Monday 26 February 2024

Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads

Well, how did I get here?

I’ve been running marathons for nearly thirty years and I thought I’d try and explain some of the things I’ve learned along the way. I mean, you can’t run 1,178 marathons without learning a thing or two about yourself, can you? 


So here goes…



I’m sure we are all aware of the sayings, ‘The Devil’s in the Detail’ and ‘Fail to Prepare - Prepare to Fail’. I’ve used them both many times over the years when explaining my ‘Preparation Process’ to my clients. For example, it’s changed so much, especially when planning and packing for the Marathon des Sables (MDS). I’ll freely admit that until meeting Mrs Coleman, my approach was rather ‘Gung-Ho’. Using her attention to detail on my more recent MDS races, I’ve packed more out of necessity rather than desire and that’s the key driver behind my 6.5Kg minimum allowed rucksack weight on race registration day.


And, If I were to run the 2004 kms from London to Lisbon again, in consecutive daily 50 km chunks, as I did in 2004, I’d be planning that one a bit differently too. The two Michelin Road Atlases with a route highlighted in pink marker, one for me and one for the crew, would now be planned to the nth degree with GPS pinpoint accuracy and we’d have an iPhone as the weapon of choice instead of two Nokia burner phones for comms. A Spot tracker would’ve been most welcome in the heart of Spain for instance when the crew lost me! In the Pre-Facebook and Twitter age, my daily updates were sent out to 100 pet email addresses minus images, rather than a daily ‘Live’ to tens of thousands as it would be today on Instagram perhaps.



Nowadays, I’d be described as, ‘Extremely Goal Driven’. It’s a phrase however that’s over-used in my opinion and it’s more of a business term, than a running one. I mean there’s seldom a ‘Personal Performance Review’ that doesn’t mention setting ‘Newer and Bigger Goals’ is there? 


I prefer to be described as ‘Extremely Focused’. I once made a BBC Programme on the very subject. In my early years of running, people said I was bursting with ‘PMA’ (Positive Mental Attitude’) and that I had natural ‘NLP’ (Neuro Linguistic Programming). [The science that claims there is a there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro), language (linguistic) and behavioural patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life]. Both, far too complicated for me to comprehend.


You see, it was a lot simpler than that for me. I had a clear notion of what it was that I wanted to achieve and just got on with it. It was never a case of replacing ‘One Addiction with another’ and there was no need to understand the ‘Process’ or why it was so important to achieve it. To me that was wasted time and energy that I could use more wisely. 


Failure isn’t an option

Of course, it isn’t. I mean who sets out to ‘Fail’. Yet folk are only too quick to throw in the towel when the going gets tough in my opinion. I’ve set out 1,178 times to cover 26.2 miles or more and have always finished. It could be said that I’ve worked within my ‘Comfort Zone’ and that I’ve been lucky to avoid problems on my various travels. 


Sure, but on marathon #998 I fell, fractured my shoulder and had a deep wound on my knee but I still finished. Yes, it hurt like hell, I severely bruised my EGO but I wasn’t going to let that get in the way of my planned #1000 at the Robin Hood Marathon, in Nottingham, the following month.


Being ‘Bombproof’ comes from the huge amount of training and commitment that I’ve invested over the years. It’s meant that I feel at one with my body and therefore know just what I am, and what I’m not capable of. 


Don’t ask me to ‘Ironman’ as I can’t swim very well and certainly not for 2.4 miles in open water - I don’t want or need to. I’ve been in some dark places in races especially in some of the longer Ultras and Desert Races where it would have been far too easy to give in, but still toughed it out. The stakes have always been far too high and the negativity of a ‘DNF’ would be like ‘Kryptonite’ to my ‘Starter Completer’ brain. 


New Levels of Pain

Pain’s an interesting one. The dictionary describes it as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage’. In reality it’s just an ‘Occupational Hazard’ and the Lance Armstrong ‘Pain is temporary - It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever’, quote doesn’t help that much when your feet are mashed. 


Over the years, I’ve learned to understand pain, manage it and mostly to try and avoid it. Getting to Lisbon from London running 50kms a day for 43 days has taught me a lot more about looking after my feet than reading the book ‘Fixing your feet’. It’s meant I’ve finished the MdS for years now using my own techniques - I learned the hard way, out there on the hard shoulder. They are far simpler than the ones described and more effective than the ones the ‘Feet Fixing Bible’ describes.


I swore after finishing the 145-mile Grand Union Canal Race with the sole of my left foot flapping off in 1998 that I’d never wear inappropriate trainers with really worn foot-beds or cheap supermarket socks ever again. That experience taught me a great deal.


Learn for Yourself

I had to when I started as I didn’t have any kit whatsoever for at least the first month of my running journey. I didn’t even time my runs and it was only just before my first half-marathon in April 1994 that I bought some running kit and went to a running store and bought some proper training shoes. Garmin and Strava didn’t exist, and I simply enjoyed the freedom that running brought me then and still brings me today. 


I’ve learning the hard way and from my own mistakes rather than copying others.


Compression, Heel-Drop, Barefoot, etc. are purely man-made fads invented to part the ‘Keen-Runner’ from their hard-earned cash. Running should be more of an apprenticeship and to be a world-beater, takes many years not months. For me, it’s a lifetime’s work and yes, I’m still learning.


Achievements - A Place to Shine

If you are looking for a new platform to achieve then look no further. It was very much a blank canvas when I started researching athletic feats and ultra-long-distance running. My ‘detailed’ research was in fact the 1998 Guinness Book of Records and the November 1994 issue of Runner’s World. The former told me I was too slow and the latter told me that I’d actually missed the bus when it came to running ‘Ultras’. However, there were ‘Gaps’. Huge, gaping gaps – well in Treadmill Running and with folk running Multi-Day Desert Races from the UK and boy have I exploited them. Also, Meg-Day Marathon running hadn’t really been exploited and I enjoyed running the ‘Premier League Grounds’, ‘London2Lisbon’ and ‘Stoptober’ which provided a great platform to shine and built my running media profile.


Strengths & Weaknesses

I’m honest about my strengths as well as my weaknesses. I’m not Super-Human, and certainly never an Ironman, Sub-3-hour Marathon Man or Sub-40-minute 10km runner - I’m just me and I’m happy with who I am and what I’ve accomplished so far.


Life Rules

Running all those miles has given me an amazing ‘Time-Out’. A time to ‘Think’. A time to ‘Plan’ and time to ‘Process’ the world around me. It’s given me a simplistic set of ‘Life Rules’. A very simple ‘Black and White’ approach. I’m often misunderstood but I’ve already been in the hurt-locker and know how to avoid it. I’m just passing on the good news in simple honest terms. Looking in on other folk’s worlds every day in my professional career I see the same issues I had way back in 1993/4 when I’d reached my ‘Point-Zero’ and went out on that first 100 steps run to freedom and happiness. It’s out there for you too…


A New Perspective

Seeing life in 4K UHD Colour for the first time is an amazing experience. The clarity of vision and attention to detail bring a whole new dimension to one’s senses. I call it ‘Taking off the Life-Blinkers’, the ones that limit our expectations and cause regret in later years. There are races that managed to ‘Get Away’ for me.Spartathlon, Badwater, and yes, running the London Marathon every day for a year. (That’s the feat I’d really wish I’d done). But then it doesn’t matter as I’ve probably ticked more of my ‘Bucket List’ than most.


I know that my experiences have helped me overcome some huge life-issues especially when I was ill with ‘Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome’. Getting a cure for GBS is like asking for a shoe recommendation for the MDS. Everyone has an opinion and yet no one has the real answer, except me as I’ve been there and got the T-Shirt.



I’ve discovered a lot about life in the last 29 years. Regrets? Well I could have been faster. Yes, faster than my marathon PB of 3:24:21 but so much quicker to where I am in my knowledge today. A person with a better understanding both of myself and of other people. It’s taken a long time and thousands of miles to get here but I implore everyone to make the most out of their running. Be open to change, be the person you’ve always wanted to be and enjoy the whole process as much as I have.


There’s so much more to this than getting the medal…


 1,178 Marathons - 276 Ultras - 9 GWR - 16 Marathon des Sables - 1 Life







Saturday 24 February 2024

Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer

The lights are on, but you're not home

I’ve been dry for 11,007 days, that’s 30+ years to you, and it’s my proudest life-achievement to date. Ironically, the 30 years follows a 10-year period, where I used alcohol to anesthetise and mask a deep unhappiness. This led to a self-loathing where an ever-increasing alcohol intake took me closer and closer to the point of no-return and a much-shortened predicted life-expectancy.

I didn’t become addicted to alcohol overnight. However, my drinking matched my moods - ‘Highs’ were celebrated. ‘Lows’ were equally celebrated. And each were just excuse to reach out for the strong lager that became an integral part of my daily life. During that time, I did have short periods where I could abstain, but my relationship at home wasn’t right, and drinking was a problem at work too as in the late 80’s and early 90’s lunchtime drinking was quite prevalent, and the pub became my office both during and after-work.

Life took a downward spiral with alcohol helping to paper over the cracks. Rather than facing up to my depression, I simply drank more and more and found myself in a much worse state afterwards feeling more depressed and in need of yet another drink. My second son was born in August 1993 and by Christmas of that year, I realised I’d been drunk every day of his life.

This really shocked me, and I hated myself even more for that. I also hated the person looking back at me in the mirror - and I decided that I needed to change. I’d reached my ‘Point-Zero’. The all time lowest of low points where things couldn’t possibly get any worse. I thought during the Christmas Holiday period about picking the right day to start my new life, with its new rules and standards.

Who I was going to be, what I’d do with the extra time I’d now have and who would be part of my new world. It became a very exciting prospect.

When you are addicted it feels like there’s no way out, no escape and no future but on 5th of January 1994, my first day back at work after Christmas, I didn’t go to the pub as usual -  I went home with only one thought, I needed to go for a run. I felt overweight, toxic, unfit and totally ashamed as I set off on my first run of just 100 steps. Still in my work clothes and leather shoes as I had no running gear, I felt totally euphoric as I lay gasping on the pavement.

A few minutes later as I’d found my way out - the therapy that I’d use to get me through my alcohol recovery and a framework for the rest of my life.

My path out of addiction became a more of personal system upgrade where I felt although I couldn’t change the past, but I could shape the future. It started with a blank sheet of paper and I created a new me. In reality, it was more of a ‘Cold Turkey’ approach as a) I felt like I’d failed and I could no longer drink, b) professional help and medication didn’t really exist as such in 1994 c) I felt like I was on my own.

Even though the first runs were very short, running helped. It gave me a ‘time out’ to consider my future, where things had gone wrong in the past and decide who or what was enabling my addiction. My excess weight dropped off, I had a change of career and found out that I was actually good at running. My times became quicker, and the distances grew so-much-so that I ran my first marathon that November and replaced my alcohol addiction with the more positive sense of achievement that running long distances brings.

I feel very lucky to have escaped alcohol addiction all those years ago. I also feel very lucky that I can now help other people who find themselves in the same situation, whether it’s alcohol or drugs related. Being an ex-addict myself, I know how they feel and can show them what can be achieved with proper support and understanding. Feeling alone, without help and helpless only fuels the addiction cycle.

My 11,007 days will be 11,008 days tomorrow. Another piece will be added to my ‘Addiction Jigsaw’. A picture that I know will continue to grow at one piece a day for the rest of my life along with my community of clients that I now help. In my work I’ve found using social media has helped connect people and create a growing community. A community where people can share their thoughts, ideas and concerns. It also provides a platform to broadcast success, which is a vital part in showing that there is a way out of addiction to a much brighter future.

A future that you control, rather than controls you. A future where inspiration, education and investment will give everyone the opportunity of living a longer, happier life - addiction-free.

A better existence awaits…

1,178 Marathons - 276 Ultras - 9 GWR - 16 MDS - 11,007 Days' Dry

Thursday 22 February 2024

The Light Pours out of Me - Magazine

'Is this still life?'

I was speaking earlier today about how my ultramarathon career got started and unlike my clients, I didn’t start off speaking to a running mentor.

Instead, it was a copy of ‘Runner’s World’ magazine which first caught my attention and propelled me towards running even longer distances than the standard marathon of 26 miles and 385 yards. It was the November 1994 issue that really fired my imagination. It was published whilst I was training for my first London Marathon and contained a special feature on ultra-running - the task of running beyond a marathon. Inside there was a picture of an American lady called Ann Trason, and there was a feature on her running the Western States Endurance Race in America. It was that image that rocked my world. I saw that photograph of her running up the Rocky Mountains and I just thought, ‘That’s what I want to do!’

Of course, I didn’t have a clue how I’d make that dream a reality. I just saw a photo of her and thought, ‘Gosh, she looks great!’ It just looked incredible, brilliant. It was like, ‘I want some of that.’ What she was doing was totally surreal to me, it was different to anything I’d ever seen before, it was totally ‘far out’ and way beyond any running concept I had ever come across. What she was doing was also completely off my scale. 

But I just sat there looking at that amazing amount of freedom she was experiencing and thought, ‘Wow!’

There was also an article on Alberto Salazar who’d won the prestigious 56-mile Comrades Marathon in South Africa. I just saw these people and thought, ‘That’s it. That’s my destiny.’ I felt inspired to go and grab some of what they were having. I knew that it was possible if I trained really hard - having run my first marathon I’d acquired a taste for distance and knew I could go a lot further. 

From that day forwards I was hooked - I was fascinated by the concept of ultra-running and the next logical step for me was to really start upping my mileage. Not that I’d been taking running lightly up until this point - by now I was already testing myself, I’d tried a week running 10 miles a day every day - it was brilliant! I did them all in about 80 minutes. I just went and ran them. It was great. It does sound bizarre now, and I’m not being glib, it was just what I really, really wanted to do. It was the sense of freedom that it gave me. I was thinking, ‘Well, I wonder how many other people are running 10 miles a day. I wonder - is anybody else doing what I’m doing?’

My new training regime became nine miles in the morning and nine miles in the evening, four days a week. Then I’d run 20 miles on a Saturday and 20 miles on a Sunday. That’s as technical as it got. I know suddenly running all those miles sounds like I was in self-destruction mode, but I wasn’t. It was a positive mental and physical building process. Naturally, I had some initial aches and pains, like lots of runners do when they start, but my body adjusted very quickly to the new regime, and I’ve never looked back – not once.

What’s driving you forwards to achieve your dream?

1,178 Marathons - 276 Ultras - 9 GWR - 16 MDS

Monday 19 February 2024

Nosebleed - Deaftones

My-oh-my, that was a weekend to remember. Probably the worst weekend of my life, trumping GBS and previous surgeries many times over. Yes, I had Septoplasty Surgery on my nose on Friday morning.

Septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure done to straighten a deviated nasal septum – the nasal septum being the partition between the two nasal cavities. Ideally, the septum should run down the centre of the nose. When it deviates into one of the cavities, it narrows that cavity and impedes airflow. My deviated nasal septum or crooked internal nose occurred when I was 14 or so when I face-planted the gym-floor during a basketball match at school. My facial injuries were then topped by a direct whack on the bridge of my nose with a very hard basketball later in the game. It's apparently the reason why I'm partially deaf.

Well I only just had the surgery, as I nearly copped out of the procedure at the last moment when my surgeon told me of the ‘two weeks of post operative misery’ (his words) I'd have to endure and alsothat I wouldn’t be able to run, bathe or drink tea for the foreseeable future. Add to that the blocked nose and chances of failure and the 48 years I'd endured septum displacement option.

However, I did have the pressure of 40+ people in my Coleman Coaching WhatsApp Group cheering me on. Failure in that environment would be ridiculed severely and it’s only the thought of that plus a good talking to from my wife Jen, that got me calm enough to get on the theatre slab, well that and some Temazepam.

How was the surgery? 

It’s the worst thing I’ve ever made my body experience - I did have to choose to do this. Coming out of the anaesthetic with a nose that felt like it’s been pummelled by a very angry bare-knuckled Mike Tyson will hopefully give you some notion of the level of pain I endured. The nasal-pain went well past eleven along with the amount of times I said ‘Fuck!’ FUCK it hurt!!!

Maybe it would have been better if I’d read the small print about what the operation would actually be like but like most big picture thinkers, I just thought the less I knew, the easier it would be. However, 48 hours on and I'm a whole lot better than I thought I’d be and I’m off the drugs, drinking tea and have enjoyed a couple of baths without any of the expected complications.

I’m very grateful to have such a wonderful wife that nursed me (again) when the going got tough, and her wise words were needed to point me in the direction. Add some amazingly supportive messages from my friends and clients and the world is a much brighter place than it was on Friday.

Will I smell any better? Let’s hope so eh? Will I hear any better? Well only time will tell.

I am glad I did it. And I hope that if you are ever in a similar situation, you’ll man up and take the plunge into the world of the unknown. It's always a good gauge of how tough you really are I've found.

1,178 Marathons - 276 Ultras - 9 GWR - 16 MDS - One Nose

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Take it to the Limit - The Eagles

Have you reached your limit...
There are many reasons to embrace sobriety. Health concerns, personal growth aspirations, and the sheer embarrassment of always getting drunk and messing up are just a few. And if you do decide to go 0%,you’ll find the impact on your life extends far beyond the state of being abstinent. 

At its core, sobriety embodies a commitment to self-care and well-being. It represents a conscious choice to prioritise mental clarity, emotional stability, and physical health over the fleeting euphoria that alcohol brings. However, achieving and maintaining sobriety is seldom a straightforward path. It requires unwavering dedication, support, and resilience to navigate the daily challenges life throws at us and the many temptations that will be encountered along the way.


For many individuals, the journey toward sobriety begins with a moment of awakening, it did for me. A realisation of the destructive patterns and consequences associated with booze. Whether sparked by a personal crisis, a wake-up call from loved ones, or a rock-bottom experience, this moment of clarity serves as a catalyst for change. It ignites a desire for a better life and sets the stage for embarking on the arduous yet rewarding path of recovery.


The early stages of sobriety are often characterised by withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and emotional upheaval as the body and mind adjust to an alcohol-free life. This phase can be daunting and overwhelming, testing one's resolve and resilience. However, with the right support system in place, including therapy, peer groups, and working with a sponsor or coach, individuals can gradually navigate through the turbulence of withdrawal and begin to reclaim control over their lives. I had a feeling of euphoria during this period of my own recovery.


Central to the process of sobriety is self-reflection and introspection. Beyond addressing the physical dependence, it entails confronting the underlying issues and emotions that fuelled the cycle of addiction. Whether rooted in trauma, unresolved grief, low self-esteem, and mental health issues, these underlying factors must be acknowledged and addressed to foster lasting recovery.


Therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based practices offer invaluable tools for exploring coping mechanisms and behaviours. By gaining insight into the root causes of addiction and developing healthier coping strategies, individuals can cultivate resilience and empower themselves to navigate life's challenges without resorting to drinking.


Moreover, sobriety entails a holistic lifestyle overhaul encompassing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This often involves adopting healthier habits such as regular exercise, nutritious eating, adequate sleep, and stress management techniques. Engaging in meaningful activities, hobbies, and social connections can also provide a sense of purpose, fulfilment, and belonging that counteracts the void left by intoxication.


One of the most profound aspects of sobriety is the restoration of self-empowerment. As individuals shed the shackles of addiction and reclaim control of their lives, they rediscover their inherent worth, values, and aspirations. This newfound sense of self-awareness and integrity serves as a guiding light, empowering them to make conscious choices aligned with their goal of living a better existence.


Through the trials and tribulations of recovery, individuals develop resilience, humility, and empathy. They confront their limitations and vulnerabilities head-on, emerging stronger, wiser, and more compassionate in the process. 


The ripple effects of sobriety extend far beyond the individual journey, profoundly impacting relationships, families, and communities. As individuals heal and reclaim their lives, they inspire hope and serve as beacons of possibility for others struggling with addiction. By sharing their stories, offering support, and advocating for awareness and resources, they contribute to a culture of compassion, acceptance, and recovery.


In essence, sobriety is a testament to the human spirit's capacity for resilience, growth, and transformation. It’s a journey marked by courage, humility, and perseverance - a journey of reclaiming one's life, one sober day at a time and whilst the path may be fraught with challenges and setbacks, the rewards of sobriety, inner peace, and a renewed zest for life are immeasurable.

1,177 Marathons - 267 Ultras - 16 MDS - 9 GWR - 1 Life

Sunday 11 February 2024

Brain Damage - The Pink Floyd

You make the change...
In today's ever-changing world, mental focus has become a prized commodity. With endless distractions vying for our attention, mastering the art of concentration has never been more critical. Whether you're a student striving for academic excellence, a professional aiming to boost productivity, or an ultra-athlete seeking peak performance, honing your mental focus is the key to achieving your goal.

Understanding Mental Focus

Being mentally focussed directs your attention and concentration toward a specific task or goal while filtering out distractions. It involves harnessing your cognitive resources to maintain sustained attention over time, resisting temptation, and effectively managing competing demands for your attention.


The Importance of Mental Focus

1. 'Enhanced Productivity': When you can concentrate deeply on a task without being side-tracked, you can accomplish more in less time. With heightened focus, your efficiency and effectiveness skyrocket.


2. 'Improved Performance': Whether it's studying for an exam, completing a work project, or mastering a skill, focused attention is crucial for achieving optimal performance. It allows you to fully engage with the task at hand, leading to better outcomes.


3. 'Stress Reduction': Distractions can contribute to feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed. By cultivating mental focus, you can better manage stress levels and maintain a sense of calm and control even in high-pressure situations.


4. 'Enhanced Learning': Concentrated attention facilitates deeper learning and retention of information. By immersing yourself fully in the learning process, you can grasp complex concepts more effectively and retain them in your memory.


Strategies for Cultivating Mental Focus

1. 'Set Clear Goals': Clearly define your objectives before starting a task. Knowing what you want to accomplish helps direct your focus and prioritize your actions.


2. 'Manage Your Environment': Minimize distractions by creating a conducive environment for focused work. This may involve turning off notifications, finding a quiet space, or using tools like noise-cancelling headphones.


3. 'Practice Mindfulness': Incorporate mindfulness techniques, such as deep breathing or meditation, into your daily routine to train your brain to stay present and focused.


4. 'Utilise Time Management Techniques': Break tasks into bite sized chunks and allocate dedicated time slots for focused work. Techniques like the Pomodoro Technique, which involves working in short bursts with regular breaks, can help maintain concentration.


5. 'Stay Organized': Keep your workspace tidy and organise your tasks using to-do lists or productivity apps. A clutter-free environment can promote mental clarity and make it easier to stay focused.


6. 'Prioritise Single-Tasking': Multitasking can fragment your attention and reduce overall productivity. Instead, focus on one task at a time, giving it your full attention before moving on to the next.


7. 'Take Regular Breaks': Allow yourself short breaks to recharge and prevent mental fatigue. Taking pauses can rejuvenate your focus and prevent burnout over extended periods of work.


Mastering mental focus is a skill that requires practice and perseverance, but the rewards are immense. By honing your ability to concentrate deeply on tasks, you can unlock your full potential, achieve greater productivity, and experience heightened levels of performance and fulfilment in all areas of your life. 


Incorporate these strategies into your daily routine, and watch as your ability to focus improves, empowering you to accomplish more with clarity and purpose.

1,177 Marathons - 276 Ultras - 16 MDS - 9 GWR - One Mind

Sunday 4 February 2024

Change - Tears for Fears

I love writing about ‘Change’ and the whole ‘Change Process’. And although I’m into my sixties, I’m still happy to try out new things and engage with fresh ideas and technology. Just because I’ve been on the planet for some time now, it doesn’t have to limit my thought process. I’m not old, I’m just more experienced. And with that in my mind, I feel still very much open to change.

You see, change shapes our personal journeys, society, and the world at large. It’s a powerful force that evokes excitement and trepidation, as it disrupts familiar routines and introduces the unknown. Change has the potential to redefine our perspectives, challenge our comfort zones, and pave the way for innovation and growth.


As an ever-present phenomenon that manifests itself in various forms throughout our lives, change can be sudden and unexpected, such as a career shift or a significant life event. Alternatively, it can be gradual and evolutionary, like the natural progression of technology. Change can also be initiated internally, through personal choices and self-reflection, or externally by economic, or environmental factors.


One of the fundamental aspects of change is its ability to challenge our comfort zones. It forces us to confront our fears, adapt to new circumstances, and embrace uncertainty. While change can be uncomfortable and intimidating, it is often through these transformative experiences that we discover our true potential and resilience.


Change also invites us to challenge our preconceived notions and expand our perspectives. By exposing ourselves to diverse experiences and perspectives, we gain a deeper understanding of the world and develop empathy and compassion for others. Change enables us to overcome limitations and transcend boundaries, empowering us to become more adaptable, open-minded, and resilient individuals.


By embracing change, we become active participants in shaping our own destiny.


Resistance to change often stems from fear of the unknown and the desire to maintain stability and familiarity. However, by resisting change, we limit our potential and hinder our ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Embracing change allows us to embrace uncertainty, learn from our failures, and cultivate a mindset of continuous growth and improvement.


Change is an integral part of life that empowers us to transcend our limitations, explore new horizons, and contribute to the betterment of society. By embracing change, we unlock our true potential, foster personal growth, and drive societal progress. While change may be intimidating, its rewards are immeasurable. 

So let us embrace change with open hearts and open minds, for it’s through change that we find the courage to transform ourselves and shape the world around us.

1,177 Marathons - 276 Ultras - 16 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records - 1 Life