The weather this weekend has been glorious and with it being a bank holiday weekend it was perfect for getting out and about. I woke on Sunday and would have usually ended up lazing in bed and then watching football for most of the day. Today was different though as I decided enough is enough and headed out for a bike ride.
At the start of the year I decided (very unlike me) to set some goals for the year.
In fact I think I would rather call them targets. I am not sure why I like that word better, but I do.
First lets look at what these where:
Today was a long day at work with lots to do and to get through. This meant I had not managed to head out for my usual Monday run. After tea and with the kids in bed, I thought what can I do now?
It would either be slump in front of the TV watching football, or simply to continue with the mountain of tasks that I have to complete.
With the weather getting (a bit!) better, I decided a bike ride would be a good idea before watching the afternoon’s F1 race. I headed out with the boys heading nowhere in particular and we wound our way around Leyland for 4.1 mile ride.
With the weather starting to get a little better (although we had snow again this week) I am able to get out a little more walking the kids to school. In fact I am going to try and walk pretty much everyday that I can – i.e. if it is not throwing it down with rain.Continue reading Spring Walks to School
Yesterday I was delighted to chair a session with the core developers of WordPress's new editor and publishing workflow project – Gutenberg. That chat has brought about this post. Let me explain.Continue reading Testing Gutenberg on this Blog
It was lovely seeing proper snow for the first time in about 6 years (as far as I can remember anyway!).
I took a few photos!
My wife found some very good value Kettle Bells in the Lidl phamplet that sometimes comes through to door or is collected from store. As usual they were running a new year fitness push on equipment but in there were some Kettle Bells at pretty good value.
Over the Christmas period we took the chance to get out of the house with the kids and have a walk around our local park. As always I took the camera with me and snapped some lovely photos.Continue reading Some Wintery Walks in the Park
Last year I reached my target to run 1000 miles in 365 days and building on this success I want to set some goals for this year.
1. Run at least 1,100 miles
It seems logical to set a higher running target than last year and therefore I have done just that. I will be trying to run 1,100 miles in 2018. I have deliberately set the target just a little higher than the previous one, as I can always push it out if, like last year it looks as though I will achieve the target easily.
2. Drink less alcohol
This was in a new target but something important to me as I have drunk way too much in 2017. Drinking too much makes me tired and generally my overall health goes down. My running has massively improved my health and well-being and I think if I can commit to drinking less then it will improve again.
However it is easy to say but much harder to do. Therefore to achieve this I am going to try and stick to 2 basic principles.
- Only drink after 20:00. There will be exceptions here of course, for example going to afternoon parties etc. but as a rule of thumb I will try and stick to this.
- Maximum of 3 days drinking during the week – this of course means at least 4 dry days per week. I managed a about 3 – 4 weeks in the autumn of 2017 using this and it worked well, therefore I am hoping this will work again for me.
And that is it. I could write down lots more I guess, but I want to keep the targets simple and achievable. Lets see how I get on!
Featured image credit: Ales Krivec