance in sport, comparison can be very detrimental. So, what do I mean by this? Well, let’s take the app Strava for example. Strava is a social media app that allows youContinue reading “How we can train smarter by not comparing ourselves to others.”

Socially Accepted Addiction.

Before I begin, I would like to add that I do feel showcasing fitness/health/exercise on social media as a negative, it can be a very positive tool to motivate yourself and can be utilised for charitable events etc – which is very beneficial. Also, what I have written in this blog is just my opinion.Continue reading “Socially Accepted Addiction.”

How I ran 30 miles with 3 weeks of training.

Is it possible to achieve a goal with very limited time and is it beneficial to set overly ambitious goals? I have always loved the quote by Les Brown who said ‘shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars’. This quote was a big driving force for me during theContinue reading “How I ran 30 miles with 3 weeks of training.”

How years of surfing in Scotland made me a better overall athlete.

I remember in 2016, I was at the Scottish National Junior Championships in Thurso. I stood on the headland, clutching my surfboard, absolutely petrified as I watched ‘mountains’ of water appearing on the horizon and then crashing into the reef. It quickly became my time to paddle out through the ‘Sh*t Pipe’ – a nameContinue reading “How years of surfing in Scotland made me a better overall athlete.”

My unorthodox new year’s resolution and the search for discomfort.

What is your 2021 new year’s resolution – Is it to cook one new meal each week or to read more books? For my resolution, I decided to try and build a tougher mindset and learn how to find comfort in uncomfortable situations. Why you may ask? Well the answer is simple really. 2020 wasContinue reading “My unorthodox new year’s resolution and the search for discomfort.”