Do we need to experience something to understand it?

Speaking from a physiotherapy perspective that is; I was reading an interesting thread the other day from a Physio (who I don’t know) about the importance of having a good squat/dead lift/etc to help improve his patient’s experience. I can’t say I agree. Patient experience is sometimes enhanced by a therapist’s experience but am I…

Mini tour from Bideford. No, Barnstaple

I’m always looking for fun things to do – luckily I enjoy many things; climbing, running, reading books, watching films, cycling, playing computer games, dog walking, hanging out with said dog, chillin, etc. But I really do enjoy mini adventures. 2 days in the saddle (which, out turns out of the wrong kind of saddle…

How to run an ultramarathon Part 11 – start again if you have to

A massively knackered back (cracked disc I think) led to an eight month lay off long distance running and forcedme to address the obvious that I was doing something wrong. To run long distance, I ran long distances. I gotto about 30 miles and my body said – NO. So this time I’m doing things…

Fun Quiz

Here’s me one year ago. My top grade was 6b. Can you guess what grade this climb was? No prizes for the winner.

It’s not you, it’s your therapist…. probably

I thought I’d put up some reasons NOT to visit a physio/chiro/osteo. If these things have happened to you or are happening, it might be worth going to see someone else. 1. They don’t take all your personal details, neither do they ask you to sign consent and a GDPR waiver. For physios these are…

Beginner doesn’t mean boring

I had a fun weekend running an Intro to outdoor rock climbing course for Rock and Sun. Typically a few top ropes are thrown down and some coaching is delivered. I like these courses; they’re fun and easy. Not so this weekend. Well, it was fun but not easy. All 6 climbers were of different…

How to run an ultramarathon Part 10 – don’t get a bad back

I suppose the message I’m going to try to get across is that motivation is more than just being keen. Yes, I’ve had a bad back for 6 weeks. That’s no training for 6 weeks apart from occasional gym as pain allows! Yes, I’ve been a pain in the arse (according to lovely wife) but…

I did wonder

I’ve always wondered what I looked like when working (I haven’t). My weekend clients duly obliged. Fun day. A bit damp.