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How do you deal with the off-season slump?

Rows of medals

I’ll be honest that I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently. I spent the first half of the year building up to Ironman Dublin 70.3 in August and the Scilly Swim Challenge in September and those events were immediately followed by the Tour de Y. I then realised Read more…


Planning for 2016 and some new kit

There are so many exciting things happening in the next two weeks that I’m going to have to work hard to find enough time for blogging. Exciting thing number one is a new training location taking shape – there will be a sneaky glimpse next week, but you’ll have to Read more…


18 months into my 5 year challenge… what have I achieved?

Achieving my interim goals

18 months ago, I laid out my plans. A year ago, I reported back on my progress. So it’s now time to check up on whether I’ve made any progress in the last year. Here’s a recap of my goals. Year Swimming Cycling Running Triathlon 2013 800m swim 42k cycletta Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Do you have a motivation page?

Motivation page or board

Do you use any tips or tricks to help keep your motivation going? Maybe you have a motivation wall, or perhaps a medal display to remind you of your achievements? Some people create montages that help them to visualise where they want to be in the future. This motivation page Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Planning and goal-setting

Setting SMART goals using a weekly planner

We’ve all heard of SMART goals (Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic and Time-based), but how many of you think about the language you use on your to-do lists? Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Explore more visuals like this one on the Read more…