Step it up a Notch

Nine Weeks to Go With nine weeks until the City2Surf, you still have plenty of time to get into condition for the event (but don’t wait a moment longer). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy2YXDkhMvg In the first week we set ourselves a target of 10,000 steps per...

10 weeks until the City2Surf

With 10 weeks until the 40th City2Surf, it is time to start your fitness routine. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVpRiFX8iWo As I said in the training plan overview, you need a good pair of shoes and a pedometer. You need to focus on eating well and you need to...

A New Beginning – City2surf Training Stage One

Just as I did in last year’s ‘Lifting Your Game’ training program for casual joggers, this training program is also broken into three stages. Conditioning yourself into a training routine The aim of the first 3 weeks of this program is to ease you...

A New Beginning – Overview

Not everyone is a runner. In fact, not everyone is a jogger, and some of us have let ourselves slip into a lifestyle of indulgence and neglected our exercise altogether. When you begin from such a long way back, it is a much harder to get motivated but you will...

How to win the City2Surf

Yesterday I met with 2009 Sydney City2Surf winner Michael Shelley and held the winner’s trophy for the first time. Not something I ever imagined I’d be doing! In 2009, as I was just reaching the halfway point at the top of ‘Heartbreak Hill’,...

City2Surf 2010 is nearly upon us

Sunday August 8th will be the 40th running of Australia’s premier fun run, the Sun Herald City2Surf. It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since I started blogging about my City2Surf training plan in 2009. Anyway, I had some great feedback from...

Ingenuity at a wedding – congratulations

One of the things that I guess all brides fear is a wedding day catastrophe, such as; the groom not turning up, the wedding car breaking down, losing the ring, a family squabble etc. Last weekend we went to a wedding where everything went fairly smoothly until just...

How to have 2 weekends in one week

When I was in my early 20s, I lived in Crows Nest; walking distance to North Sydney. I went to a local gym one Wednesday afternoon and whilst doing my workout with my training partner at the time, we discussed the idea of a mid-week bushwalk. By the end of the workout...

7 Steps to Beating Procrastination

Procrastination is an affliction I’ve suffered from many times over the years. I know, I’m a personal coach. I’m supposed to have licked procrastination long ago. Unfortunately, it is a bit like malaria, you never really get rid of it, but it can be...

From teenager to man in only 80 days

Over the last of the 80 days, we have seen Callum, our 18 year old, transform from being a typical teenager, into a young man who exhibits all the qualities you would look for in a leader; compassion, confidence, assertiveness, punctuality, high self esteem and a...

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