Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Blowin' Free - Wishbone Asn

Lyric:- in your schemes you can only try - Powell, Turner, Turner & Upton.

Song Choice:- I made a list of my top ten albums and the 1972 Wishbone Ash's Argus of course made the cut. Blowin' Free is such a great song and it's harmonies of voice and guitar are just priceless.

I was listening to Argus over and over again during my three flights back from The Seychelles. Apart from it's triumphant recording the album has such a positive feeling that mad some pretty hideous air travel a lot more pleasurable.

It also hailed an end to a journey and a return to Wales to get back coaching folk to live out their dreams.

Let the games begin as I'm back and ready for action!

More tomorrow...

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Once in a lifetime - Talking Heads

Lyric:- 'And you may find yourself in another part of the world' - Byrne

Song Choice:- Too good to miss this Is how I think of this 12" version of the Talking a Heads 1980 classic.

The trip to Paradise ends tomorrow and the long journey back to Caerdydd begins.

It's been a journey of discovery and a sixteen day retreat from the everyday life we all have to endure so that we can experience adventure every once in a while.

We can't go climbing Everest every day and I'm not sure if that would be the ultimate high that would satisfy my demands on adventure.

Just having the desire and the dream might just do that...

Look for adventure, plan and make sure you do it as life is a very precious commodity...

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Listening Wind - Talking Heads

Lyric:- He thinks the time is surely now or never - 'Byrne, Weymouth, Eno, Frantz and Harrison'.

Song Choice:- I bought this album when it came out in October 1980 and love the Byrne and Eno musical collaboration. This combined with the slick bass and drums Talking Head trademarks and the song had me mesmerised and still has some thirty-four years on.

My theme for the day is all about listening...one of my big things right now and i often meet folk that seem to have more mouths than ears. I love the old adage that God gave us two ears and one mouth etc.

I listen a lot nowadays...obviously to my clients needs but just like anyone else I need people to listen to me too. Thankfully they do and I feel grateful that they use my expertise and knowledge to help them thru their darker moments or on their journey to their next goal or achievement.

My past two of days of scribblings, memoirs, ramblings or however you'd describe them might be more of a loud hailer than a love letter to running judging by the amount of Pink Exercise Book I've already consumed.

It's proving to be a brilliant trip down memory lane so far and if I can ever type it up it might make it easier for folk to hear what makes me tick...or tock maybe.

Well there's hope isn't there? Like Byrne says it's now or never...

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Paperback Writer - The Beatles

Lyric:- Dear Sir or Madam would you read my book - Lennon & McCartney

Track choice:- My favourite Beatles song and one where McCartney's bass playing really stands out. The Beatles at their best if you ask me.

I became the paperback writer I've been threatening to be for the past few years today and summoned up my creative juices to write what I can only describe as a 'Love Letter' to the last twenty years of my life.

It's not a heavy, I did this then I did that kind of tomb, as that would be very boring - it's more of a 'How to' but not a handbook rather a 'this is how I did it and you can do it too' book. Is that clear? I hope it is and I'll keep you posted with the writing, editing and publishing.

So far it encompasses a few pages written in long hand in a bright pink A4 exercise book I bought in Birmingham Airport just for the task.

I'm no JK Rowling and my book won't peak on Amazon but if I train you or you want to get to know how I really see the world, then it's pages might be of interest.

I'll be back on the case later and hoping not to get writers block, as the words are just flowing onto the blank pages in a massive mind dump as all the different stages of my running career come to mind.

My hope is to convey how I feel about running and the massive effect it's made on my life and can for you too.

The proof will be there to be read when I've cracked out the rest of the writing. A few more days here and a couple of flights will get me further down the line...

It's really got my creativity going...and it feels great to finally get how I think down on paper.

More from my loopy old world tomorrow...

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

School - Supertramp

Lyric:- 'Don't let it get too dark'...

Song Choice:- I listened to this brilliant long forgotten Supertramp triumph of a track on my eleven mile run along the Coast of Praslin this afternoon.

It was a coincidence of a song as it's one of my old school friends 53rd birthday today which means I've known him for over forty years - bugger me!

Recently our old Headmaster Mr Pratt died and on a visit to my old school last year all of my old teachers has left or died and their villainous 'Pink Floyd Teacher like ways' had gone with them. I was told it was the end of an era.

Headteachers are a lot nicer type nowadays I'm told and young people are treated much more respect than we were.

We didn't turn out too badly though and if I had my time again I'd try a whole lot harder - easy with a bucket of hindsight but I reckon I could get quite a few A*s if I had another go...not so sure about Latin but I'd give the others a good go.

Then again if I had been a real swot, I wouldn't have been running in The Seychelles today so it can't be all that bad...

More tomorrow...

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward

Lyric:- Through autumn's golden gown - Wayne

Song Choice - Probably the best concept album ever? (well it's debatable I suppose) but this song always come to mind when I see Autumn's arrival and Hayward's voice is both beautiful and haunting...

The Autumnal Equinox marks the transition from Summer towards the cold and dark days of a British Winter for me. A million miles away from where I am today - don't get me wrong as it's Autumn here and the leaves are much bigger and redder than back home and it's transition time here too...

I've decided to be really positive about heading back into the cold days of the UK and think about the things I love about the winter months. Firstly running without losing half of ones body weight in sweat will be most welcome and is there a better feeling of sitting by a big log fire toasting your feet after a long walk out on a very cold and frosty day? The Plough and Harrow Pub at Monknash has just the job!

It's not all over yet and luckily there will be four weeks before the clocks go back and it's back to hours of nipple grating power hours of getting the interval miles in the tank in the gym for next years racing.

Until then I'm going to enjoy kicking my way through the Autumn leaves both out here and back home. I'm back out on the road here tomorrow and looking forward to seeing more of paradise before the long journey back to Caerdydd...

Will I be needing my fleece on Monday? ;-)

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Monday, 22 September 2014

Steam - Peter Gabriel

Lyric:- Get a life with the dreamers dream - Gabriel

Song Choice:- Superhero PG at his mad genius best...

Three, Two, One and back in the Room. Yep I can safely say that La Digue is part of a parallel universe in another time and space dimension and although only fifteen minutes from Praslin by ferry a million light years from normality. If you are looking to 'find' yourself there's no better place.

Finding my way around Praslin was a whole lot busier than La Digue. Less bikes but more buses and motorcycles (about 2 of each in reality) as I ran during 'rush hour' today. (The word Rush is not in the dictionary in the Seychelles btw).

My tem miles, five out and back, were three horizontal, two vertical repeated. Yes, they have the biggest mother hills you have EVER encountered along the coast towards Zimbabwe. Nope not another time warp, an actual place of the same name on a 50% gradient hill repeat you couldn't possibly do repeats on as it's just too steep.

I did find the best house do far of this holiday and if the lottery comes my way - then I know where to buy. An extraordinary mountain topped mansion overlooking the coast and the most perfect beach you could imagine.

It's a Bacardi Ad, Rockband Video & Holiday Brochure Special all rolled into one.

Today's run has also inspired me to try and have a crack at bettering my 50+ marathon PB of 3:37 at last years Abingdon. I'm not sure if there's enough of 2014 left to speed me up in time but January is a possibility.

It will be interesting to see how much this couple of weeks hard running in paradise will make to my performance back home.

If you're in the same boat maybe we can help each other smash a few time barriers - let me know your thoughts and I'll ponder on it for a while on the beach tomorrow :-)

More then...

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band

Lyric:- My motto's always been, when it's right it's right...

Song Choice:- Well it's officially 1976 in The Seychelles as I heard this ditty in one in one of its supermarkets today - The original version I have to tell you from a long lost summer many, many years ago when I was just fourteen. Ah that long hot summer...

Anyway I had to choose carefully to pick out a line in the song that wasn't too 70s Soft Porn Risque...How did all that rubbing, sparking and sky rockets in flight get past old Mary Whitehouse back then? It's very provocative!

If you've got this on your MP3 player, presumably you are using it at the end of races to get you to the finish and onto a cold shower very soon afterwards. This song could be the next natural performance enhancer!

I'm not sure though as I heard it, headed for the beach and promptly fell asleep for a couple of hours in the Seychelles Warm Sunshine. But that's men all over I suppose.

I'll keep the Afternoon Delight for when I'm back in the UK...it can be my new secret weapon and use it wisely.

More tomorrow...I think the sun is getting to me...

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

The light pours out of me - Magazine

'Time flies, Time Crawls' - Devoto

I think there's a Time And Relative Dimension In Seychelles - we'll call it the TARDIS effect and unlike the blue call box prop in my home town of Cardiff this one is totally real.

Strange stuff happens here, the clocks go backwards or don't even move at all and then it's suddenly sundown on yet another day in paradise.

Sure climbing the highest peak on La Digue takes time to conquer its 333m summit but all morning? Well in the TARDIS it does.

Just buying a few items in the local shop takes hours and everyone you see here moves in slow motion.

As for me lighting up the world out here, it's already fully illuminated and more than the one 60 watt bulb it already has would ruin the place. Even my iPhone is a bit bright.

Tomorrow, well that's another day and I won't be wasting vital energy thinking about it right now in case I upset the calmness out here...

Also time is a very precious commodity...not only here but everywhere and it's far too easy to wish your life away.

Maybe you need a TARDIS too! Where and what would you do?

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Wish you were here - The Pink Floyd

Lyrics:- Running over the same old ground ' - Waters & Gilmour

Track Choice:- The title track from Floyd's 1975 album has LONG been one of my favourite pieces of classic progressive rock. Hearing this today whilst running on 'Castaway Beach' seemed the perfect holiday message to loved ones back home...as it's a shame you're not here to witness the outstanding beauty of this paradise island.

Then again, I was thinking more Danny Boyle and his 127 hours where I went on to run and climb over massive granite boulders through the rain forest styled coastal path, if that pictures it for you. One slip and I'd have been jam...it was very exciting and totally baking hot too.

I'm getting used to the heat though and it will be interesting to see the effect of training in 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 85 percent humidity for a couple of weeks. I'm loving my running right now SO much.

Today's been all about feeling and seeing good positive stuff and after as after you could be a 'lost soul swimming in a fish bowl' and that just wouldn't do would it Clare?

More tomorrow from Coleman-World. :-)

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Hey You - The Pink Floyd

Lyric :- Out there on the a Road - Waters

Track Choice:- I played most of the album during today's run on the island of La Digue which is about 25 miles (scary flight plus scary ferry crossing ) from the main island of Mahe in the Seychelles.

I'm now officially the fastest thing ever to move on the island where everything and everyone is in s l o w m o t i o n...even the water in the taps comes out slower than normal over here! We are talking S L O W but then again why hurry as there is nothing to hurry for.

It's paradise for sure and the island is so small there are only a few taxis and trucks on the road which can't be bad but it makes up for it with thousands push-bikes instead to liven up any run. They are simply everywhere and there's no cycling proficiency test here...

Anyway, I'm going to head for the hills tomorrow where the bikes can't go and get in some safer mileage without Team Sky in tow.

More then...

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

American Dream - Jakarta

Lyric:- 'You bring new meaning to the word delicious' - Lee, Newman et Al...

Track Choice:- This is from one of my favourite films, American Beauty and listening to it whilst bashing out yet another ten was a fantastic running experience. I just simply love this song...

I say 'running experience' as it was more like a 'swimming experience' in the torrential tropical rain the Seychelles had on offer today.

I didn't mind as I'd been looking forward to getting back out on the road all day. It's the best form of tourism if you ask me...

Anyway, it was the last run on Mahe and tomorrow it's of to La Digue on a tiny plane and ferry to an island where laps might be needed to get one's mileage into double figures.

Let's hope it's as delicious as Mahe :-)

More tomorrow from 'Roryworld'...

It's a strange old place!

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Location:Chemin Anse Soleil,,Seychelles

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Do anything you want to do - Thin Lizzy

Lyric:- They'll insinuate, intimidate and complicate you - Lynott

Track choice:- I listened hard to these lyrics on my coastal 10 miler here on The Seychelles today, I had to as I was at max heart rate in places and totally drenched in a sea of my own sweat.

Thank heavens for the twin lead guitars of Gary Moore and Scott Gorham to push me along as most of the route today was brutal in the near 100% humidity.

The song and my running today underlines to me that one needs adventure, a dream, a desire, a yearning to do something that isn't just boringly ordinary. Life's for living and being here in paradise without my usual 50mb connection, I've gone into 'Pensivemode'...oh yes a dangerous Coleman State of Mind when there is just a little too much time to let my brain dream up the next big thing.

Do you have exciting plans for your future? Or are you being intimidated or complicated as Lynott puts it. There are too many folk IMO who just don't get IT. I got it today on my dream 10 miler today.

I was both mentally and physically challenged, tested and slow cooked at 80+ degrees for 100 minutes but do you know what...it felt bloody awesome.

I might just do it all again tomorrow if I can get rehydrated enough in time.

Are you doing what you want to do or playing someone else's tune?

Please let me know ;-)

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers - Genesis

Track Choice:- This and the next track on their 1977 album 'Wind and Wuthering', 'In that quiet earth' are the last words in the Bronte Classic which seemed quite apt today as I ran in monsoon conditions on the wettest ever day I've ever experienced.

Then again it's warm rain and my ten miler was the highlight of the day. Even in the rain, I found a fantastic beach that took my breath away...this is an amazing place.

More amazing was the post run swim on a totally deserted beach in a warm sea in the rain. Not many folk did that here today.

I'm so glad I did...more tomorrow if my kit has dried out a snidge...

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sweet Talkin' Woman - ELO

Lyric:- 'You got me runnin' run run' - Lynne

Track Choice:- Everyone had ELO's Out of the Blue Album back in 1978 and this was a catchy old number from the Brummie Rockers. I saw on the news the band were out of the old folks home today playing in Hyde Park. Now that sounds like a concert not to miss!

Sadly I had to as I'm in The Seychelles now having a monster break enjoying the late summer sunshine and awesome beaches of this remarkable 'Paradise Island'.

The thirty degree heat and the 88% humidity made this evenings opener for five miles turn into a very sweaty affair cooled down only by a swim in the wonderfully clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

I'm going to crack out a few more miles tomorrow and I might play a bit of The Best of ELO as I run along. I will need my eyes and ears though to avoid wayward drivers as my limited investigations on tonight's run found a few erratic locals behind the wheel.

I'm not too worried as I can now cater for most eventualities now my suitcase has caught up with me from it's extra night's stay in a Dubai. I don't know why I was worried as I always overpack and I reckon the t-shirt and shorts I was wearing had at least a week of heavy duty exercise in them...

Anyway it's the middle of the night here now (10pm!!!) and I need a lot more sleep before I go to sleep on the beach tomorrow...

It's a tough old world...Especially if you are A Wild West Hero...
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Friday, 12 September 2014

The The - Good Morning Beautiful

Lyric:- Ask yourself, whose voice is it that whispers unto you? - Johnson

Song Choice:- This is The The at their scariest and blackest best in my opinion and the very first time I heard it, I loved it. It was back in my very dark days of 1991 and the little voice talking to me then wasn't giving me the best of life instructions I can tell you. I felt then and still do that the lyrics highlight life's negativity and ones path to righteousness...see what you think...by listening here.

It's far too easy to give into negative thoughts and people if it comes to that and become downtrodden and boring. The thing is we try and do things for the right reason sometimes and can end up becoming a crowd-pleaser. I found out today that one of my clients has the big C and he partner seems more worried that there will be a break in housekeeping duties during her illness instead of being caring, supportive and possibly loving at this particular worrying point in life. 

Talk about someone needing a good box up the bracket!

It does make me wonder though if we should sometimes shout more than whisper and maybe shout louder if we're not being heard. At 52 I'm getting better at letting my feelings be known and letting my voice do the talking. It's very refreshing.

Is it time you shouted 'From the tops of your city roofs?'

More tomorrow...

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Red Shoes - Kate Bush

Lyric:- 'And this curve, is your smile, and this cross, is your heart, and this line, is your path - Bush

Track Choice:- This track has really gold hold of my running heart right now and Kate's wonderful lyrics and clever music really drove me through the last minutes of my endless hour on the treadmill tonight.

This song is about a girl that puts on an enchanted pair of shoes and can't stop dancing until the spell is broken. Yes, I know it's a bit whacky but we are talking Kate Bush here...

I heard the song while drowning in a sea of my own sweat and tears. It made me wonder how I would cope with a pair of training shoes that just went on running when my legs wanted to stop. It's a weird concept and one that I find quite scary as I'm very claustrophobic but I reckon it could come in handy on the MdS!

I just crave danger and it's a bit like a box that says 'Don't Open' on it...I'm far too inquisitive not to look I'm afraid and I think you have to have a bit of faith and jump in with both feet sometimes...if you're a regular reader or really know me...you'd know that already about me already.

Take a listen yourself and if you already have Red Shoes, Blue Shoes or even Pink High Heels...put 'em on and your dream will come true!

More tomorrow...Now where are my heels?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ordinary World - Duran Duran

Lyric:- 'And as I try to make my way to the ordinary world' - Le Bon, Rhodes, Taylor, Robbins & Cuccurullo

Song Choice:- I've always had a soft spot for these 'Brummie Boys' and it's amazing to think they crafted such a wonderful song as this. It really has it all listen for yourself...1993 it seems like only yesterday.

Mines been more of an 'Extraordinary World' since 1993 and this song always makes me think of those who feel safe and secure doing the same things, year in year out. I wish I was more like that but in 'Roryworld' there's always a mountain to climb or a fresh challenge on the horizon to keep me focussed and firing on all cylinders. No two days are ever the same!

Everyday I meet people who are looking for an 'Extraordinary World' and just need a push to take the plunge and dive into a whole new ocean. As a coach, it's wonderful to be part of that persons transformation watching them grow in confidence and helping them become the person they've always wanted to be.

'Roryworld' isn't so bad you know... Do you live on your own planet or stuck on Planet Earth? (see what I did there with the Duran Duran ref.)

Anyway more tomorrow...I'm off to the gym!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Watercolour - Pendulum

Lyric:- 'Feed the fire, break your vision, throw your fists up, come on with me' - Thompson

Song Choice:- I became aware of the Aussie Drum and Bass Group last year (cheers Nathan Williams for the tip-off) and instantly loved their deep bass and heavy synth-lead sound. My neighbour Pauline must love 'em as my 200w Sub gets a full work-out every time I play them.

Listen for yourself and see if you get them too...I was listening to this track on my iPod as I bumped into one of my friends on their way to the gym this evening. We'll call him 'Nick' but he knows who he is...

Anyway, he didn't look too full of beans and with a mega-long race fast approaching this month that he told me he felt totally FLAT about the prospect of just surviving the experience rather than performing at his best.

IN HIS CASE, I RECKON THIS RACE FOR HIM IS NUTS...I believe he does too as that's what he disclosed to me. Now whether he takes heed of me, himself or any of your comments, then I'll be surprised as it's hard not to race when one's paid the entry and made a public declaration that you are undertaking your next ULTRA feat.

I've prescribed him a 'back-to-basics-lets-start-running-again-from-the-beginning-when-I-used-to-enjoy-it-get-out-of-jail-free-card' so I wonder if my offer will be more tempting than a disappointing race performance.

I do but what would you do if you were Nick OR you are the real NICK yourself? 

I feel really uptight about this one as he could be a great runner..'breaking his vision' would make a massive difference I know'...

More from Cryptic Coleman tomorrow...

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Runaway - Jamiroquai

Lyric:- Can you feel it? - Kay, Harris & Johnson

Song Choice:- Hear it here and see what you've been missing all these years if JK passed you by. I LOVE the groove of this song and it always lifts my mood and gets my feet going. Shame he's disappeared as some of his work is simply amazing...

Anyway, my feet have been going ten-to-the-dozen for the past two days without JK's help and I've clocked up well over 50 miles with two great Marathon des Sables 2015 Runners. It's taken me to 91 miles banked this week and a hefty 12224Kcals lopped off my waistline.

My legs don't feel too distressed and I'm going to lift some weights tomorrow as well as catch up on some missed sleep during the Italian Grand Prix...

Life's good eh? Can you feel it too?

Timewave - New Beginnings

Track Choice:- One of my favourite pieces of music and my version of a well deserved end of week big glass of wine. Listen here and just let all your weeks woes simply ease away...

And boy I think I've deserved it and there's yet another 26.2 miles to crack in tomorrow when hopefully there will be less of a Police state in down-town Caerdydd to negotiate.

Actually it was all over by 11am and the main part of the city was wonderfully silent unlike the Docks which had a massive warships, squadrons of helicopters buzzing around and most of the British Police-force on duty in light blue caps mingling with the General Public in a strangle kind of PR exercise.

However bonkers it looked no doubt it will all be worth it...

Hopefully all my uplifted training will be too and what with my uplifted speed training and my weight-loss campaign in full flow, who knows where it will all lead.

Probably to a good sleep in front of the Grand Prix on Sunday...Nothing's Better eh?

More tomorrow...

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Breathe - The Pink Floyd

Lyric:- 'Breathe, breathe in the air' - Gilmour, Waters & Wright

Track Choice:- The hairs on my neck always stand up when I hear this amazing Floyd song. Off their Dark Side album, it's them at their depressing and monumental best :-) 

Anyway, as for a change, I ran a fast 5 miler to get me out of my current Long Slow Distance frame of running and really enjoyed the whole 40 minute experience. 

It's some time since I put my pedal to the metal and I really zipped along in the last 3 miles hitting sub 7 minute miles on a couple of occasions. Oh yes, there's life in the old dog yet!

So, here goes...I'm really going to have a go at smashing my training during September! Learning to Breathe and Breathe in the Air and go for it.

Have I lost my mind or found salvation? 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Short and Sweet - David Gilmour

Lyric:- 'Seeking to justify the part you play' - Gilmour

Song Choice:- I bought this album in 1978 when it first came out and played it to death. We used to play in on the car cassette player in my Dad's Marina. Gilmour's haunting lyrics and brilliant playing made for some great air guitar back then for a young 16 year old Master Coleman. It was heady stuff!!!

The lyrics spoke volumes for me today as I spoke with SO many clients about their lives and their work. The common theme was about finding ones worth, not in the monetary sense (as money eventually doesn't push everyone's buttons), but trying to find the ones value in this big bad world of ours. If you find that, you find tranquillity...it's a BIG journey.

I try my hardest to get my clients to see that journey, see what they're really capable of and take them a whole new level of living the dream.

It works too... Even I'm really trying to live the dream right now and I'm working hard to get in shape for The Druid Challenge in November by getting a good couple of months under my belt. Sometimes it takes time and the time has to be right to jump off the cliff and go for that dream.

I'm still dreaming...are you? 

How 'Short and Sweet' was that?...

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

3 Doors Down - Love me when I'm gone

Lyric:- 'Somewhere in this darkness' - Roberts, Harrell, Henderson, Ochs, Arnold & Mathers

Track Choice:- I heard this track during a TV show this evening and instantly loved it. It was just one of those occasions where the song fitted the show and pressed all my 'music love' buttons at once. Until this evening I hadn't heard of this band but what a great surprise. Have a listen yourself and see if you get your 'music love buttons' pressed too.

Do you see what I mean or do you think it sucks? When I go to an art gallery I always ask one of the guides to tell me which one painting they'd would take home with them and why as I'm interested in their opinion. It's fascinating that they ALWAYS jump at the chance of telling me their choice.

People always ask me why I run and I haven't got a clearly defined answer apart from that I love it and have done from my very first jog some 20 years ago. 

I wonder if I'll love the 3 Doors Down track in 20 years?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Patience - Take That

Lyric:- 'Just try and have a little patience yeah' - Barlow, Owen, Donald, Orange & Shanks

Song Choice:- A bit of a sing-a-long-an-ultra track for me but the quality of the Barlow singing and how well the lyrics are wrapped around the music is exceptionally well done. I do love a bit of Take That!

The word 'PATIENCE' is the hook to this platinum seller and the word that I speak most to my clients as some want to go from Zero-to-Hero in just a few short weeks.

Things don't just magically change. It wouldn't be a good thing anyway as the process of change from being Person A to Person B takes T, the magical ingredient TIME.

The three month period that I plan ahead with my clients does make huge changes BUT there's a MASSIVE benefit if there's a 12-24 month bigger picture. Having that vision and overview makes the NOW much more relevant.

It makes for better results and much higher achievements and satisfaction as there's nothing worse than being in the 'Running Rut' of same races and slower results.

Have you got a plan?