Cycling the Carretera Austral, Chile

It’s Christmas 2016 and I’m running full pelt through Madrid airport to catch a connecting flight that’s about to leave (I’d already missed my original one due to delays) to take me to Santiago, Chile. I eventually arrive to find my luggage didn’t make it. I’m not surprised; delays and me catching a different flight... Continue Reading →

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How to be more active

I actually don't like exercise. Yes, you read that correct. Well, kind of. The definition of exercise is "activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness". Now, of course I participate in plenty of that, it's just that I hate exercising purely for the fact of 'getting fit' (how do you... Continue Reading →

Moving countries is hard.

I got lonely. Imagine you lived a life full of social engagements, activities, friends and family. Friends that you could pop in and have a cup of tea with, or a pint of beer with in the pub after a quick phone call. Or a g&t in your pyjamas and slippers putting the world to... Continue Reading →

From the other side of the world

  I've been in New Zealand two weeks now. So much is familiar here, but also there are many small weird things differences, some of which I thought I'd note down, perhaps to be used as useful information should any English person wish to come and visit this far away and beautiful land. Dairy. These... Continue Reading →

The Wadi Rum Ultramarathon

5 months of training, research and preparation down and finally the time came to get on a plane to Jordan. In life, I'm always surprised when things comes together. Like, how I've actually managed to book the right flights, pack the right things and end up in the right place. But somehow, I seem to... Continue Reading →

Training: Taper

Taper off - "to become gradually smaller or weaker, or happen less often" To taper in a sporting event capacity means a period of reduced training desired to eliminate training-induced fatigue but without losing fitness. Read more about tapering here. Basically a little rest before the big event - HURRAH! These last two weeks for... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Twenty

Apparently there's a fine line between training and over training with this kind of thing, and I think I might have just done a little disco shuffle-skip-dance over that line. Am feeling some of the classic symptoms (or have been, over the last couple of weeks) of over training so this week I took it... Continue Reading →

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