Hey everyone, I haven't blogged in a while, but that doesn't mean I have been taking things easy.  The last few months have been great, as after Ironman in Majorca in September, my goal was to focus on my business and spend more time with my family.  Thankfully I was able to do this and we had a great Christmas and some much needed time off over the holiday period.

For those of you who know me well, you will be aware that I sit down over the break and do my goals, setting the bar for the next twelve months.  Despite having some serious hurdles to jump over, I am on track for January, and my goals are down on paper, which I will revisit throughout the year.

One of the most exciting things going on with me this year is that I will be publishing my second book.  I never would have thought even a few years ago that I would have two books published at thirty eight years old.  This just goes to show you that if you have a desire to do something like write a book, then as always get a plan together and go right ahead.  

The subject matter of this book evolves around my Ironman journey in 2015.  I basically put down in black and white what it takes to get from a dark place in your life, fight back against illness and adversity, to across the finish line in an Ironman triathlon.  Ironman is one of the toughest endurance races known to man and was one of the best and most challenging experiences of my life.  I learned lots about myself throughout the training program and the six events i undertook in twenty weeks last Summer.  I felt compelled by the experiences in such a way I felt it important I shared the journey with whoever had an interest in reading it. The good news is I hope to have the book out on the shelves by April 2016, so plenty of work to do.

One of the topic I discuss in this book is an area I am starting to get really interested in and I am looking at it in the context of its relation to disease and all round wellbeing.  You may have guessed but I am talking about the somewhat complex area of food.  Food is one of the most important things in all of our lives, however how many people do you know who eat bad food and fuel their body every day with crap.  I would say if you went through your contact list on your phone, there wouldn't be too many people in there, who wouldn't do this.  Why is this the case?  Illness is rife right now, Cancer being to the fore along with diabetes, depression, auto immune disease and so on.  There are now lots of studies that are linking illnesses with the food we eat.  If you stand back and think about this, it sort of makes sense.  I touch on this area in the book, and although I'm no expert, I do find it interesting and mores essential, that I up my game in this area and by doing this, share some information.

This week I entered the Barcelona half Ironman in May and I am looking forward to this one.  The 70.3 race is a cracking event and over the next few weeks I will get into my training program to make sure I am at the start line in good shape, healthy and strong. 

Finally I got myself a PT and nutritionist this past week and I am delighted to be working with Gary Milligan. Gary is an expert in his field, and also a foody, so he will be able to make me accountable to my training program, and also educate me on the whole area of food.  I'm thrilled to be working with Gary and after one session today, I cannot wait to get going again next week.  Welcome aboard Champ:-)

So whatever you are at the rest of the weekend folks, try and get some exercise in and also don't forget to put some healthy food in the shopping basket.  I'm juicing a lot these days and its a great way to keep you full, and full of the right stuff.  Give it a go if you haven't tried it.

Have a great weekend all.



Healthy and Smiling :)

Healthy and Smiling :)

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