Planning a month-long event to raise money for charity.

Planning A Month for Mental Health has been a rather eye-opening experience for me. It has given me a great level of understanding on how much work it is to set up an event. There are many hours of work that are ‘behind the scenes’ such as working out dates, meetings, phone calls, emails, preppingContinue reading “Planning a month-long event to raise money for charity.”

A welcome back to the blog with seven weeks to go until A Month for Mental Health begins.

Welcome back to my blog, I am very excited to start writing my weekly blogs again in the lead up to A Month for Mental Health. Recently, I have been extremely busy with my training and finishing my semester at university which has resulted in a lack of blog posts. However, now I am onContinue reading “A welcome back to the blog with seven weeks to go until A Month for Mental Health begins.”

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.”

How my first ultra-endurance challenge changed my mindset towards life.

If someone was to ask you, what is your most valuable mental skill – would you have an answer? For me, it would be discipline and mental resilience, an answer I would never have found without completing two ultra-endurance challenges. Early last year, as 2020 was getting considerably worse, I decided to see how farContinue reading “How my first ultra-endurance challenge changed my mindset towards life.”