The Blissful Tiredness

I really like this feeling of blissful tiredness after the swimming, especially at the end of the strength-speed session. The shoulders and arms, knackered from the paddles. The legs, heavy from the fins. The scapula, tight, the abs hard and flat. The long and stretched body, with the balance a Read more…

Some things never change

Dark, cold and wet; end of November, Christmas is creeping in. Cheery music in the shops, decorations on the streets and the first Christmas tree in the early adopter’s window. Time to freeze the gym membership, stop exercising and indulge in cake. Everyone needs to put in a couple of Read more…

Success is no accident

For many years I was using words like “talented” or “gifted” to describe people who exceled in their field, who were above the avarage. They were special, untouchable, made from a different clay. I could watch them but I would never sit with them at the table, I could never Read more…