Back to serious training

After a prolonged rest – part of which was spent in Boston USA, I am back to full training. Whilst in Boston one can’t help feel that the population by and large is very fit and healthy unlike some other parts of USA which one usually associates with epidemic obesity. 520 more words


Well earned rest.

After last Sunday’s tough hilly ride with the Hope group this is an easy week. Time to do some stretching and core strength exercises. My current weight is 177 pounds – this means my total weight loss since Christmas is 20 pounds. 453 more words


Abandoning Perfect

I was recently introduced to the term Wabi Sabi, an ancient Japanese philosophy that reveres the uniqueness of imperfection and recognizes that beauty exists all around us if we only bother to look. 826 more words

What's On My Mind

I am going to miss my patients...

Last week I reported that I knocked 17 minutes off my previous time over the hilly route I regularly practice on. This was quite an achievement with my new bike Alfie along with an expert bike fit by Steven Faulkner of Loughborough University Department of Sports Sciences. 709 more words


It’s Yoga Darling, For The Face

I’m guessing you’ve heard of hot yoga and maybe even laughter yoga, but have you ever heard of facial yoga?

In my continuing quest to banish chemicals from my beauty regime, yet battle those signs of ageing, I stumbled across facial yoga in a magazine article. 186 more words

Natural Beauty

Football (Soccer) tonight!

Excited about going to see Nottingham Forest play Watford at home in the Skybet Championship tonight. Promotion to the Premier League, now out of the question for Nottingham Forest, lets hope it is a good game of football. 551 more words


My injury

Following on from my injury when I fell onto my left hip 10 days ago, I have an interesting update. Importantly the injury has not prevented me from continuing to cycle as you will see further on. 677 more words