Lessons from 400 kilometres in 20 weeks

Runners are bloody annoying. Actually, allow me to revise that statement. People who run are bloody annoying… to us non-runners. “They” are so infuriating with their social media posts about split times, half marathon PBs, quality time spent pre-6am with their athletic kids and conversations about the latest pair of Asics Gel. Give us a…

Lessons from 10,000 push-ups

How have you decided to spend your time during the COVID crisis? Coronavirus has resulted in my gym closing its doors and all of us having more time on our hands to do stuff. I am weird, I chose push-ups. I am not a fitness kind of guy, even though pre-pandemic I successfully dabbled with…

Lessons from two weeks of matched betting

Do you like a punt? Imagine you could “gamble” on a guaranteed winner? Well with the process of matched betting, you actually can… with a bit of mucking around, organisation and attention to details. I dived into matched betting with enthusiasm and curiosity. I came out tired and drained. What does it look like when…

Lessons from my 40th in Vegas

Chances are that you have been to Vegas or that you want to go. Or that you have been and you want to go again. I was lucky enough (get it, “lucky”?) to head across to the fabulous gambling capital of the world for my 40th birthday with my lovely and understanding wife. She even…

Lessons from two hours on a yacht

The main lesson from my maiden voyage on a yacht recently is an easy one, I can quickly cut to the chase. I want to spend more time on yachts! Where have these glorious and magnificent beasts been all my life? Honestly, if you haven’t tried it yet, do it. Just contact your local yacht…

Lessons from one month of group fitness

Decision fatigue is a real thing, as is actual fatigue. I did not even realise I was suffering two major bouts of decision fatigue until I used group fitness classes to remove both of them entirely. Heading to the gym, in fact joining a gym in the first place, is always a well-intentioned and noble…