Category: Fitness

Recovery Week 1

Rest is Best

Following on from my achilles injury I forced myself to have a week of complete rest. To be honest I could barely walk for the first couple of days so I didn’t really have any choice, but it seemed to pay off. My achilles is still sore if I walk too far on it and...

Training Week 2

Another Green Training Week

Thought I’d update you on the fact that my second full week of training with a new training plan was a successful one. Once again all the planned sessions in my training week were coloured green. This indicates that I had completed them as planned. It was a fairly similar week to the previous week...

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A Week of Training

It’s been a while (at least a year) since I’ve done any proper training, but I have now done a whole week of training! I had eased back from races and such like in 2015 but then arthritis in my shoulder at the beginning of 2016 forced me to ease off completely. I was of course still...

AC Joint Arthritis 2

Shoulder Injury Diagnosis – Old Before My Time

MRI Scan Results I’ve finally had the results back from the MRI scan on my shoulder and a diagnosis. Essentially there’s some fairly extensive arthritis of my acromioclavicular (AC) joint. If you remember back to the New Year when my shoulder pain first occurred then I thought at the time that it was an AC joint issue....

FTP Test 1

Training, Racing and Recreation Balance

You may have noticed that although I’ve still be fairly active, cycling, running around the coast path and such like, I haven’t been posting about any proper training and certainly nothing about any races. This is all due to the fact that I’ve had a few niggling injuries. Injuries Last year it was plantar fasciitis,...

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

For some reason we’ve all been exhausted for the last couple of weeks. Anna is tired, Morgan is tired and even I’m staying in bed until 6am! My training has been terrible as a result too. I took it easy while I was ill a couple of weeks ago but just haven’t been able to...

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Fitness Rewards

As a quick follow up to my recent ‘Get Rewarded When you Exercise‘ post I thought I’d let you know that the Bounts scheme has been working well for me. I’ve been gradually amassing points and rather than cash them in when I reached enough points for a £5 voucher decided to hold out for...

Drugs 2

Helicobacter Gut Infection

As I think I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been back and forth to the doctors recently for some blood tests. First I was referred by the opticians Second I was due a routine cholesterol check-up Third they asked me back by mistake when they received a letter from my opticians Fourth because of a few unusual...

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Get Rewarded when you Exercise

Exercise Rewards As far as I’m concerned, exercise of almost any form is already fairly rewarding. It’s good for your health, it’s good for your general wellbeing, it makes you look and feel good, it can get you out in the real world doing cool things and visiting nice places and the release of endorphins...