Archive for the 'Motivation' Category

The last stretch

Monday, July 26th, 2010

It seems like I’ve been preparing for next Sunday (Ironman UK in Bolton in case you wondered) for so long – waiting for it to roll around/thinking/contemplating/mulling it over  and yet at the same time here I am finding myself surprised that the time is actually almost upon me – the final stretch!

Awards night at Stirling Castle!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Last Wednesday the annual Stirling Sports Council Awards evening was held in the very impressive venue that is Stirling castle. I was lucky enough to have been nominated by my club – Stirling Tri for the Senior Sports Person category. Having been won by a very distinguished group of athletes over the years – including winter and summer […]

Motivation needed? Not now

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Last week when I had a wander around Lance’s bike shop here in Austin, Mellow Johnny’s, I took the below picture of this even more famous picture. I have it framed on my wall at home in fact. I see it every morning when I wake up for swimming. – Sometimes it doesn’t work I am […]

Need motivation?

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Perhaps like myself you are in need of some motivational snippets. Perhaps the World Athletic Championships in Berlin are not providing quite enough? Whatever, have a look at this clip of legendary bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman in training. Perhaps – as with me – it will bring a wry smile to your face and just, maybe just, […]

Racing anyone?

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Whilst I was continuing my aquaintance with the rare air there was a lot of superb racing happening in Europe (and a bit in the US too!) – makes you want to get out there first thing in the morning and rip it up. Well, at least get out of bed early…. ….which is exactly […]

Motivational? Nikola reckons so

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I sometimes worry that Nikola has a little too much time on his hands, and one of his latest posts over on the team site seems to feed fuel to that particular fire! Have a look at for the others!

Running fast.

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Running – it’s been on my mind a lot lately, since I mostly can’t do it very much right now. It’s getting there, but in the meantime, I came across this cracking piece of footage again, as it’s been a while since I last watched it. Watch in awe, as they are truly motoring!