Since my wife's death, I've been ticking off the bucket list which she wrote many years ago. As we had children so young, she had planned our worldwide adventure for when they had flown the nest. Of course back then we had no idea she would never be able to fulfil her dream.
Summer holidays are finally here and as we start thinking of ways to keep our children busy for six whole weeks, we also need to think about the ways in which they may attempt to keep themselves entertained.
Almost 10 years ago, I received a call from my dad telling me that he had a growth in his stomach. He was diagnosed with
What I Learnt About Fitness Instructors Whilst Doing My 100 Sports And Fitness Classes In Year Challenge
Two years ago, I took on the challenge of trying 100 different sports and fitness classes in a year. My friends and family were concerned that I was having a mid-life crisis but I assure you, although the initial idea was alcohol influenced, I was deadly serious.
It is not an event for the elites. Anyone any age, shape, size and disability can take part. I have seen people take part who are in wheelchairs, who are missing limbs, who are 60 plus and people who are not running to achieve a personal best. No one judges, everyone (and literally I mean everyone) wants to see you do well. This is not only the marshals but the other runners too.
On the 23rd January myself and 32 others will be starting an attempt to run 7 marathons in 7 days on the 7 continents around the world. The challenge starts on a glacier in Antarctica and then travels through Chile, Miami, Madrid Marrakesh, Dubai before finishing in Sydney. I will have 168 hours to cover 183 miles with around 60 hours of flying thrown in for good measure.
It took him NINE hours.
Ever wondered just how many rows an Excel spreadsheet really has? Yeah, us neither. But now a YouTuber from Oklahoma has
I am a mother to two boys aged five and six, I have always been told by other parents, family and people around me that boys are the easier sex to raise and that they give you far less worry than girls. I cannot say whether that is true as I will never be able to test the theory. However, I am genuinely concerned that I am totally mucking up something which is meant to be quite simple.
In November I took on my Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge to commemorate the charity's 60th anniversary, and since then I have spent some time reflecting on what I've learnt and gained from the experience.