Week 4 of C2-5K

This week got off to a good start. Decided to look back over the weight data in the health app, and noticed the graph/chart was going in the right direction, even if only modestly, but it was enough to give my motivation a little booster. However, my blood pressure readings are still about the sameContinue reading “Week 4 of C2-5K”

Week 2 of C2-5K completed

The start of week 2 got me thinking about setting some SMART goals. I’ve been reading that here in the UK the number of times the C25K apps have been downloaded during COVID-19 has gone through the roof. And because the media attention, there has been additional focussed on those who have completed the programme,Continue reading “Week 2 of C2-5K completed”

Another attempt at Couch 2 5K

I gave the Couch to 5K a try a year or so back. I say “try” but it wasn’t much of an attempt. I was ill prepared and gave up all too easily. But during COVID19 lockdown, I have been thinking a lot about my cycling which whilst I am enjoying, I am just notContinue reading “Another attempt at Couch 2 5K”

Strava, Garmin, Wahoo, Apple! Where am I going wrong?

As part of my 5 Ways to Wellbeing, I am now finding myself using more and more technology to track my performance and fitness levels. However, I am still very much an amateur when it comes to using the technology. Having had suggestions from readers of my blog, I decided to get a Garmin EdgeContinue reading “Strava, Garmin, Wahoo, Apple! Where am I going wrong?”

Rack mount for Garmin Varia RTL510, why haven’t Garmin made one available yet?

I purchased a Garmin Varia RTL510 a while back during a winter sale, having been introduced to it by a cycling buddy last summer. For those of you unfamiliar with this Garmin product, it a very bright rear light, with added radar. The radar is a cool little safety feature that connects to a GarminContinue reading “Rack mount for Garmin Varia RTL510, why haven’t Garmin made one available yet?”

5 Ways to wellbeing during the age of Covid-19

It’s been a while since I have blogged, and given the unprecedented times that we live in, I thought I would blog to give some useful hints and tips on maintaining good mental health for those who are having to self-isolate during the COVID-19 aka Corona Virus pandemic. Obviously, my first point that I wantContinue reading “5 Ways to wellbeing during the age of Covid-19”

Blue Monday it’s a great 12″ house track, but the other “Blue Monday” is pseudoscience

It’s that time of year where once more the tabloid press, bloggers, online media etc. will be telling us all that next Monday (20th January 2020) is Blue Monday; the most depressing day of the year. The concept of the 3rd Monday of the year, being the most depressing day, stems from an article forContinue reading “Blue Monday it’s a great 12″ house track, but the other “Blue Monday” is pseudoscience”

Keep Learning: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

I’ve not blogged for a while, and I thought today would be a good day to talk about the Keep Learning element of 5 Ways to Wellbeing. One of the things I have wanted to know more about in my adult life, is evolution. It was the 160th anniversary of the publication of, On theContinue reading “Keep Learning: 5 Ways to Wellbeing”