Post Tagged with: "Sport"

End of the Season

8th November 2017 6 min to read

End of the Season

Category : BODY, FITNESS, GYM, LIFE, SPORT

I met Emily about a month ago at a kid’s birthday party.  That’s where we, parents, meet up these days… or during the coffee shop for morning fix. She asked if I would be okay to type an end of season blog having written my first one at the start of the season around February/March. To be honest I’ve been trying to find...

A Step Back from Sport

24th April 2017 4 min to read

A Step Back from Sport

Category : LIFE

Just over a month ago my father-in-law was diagnosed with late stage Motor Neurone Disease (MND). For anyone who doesn’t know MND is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. The messages gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads to weakness and wasti...

Towards A Better Me: Part 8

16th March 2017 4 min to read

Towards A Better Me: Part 8

Category : FITNESS, LIFE

The First Race   This week finished with the first milestone of this journey the Castleconnell 5 k run.   Sunday morning, I was up early for the race. Rushing because I was supposed to be on the road at 9am as I was meeting my sisters at 11am in Castleconnell. Thankfully(?) Pierre was injured and could not run his Ballycotton ...

Towards A Better Me: Part 6

13th February 2017 7 min to read

Towards A Better Me: Part 6

Category : BODY, FITNESS, LIFE

Back in the Saddle   Last week I let pain and fear throw me. But this is a new week, and it’s time to get back in the saddle. As I said before, it’s a marathon not a sprint. It is ok to fall down, it’s human. What is important is that you pick yourself back up and try again. So, I am dusting myself and getting back on ...

Rowing After Rio

18th August 2016 3 min to read

Rowing After Rio

Category : SPORT

The dust is settling on the 2016 Olympics. We wait now for another four years for the the world to be swept up again. But this year was different for me and for all Irish rowers. This year we broke down walls and built up belief.   Rowing is a sport that goes relatively unnoticed in Ireland. It’s not in the big leagues lik...

20th June 2016 3 min to read

Ice Hockey: Spectator Sports

Category : SPORT

With the Euros on and everybody in my office talking about it, I got to thinking. I’ve never been much of a spectator of “normal” sports. I’ve tried them on the tv, my poor dad’s dragged me to them live. I’ve even had a Roy Keane No. 6 t-shirt for that World Cup where he got himself fucking thrown ...

5 ways to get through an erg session without wanting to kill yourself!

8th March 2016 3 min to read

5 ways to get through an erg session without wanting to kill yourself!

Category : LIFE, SPORT

If you’ve ever been on an erg/rowing machine you know that it’s a motherfupper of a thing! A tool of pure torture, discomfort and also sheer boredom. If you’re a rower you’ll have spent the winter months having arguments with yourself about whether to actual sit on one or not and then cursing yourself when you...

Changing my life and getting fit…

16th November 2015 4 min to read

Changing my life and getting fit…

Category : RANT, SPORT

This is a post I wrote about 8 months ago on my old blog. I’m reposting it because a) it’s a topic close to my heart and b) weightloss and changing one’s fitness has not been addressed yet and I feel it’s important. So on that note I hope you enjoy this post 🙂  PS: Image was taken by the super talented Cor...

Sport:  Hooked for Life

10th September 2015 3 min to read

Sport: Hooked for Life

Category : SPORT

What is it about exercise that makes it so addictive? Addictive in a good way though. Is there such thing as a good addiction? I believe there is. For as long as I can remember I have been playing something or doing some form of exercise. The addiction started from a young age. We lived in Dublin until I was nine and so there was a...

Sport: Becoming lightweight…

11th August 2015 2 min to read

Sport: Becoming lightweight…

Category : RANT, SPORT

So as you might already know I’m a rower. It’s a tough sport but oddly addictive! We are currently on a break. The season has ended, we’re resting our sore bodies but also thinking of next season. It’s important for us to rest but not to get complacent during these restful weeks off. Come September, we are bac...

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