292017Mar

After I Die…

Well I succumbed to the temptation to explore this theme of death and all its glory. After I Die could obviously lead to the very same hopes and wishes that followed last week’s When I Die… but at the risk of offending a lot of people or freaking out an equal number, I want to think for…

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292017Mar

When I Die…

Last week, I wrote about the walls that have sprung up in all kinds of far flung places around the world, adorned with people’s confessions of what they would like to do, be or have Before I Die. It is a truly amazing thing to read such variety and yet such similar themes that emerge from…

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232017Mar

Before I die…

Last night, I went swimming with my son. It’s okay, this is not going to be another blog about my swimming (I am improving for those of you who are interested…slowly!) Anyway, we came out of the building and there was this wall of words in Jubilee Square, Brighton all underneath the heading… Before I…

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162017Mar

Complete not Compete

Complete not Compete. This is the single most significant piece of advice I discovered in my early research of doing a triathlon. But I am also acutely aware that it is a huge mind-set I am having to overcome. I was in the pool yesterday and whilst I was encouraged by the fact that I…

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92017Mar

Relax and Glide

“Relax and glide,” she said to me. “That is all there is to swimming. And breathing of course.” Those first three  words were a revelation to me as soon as she said them. All my life, I had mostly thought of swimming as one or more of the following words: boring, tiring, splashing. Occasionally, on…

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