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Good plan, poor execution

As some of you may know, I’m into the second year in a row of marathon training. During these two years, especially during the long runs, I’ve had many epiphanies: a-ha! moments and stories that I’m always eager to share with my readers when I get back. Problem is that […]

Following the crowd

herd mentality

Just the other day over coffee a colleague of mine told me about a fascinating video he’d seen. It was about a psychological experiment that showed just how much of a mindless, conforming species we were. 100% emotional; 0% rational. Just part of the herd. Though I’d seen similar ones […]

Health and wealth

This past week has been difficult. I caught a stomach bug. It was awful. I thought I was strong. I was wrong. Throughout the week, I kept thinking: I would pay quite exorbitant amounts of money just to feel healthy again. But alas, money don’t make the sick feel any […]

Calendarising

6:20m: “Have to bring home work tonight,” I said to my wife, “maybe I’ll run tomorrow.” Not the best of starts to my “starting serious training” regime, and frankly quite frustrating. But I’m a professional, and I suck it up. 6:30pm: Maybe, I thought, if I finish early I might […]

How do you start a blog?

I was asked by a colleague how she could start a blog. Wasn’t too sure. “I suppose,” I said, “you just write.” “Write about what?” she asked. “I don’t know. About anything you want to write about, I guess.” Then she asked, “where can you write?” I told her she […]

Good/bad Outcomes

You only know if an outcome is good or bad when there are no more outcomes to be had. (I wrote the above in my journal after castigating myself on some foolish decisions I’d made, only to recall the beautiful story of the old man and his horse. It ain’t […]