Getting Back on Track

One of the things I love about my work as a personal coach is that it constantly keeps me on my toes. The last few weeks, I’ve found myself helping a couple of my clients improve their productivity and reduce their stress levels. And to do this we’ve been...

Beating Depression

I got an email from a client last Friday that gave me great joy. When she first signed on as a client with me a year ago, she was a mess. She was on medication for chronic depression, she hated her job, her family was neglected and she completely lost any sense of...

The Forgotten Benefits of Men at Work

A few weeks ago I started clearing a corner of the shed and putting up a pegboard for all my tools, then last weekend I got stuck into building a workbench. As I was working on the project, it occurred to me that a large percentage of men don’t do anything...

City2Surf 2010 – The World’s Biggest Fun Run

Two weeks before the start of the 2010 Sydney City2Surf, the organisers had to close entries when numbers reached 80,000. To manage a crowd of 80,000 on foot 14km through city streets and then get them back home is no mean achievement – congratulations to the...

Cut minutes off your City2Surf time in only 24 hrs

Well, here we are Saturday morning on the day before the 39th City2Surf and it is time for my Number 1 tip to strip minutes from your City2Surf time. How to avoid the Vindaloo Line I just made that up’? (I had a particularly hot vindaloo last night, and I know...

One week to go – Relax

The City2surf is only a week away. If you have been able to stick to the training plan, you are now about as ready as you are going to be, so this last week is a relaxing one. That doesn’t mean you do nothing, it just means you do a light workout every second...

Your Style Can Make the Difference

If you intend to run the City2Surf, then with seven weeks to go, you’d be getting into the serious part of the training where we start to look at improving your running technique. See ‘Lifting your Game – Week 7‘....

City to Surf training plan – Stage Two

With seven weeks to go, you should be feeling a starting to feel a sense of achievement and hopefully you’ll also be getting comfortable with a the idea of monitoring the how far you walk. So, in stage two, we need maintain the routine but it is time to get a...

Stepping it up with 8 weeks to go

After a few weeks of regular walking you should be feeling a little fitter and you should be starting to get used to the routine of wearing the pedometer and aiming for your target daily step count. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc7y7ntcMi8 So far we have been...

Walking to Success

Hats off to everyone who have managed to keep their step count over 10,000 a day in the conditions of the last two weeks. Most of the people I know of who are following the New Beginning City2Surf training program are averaging 13,000 to 14,000 steps a day, which is...

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