It’s rare that I hear procrastination referred to in a positive light. Perhaps at high school, when some of my esteemed classmates would exhibit their extreme cool by saying they were procrastinating studying for exams. They didn’t actually mean they were putting off studying, they were implying that they had no intention of studying. More […]
Category: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Why OCD and Music Festivals Don’t Mix. Yet.
After six weeks of trying to write this blog post, I came to the conclusion that I simply could not identify with a fear of contamination. I couldn’t imagine experiencing a deep feeling of being unclean, an unshakeable physical and emotional belief that something unseen will make me sick and that there are no cleaning […]
Pay it Forehead, or When Did Giant Foreheads Become Socially Acceptable?
I have a huge head, and it’s roughly 40% forehead. Whenever I casually refer to this fact, most people kindly try to reassure me that it’s really not that big. But it really is. You know that point in the early 90s when bike helmets suddenly got smaller? Mine didn’t. My head simply grew like […]
42K to Couch to 5K – The Training Plan That Got Me Running Less
For three weeks, the following visuals triggered a flash of pure rage in me: running shoes, technical fabrics, my Garmin, shorts, the gym, food with “energy” in its name, emails from the charity I’d run for, and anyone who was out running or might have just been running or was possibly just about to go […]
Running, I love you. Take Me Back, I’m in it for the Long Run. (Not Much Distance, Part II)
Click here to read Part I, Not Much Distance Left to Run – How a Marathon Killed My Love of Running. Yesterday I asked running to give me a second chance. I know I spent some time with the sofa but, you know, we were on a break.
Not Much Distance Left to Run – How a Marathon Killed My Love of Running
It’s over Roughly six weeks ago I decided I hated Running. In that moment, it seemed like a pointless activity in which the minimal gains were far outweighed by the physical, mental and time investment required. Running had convinced the world it was accessible to anyone, but when anyone got involved, they were no longer […]