The four faces of F.E.A.R

fear - F.E.A.R

I’ve talked plenty about fear in the past; the good, the bad and all that comes in between. [Archived post from an old blog, originally published on June 19th, 2013.] Yet the more I think about it, the only thing that really matters is how to deal with it. Fear exists. It will always exist […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters

The Chimp Paradox Review

First published back in 2012, The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters didn’t come on my radar until late last year, during a conversation with a counsellor about self-sabotage. I had been talking about my uncanny ability to royally f**k things up when things were going well for me. It was always as though some […]

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See it. Feel it. Do it. How I ran a thousand marathons before I even hit the starting line

See It. Feel it. Do It. Visualising success

One of favourite movies of all time is The Commitments. A gritty, endearing, and often hilarious tale about a rag-tag group of soul musicians striving for success in working-class Dublin. [NOTE: This is an archived post from an older blog, originally published on October 24th, 2012] Undoubtedly my favourite scenes throughout the whole film involve the band’s ambitious young manager role-playing […]

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On My Knees: Knee Injury When Marathon Training

Knee Injury when marathon training

It probably goes without saying that if you’re planning to run a marathon, it helps to have legs that are at least in some kind of working order. [Note: This is an archived post from One Small Step, a running blog I kept during my training for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon] Unfortunately, mine never have […]

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Running with Rage

Running Man With earphones

The pavement vanished under foot, trees and fields blew past me in a hazy blur, passers-by, fellow joggers, dog walkers, curious onlookers were left to eat my dust. [Note: This is an archived post taken from One Small Step, a running blog I wrote during my training for the 2012 Virgin London Marathon.] I was running. […]

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