With less than 3 weeks left in the year many people will be sitting back and taking stock of the year.  Did they complete the challenges they set themselves,  can they hit their target in the next couple of weeks? They might have a list of short, medium or long term goals drawn up for the next 12 months.

A lot of people think that by giving up everything that they will somehow achieve results.  I don’t believe in giving up anything.  I recommend taking up something and see how it changes you.

I have one or two things in mind to challenge myself for 2018.

Great to see so many runners out there even if the temperatures have dropped.  I would recommend wearing a high vis vest.

My next running workshop is on Saturday 13th  January in the sportsdome behind Salerno.

Its suitable for all level of runners.

If you have been running for a while and are struggling with your breathing I can show you a technique to correct this.

If you have been suffering with aches,pains and injuries I can examine your stride and posture to help you achieve better results.

Full details are online.  I also have gift vouchers available.

Damien Browne was due to leave La Gomera on his Atlantic rowing challenge but it looks like the race has been delayed until Thursday.

What kind of challenges are you going to set yourself for 2018?

I think the key is to keep it straightforward and achievable.

Learn to cook.

Dust off the bike and go for a spin around the lake.

Learn to swim.

Learn to dance?

Tick 5km run  off the list.

I have 6 counties left to run in.  I need to make a plan to achieve this.

Yesterday I hit the 1500 mile mark for the year.  I’m still hopeful of hitting the 1600 mile mark by the 31st.

Last week I was talking to Patrick Mercie about his latest challenge.  Noel McCarthy and himself will be running 11 marathons in 11 days in each county of Connacht and Munster in aid of Croi.  I should be joining them for at least one day.  Check them out on Facebook 11 marathons 11 counties 11 days.

There are some great spinning classes on in the sportsdome full details on www.sportsdome.ie

If you are interested in personal training,  running workshops,  circuit classes or private running sessions please get in touch.