'The more that you read,

The more things you will know. 

The more that you learn, 

The more places you'll go...'

Dr. Suess 

The blog posts below pull together ideas absorbed from world-renowned thought leaders and link them to my own thoughts, observations and experiences. They combine elements of the business world, general life and competing as an endurance athlete - as the human brain doesn't exist as an isolated entity, and is influenced by our physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. These concepts are linked to a broader perspective of sustainable performance which combines mindset, movement, exposure to nature, nutrition, hormones, neurological health, social connections and other factors. 

Home is where the heart is...

This title of an article on the Psychology Today website by Frank McAndrew (2015) caught my attention as it’s a concept I’ve been recently pondering. The traditional interpretation of ‘home’ for many has been shattered in recent years with the advent of the global nomad and the increasing movement of people flitting around the world. For some professions, this transient lifestyle is a cultural norm; my former military career and current “marriage” to the British Army via Ben inevitably means packing our entire lives up and moving every two years aligned with the posting cycle. In reality, this can shrink to 18 months or less when operational tours, exercise and courses are thrown into the mi

Explore Rediscover Race - The CCC (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix)

I was close; almost too close… At every check point I was arriving just minutes before the official cut-off time. Weary volunteers were starting to dismantle tables, chairs and event signage as I hunted through the remains of discarded banana skins and empty water bottles for something to eat. Everything ached; from my cramped left toe all the way up to the arch of my back. Yet another bead of salty sweat snaked its way into my eye. My inner monologue piped up yet again, this time accompanied by images of the fountain in Place du Triangle de l’Amitie behind the finish line: “keep going, just keep going, every step is a step closer to the finish line”. That happened during the ‘CCC’ on Friday

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