“On this date back in 1894, the modern Olympic Games were born…” What I learned at a Junior School Sports Day... It’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts. In the past – even in the very recent past – when I’ve heard this phrase I’ve shuddered, shaken my head and felt inner... Continue Reading →
Inspired by my own perpetually-broken body, whilst trying to shake the phrase “injury-prone” from my own and others’ vocabulary when referring to me, I began to focus on the ‘positive’ side of my regular niggles and injuries. Positively, I know that when I do suffer an injury blow, I tend to recover “quicker than expected”,... Continue Reading →
Initially I wondered: Perfectionism: Is it a blessing or a curse? But I quickly answered that question in a matter of seconds – it’s certainly not a blessing for me! There is a preponderance of negative words associated with perfectionism when mentioned in conversation or in relation to attitudes and behaviours. Recently, there has been... Continue Reading →
“So when you’re in the car I bet you’re the type of person to switch the radio station if a song you don’t like comes on?” Personally I change stations each time the DJ plays a song I dislike. Yet, here’s my training partner telling me he hasn’t switched his radio station ‘for about six months’. Now that’s what I call patience….or insanity! He told me to give it a go, so I did...
There will be haters. There will be supporters. And there will always be unbelievers.
Church followed by ‘football’ is a typical American Sunday. That’s what I‘ve been told anyway. And that is also my experience so far. Last night was a fabulous novelty for me. I felt like such an American – I have an actual ‘football’ team to support – the Arizona Cardinals. And I watched and enjoyed... Continue Reading →