Spurred on by a conversation this afternoon, I'm going to try and tick another thing off my list by saying no to things this week. This 'thing' was created because I would say 'yes' too much - to a fixing something, or to buying something or to organising some event. I'm just really bad for … Continue reading #24 Saying no for the week … [#30before30]
Tomorrow is the traditional Late Spring Bank Holiday Monday that the annual Cheese-Rolling Festival at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire takes place. The sad thing is, due to health and safety reasons, it looks like the 2011 is going to be cancelled (similar to the 2010 event). The police are worried that people will break their … Continue reading #17 Go Cheese Chasing [30before30]
Last sunday morning, I, along with thousands of others, got up for 8am to run 13.1 miles in the Half Marathon bit of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. I have to say, compared to last year, this time round was a very different experience. Definitely less pain this time round. Last Year: Chris Hoy Half Marathon … Continue reading Half Marathon Completed! [30before30]
After signing up to the Loch Ness Marathon and somewhat panicking after realising I should have looked at the height profile of the course before signing up, I started training last week. Turns out that it wasn't as bad as I thought. Really. It wasn't. Not sure why, but despite struggling to run a mere … Continue reading More marathon news … [30before30]
After being swamped at work and various other side projects, I've unfortunately neglected my 30 before 30 list for a bit. No fear - I'm back on track by signing up for the Loch Ness marathon on 2nd Oct. It might be a month after my 30th, but figured its best late than never!
When I was compiling my list of 30 things to do, part of the emphasis was to do things that were quirky and different. By this I don't mean doing something that was slightly different, but things that were really out there and unusual because I think everyone needs an adventurous side to them. If … Continue reading #15 Extreme Ironing (and attempt at #8 Climbing a Munro)
Number 13 on my list was to take a martial arts class. Although I've played rugby for 10 years, I've always thought that martial arts was of orders of magnitude more aggressive and harder. Part of this image has been constructed by people 'casually' mentioning that people have broken necks or even died from Judo … Continue reading #13: My first Judo lesson!