As the year draws to a close it’s time to reflect on what has been achieved and set some goals for next year. A year ago I had only done a few sprint tris, had never swum outside in the UK and my only really long distance running event was a marathon 25 years ago… Continue reading 2014 a game changing year.
Great news, I’ve just heard that I am now officially qualified as a level 3 Personal trainer, as well as a level 2 Fitness instructor, having passed my final Anatomy and Physiology exam which was actually quite difficult, especially for someone who was totally useless at science subjects at school. It just goes to show… Continue reading Fully qualified
Next week I will be starting a diploma in fitness instruction and personal training. At first I was a little apprehensive and wondering if I had done the right thing in enrolling for this course at the age of 57. However, having done a little research on the Internet on the subject of older personal… Continue reading Never too old to learn.
My main focus is on making training a fundamental part of lifestyle and to train in a way that is enjoyable. Although it’s great when you see your times improve, going faster is less important to me now than being able to go longer. Training to go longer enables me to spend more time training… Continue reading Training philosophy
I don’t see training or exercise as a chore, any more than eating good nutrition is a sacrifice. If I felt like that I would have given up both a long time ago. For me, it’s mainly about feeling good and fit and healthy, not really about smashing times and hitting targets of fitness or… Continue reading General thoughts on training, lifestyle etc.
I’m not a qualified doctor or nutrionist or sports scientist etc., but I’m writing this blog because several people reckoned I should share what knowledge I have and suggested a blog. I’ve never blogged before but I kind of like the idea of informally chronicling my experiences and what I learn. If others get something… Continue reading I’m no expert …
I don’t follow any particular diet and believe in a certain amount of flexibility, according to individual preferences. Any diet that just prohibits has no chance of working. My approach has been to gradually substitute tasty healthy options for the harmful foods, rather than an all or nothing approach that many diets preached. Following this… Continue reading My own nutritional guidelines.