Be grateful for what you have

I was training the other day on the Astroturf here, doing interval runs, focusing on my running form and trying to get my rubbish left leg to work properly.

I get immensely frustrated when doing this, but then halfway through the session, a chap was walking around the Astroturf, and after a few laps I had a chat with him, he’s coming back from a hernia problem, he can just about walk and this is all he can do for a number of weeks now, which made me suddenly feel more grateful that I’m able to even run.

With all my clients over the years they’ve gotten frustrated when they’ve been 10 seconds off there PB for example, and I was the same when I ran competitively , but sometimes you just got to be grateful that you’re able to do what you’re doing, because there is likely to be someone wishing they could do what you can.


Practice what you preach

How important is this and how important is it that you look the part for what you do.

This came into my head the other day, there was a charity event here the other week, I won’t mention the charity, But a chap that was working for them and even had committee on his T-shirt, was frequently appearing outside my window behind the tree having a cigarette, constantly keeping an eye out for passers by, this charity works on Cancer.

Those of you that know me, know that I’m not a good advert for what I do, due to my rubbish left leg which I’m constantly working on!! 😀

So, How important is it that someone you work with has been there and done it or is still doing it? Does it have any effect on their effectiveness in helping you, or on the other side of things, does them being very good at what they’re doing, make them better at helping you?

Let me know your thoughts!