Friday thoughts #13: Racing


Well. That’s it. We’ve come to the end of the #fridaythoughts series. 13 articles on a variety of subjects. Some have called them insightful, others more like brain farts. What better subject to finish on that racing? There’s probably hundreds but I am already committed now so let’s do this. Racing is a funny word….

Friday thoughts #12: Futility


Futility. Taken from the word futile. Which in Glasgow tradesman parlance could be “that’ll take a few tile tae fix…” (geddit, few tile? Oh FFS!) but in the case of this week’s Friday Thoughts, it is something completely different. Maybe even starting with such a bad joke could be said to be a lesson in…

Friday thoughts #11: Goals


“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question I ask people a lot. A lot of folks wander around aimlessly with no ambitions. Many just want to be happy and content, which is arguably the most laudable goal of all. What many miss though is what is it that makes…

Friday thoughts #10: Positive Disruption


My Pyllon Racing buddy John Connolly was chatting to me (in electronic form via the popular and still encrypted communication tool known as Whatsapp) about changes in his training schedule. He called it Positive Disruption. It got us into an exchange about what it meant. And how it applies in running. The thought had been…

Friday thoughts #9: Pain


Back about 20 years ago I dabbled with Tukido. This isn’t a far east dinner suit, no, it is a far east martial art based around TaeKwonDo. I was rubbish at it. I had all the suppleness of a poker, the grace of a space hopper in the wind and, at the time, the dedication…

Friday thoughts #8: Positivity


This is a subject close to my heart. I am sure of it. Get it? No? What!!! I give up. Positivity is so important in anything you do. That’s being sure it is something you want to do, being sure it is something you can do and something you will do. Those are good checks…