Why I’m voting OUT

Just seeing the title of this blog has probably got the blood boiling of a number of people. Especially those who are IN.

Before anyone casts judgement on this blog post, it may be worth considering the whole story of why I am voting OUT. Although it’s not just this week, but every week, I would vote OUT.

I regard myself as apolitical and can often see both sides of the story, but for the past 12 months I have seen a dramatic change in my health.

12 months ago, my rest heart rate was 67bpm, now it’s 52bpm.

How could such a dramatic change in health happen?

Simples.

Today marks almost the exact first anniversary I decided to take action and get OUT.

To celebrate that anniversary, I went for my first ever Parkrun last Saturday and you can see the VLOG below. It was such fun and resulted in an amazing official time of 19:58. How could an old man like me who only started running 12 months ago, run so fast?

Simples.

I decided to get OUT and run. I don’t run everyday, but when I do go out for my runs, I very much enjoy them.

So my manifesto to you all, is get OUT and enjoy the great OUTdoors.

It’s a marvellous place and could have serious positive impacts on your health!

Hope you enjoy my VLOG below. Please subscribe and share amongst all you know.

 

 

Marathon Miracle

Following on from my last post, is 42 the answer? I can tell you it certainly is!

On Sunday April 17th 2016, at approximately 1pm in Brighton, a miracle happened. I finished my first ever full length marathon. Not a half marathon, not a 20 mile race, not Manchester Marathon (which apparently it was short by a few hundred yards), but the full 26.2 miles or 42 km.

I still have to pinch myself, as for a me, a non-fitness person, non athlete at school, or anything really, that i could finish running a full marathon.

Not only did i run the whole way, i finished it in an amazing time of 3 hours and 46 minutes and you can watch the whole run that i Vlogged on video below.

The first 13 miles were great for me, but then a muscle around my hip area was in a lot of pain and got worse at mile 14, so ran the last 12 miles in great pain. There were times where i felt like giving up as it was so painful, but i was determined to finish.

Ian Morgan on Instagram told me that running a marathon would change me and he was right!

I learnt so much about myself. Great mental toughness, able to endure a lot of pain for long periods of time, a determination to get the job done and months of dedicated training to make sure i was prepared as best i can be for the race.

I would highly recommend the Brighton Marathon, with great crowds, great atmosphere, running along a beautiful city and coastline. What better way to spend a great weekend away with friends and family?

I think i will write a blog post in future at how running a marathon is like starting a new business, as i feel there are many similarities.

So below is the video for all of you to enjoy and if you find it inspirational, please do share amongst all your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, email etc.

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