Favourite Posts of 2012

Like many people, I’m going to have a look back at the year that was, however I’m going to do it in blog format and pick my favourite posts of the year.

– By far my favourite has to be this one – I’ve only gone and bloody done it – posted soon after completing my Windermere swim.
– I then followed it up with a full report of the swim – Windermere report.



– This post about needing a canoe turned out to be a very important one too as it helped me to find Jon, who canoed for me at Bala, and also helped to persuade my friend Lucy to canoe for me at Coniston (read her summary here).

– Outside of the training though a few other posts made the grade – this one about me falling in love again has a lot of personal resonance as you would expect, while this post about a Caitlin Moran piece in the paper was the first wider post I wrote.

However, it’s not all about me. Part of the process of creating this blog has been getting into the community of bloggers out there writing about similar stuff, so here’s some of my favourites from their posts.

– Firstly Chatter, who has used the training and the blog to make a massive difference to his life and lifestyle. He may well have replaced previous addictions for these new fitness ones, but read this to see the impact it has made – First 5k.

– Another person that has used training and blogging to change their life is triingtosurvive. Read this post about her accepting a blogging award (that I nominated her for) to get a feel for her.

– Another person I enjoy reading is Sligowarriorqueen and her laid-back view on life – this is a great post that sums her up well.

– While if you want to read about a real swimmer visit Ellathemermaid’s blog, this is a great post about the dedication required for her to achieve her goal of swimming the English Channel.

– While another blog I like to read is Tri Fatherhood and this post dedicated to his kids remembering their premature birth is simply amazing.

Finally, a couple of other places I’d love you to visit are the new websites for the companies I run (which I’m very proud of – the companies and the websites) – this one for Joshua PR and this one for BoothChat.

See you in 2013!



Filed under Cycling, Motivation, Running, Swimming, Thoughts

4 responses to “Favourite Posts of 2012

  1. Thank you for the mention. I have really enjoyed being a part of the bloggers of accountability(my term for motivation fitness bloggers) this year. I truly have been motivated by your blog and so many others out there and have truly enjoyed all the interaction. I am really looking forward to what is coming about in 2013. Happy New Year, love this space on the interwebs!!! Thanks for sharing some blogs, love finding new ones, even though I read quite a few of those you mention:)

  2. Thanks for tagging me in this post! I love your blog. 🙂 I’ll definitely have to check out these other blogs you’ve put in here! Happy New year!

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