Off Season, Rehab & Fitness

Before I started playing cricket again I wrote about my concerns regarding my fitness levels and how well my body would cope, and throughout the season I documented in my …

2019: The Year Ahead

As we leave 2018 behind: our 18th consecutive Christmas and New Year in Almerimar, Spain, and start to look forward to 2019, in what at least must be described as …

Garmin Forerunner 225

I suspect the Garmin Forerunner 225 is going to be my next bit of technology when it becomes available mid July. I have been using (on and off) the Garmin …

Garmin Vivosmart

I have been considering a wearable device for a while and have posted before about wearable guides, whether to buy a smart band or smart watch and last December I …

Fitness Goals

Time to bite the bullet and commit to some fitness goals! In recent months I have (slowly) been getting fitter, and more importantly, figuring out what this bag of old …

Trion:Z

I have been wearing a Trion:Z Duo Loop for a while now. Can’t say that it is doing any good, but to be fair the amount of aches and pains …

Longest Ride Yet

Longest ride yet: 53.75km, 1,068 calories, average temperature 31.6 degrees! Check out the details below. ShareTweetShare0 Shares

A (Very) Short Jog

Went for a (very) short jog this morning, the second one this year, and it reminded me that my old body just wasn’t built for running, and it certainly isn’t …

New Personal Best

Did a new PB on my Cube Peloton Pro Compact Road Bike 2013 yesterday. My first recorded ride on the bike was on the 15th February: 18.02km in 55min 23secs. …

Cycling On Sand

In theory the fact that we live by a nature reserve should make for some good off road cycling but at the moment I am struggling because it is so …

Vitus Bikes Mach 3 City Bike 2013

Bought Sands a new bike recently, a Vitus Bikes Mach 3 City Bike 2013 from, you guessed, www.chainreactioncycles.com So far so good. She is getting used to the thinner tyres, …

Corratec X-Vert Motion 2013

Bought another bike recently from www.chainreactioncycles.com/es/es, a Corratec X-Vert Motion 2013 Specification Featuring RST Gila disc fork, refined over the years, now a benchmark entry to the world of MTB …

MBT

Many years ago, living in the UK, my Pilates Instructor tried to persuade me to buy some MBT (Movement Through Instability) shoes that she had just started to sell. At …

First Cycling Goal

Have had the bike a couple of months now, but have still only managed to get out on it 8 times! 6 of those since I had the Garmin 510 …

Getting Fitter: Smaller Steps

Two months in and I am heading in the right direction: albeit very slowly! February was always going to be a tough a month with three ALStrays Pet Transports which …

Getting Fitter: Small Steps

Well it is a month since I started to get fitter and be healthier, and it hasn’t been too bad result wise. I have lost some weight: all in the …

Getting Fitter

Two weeks in now so time for a brief update (don’t panic am not going to be doing this every fortnight) on how the exercise and healthier living are going. …

Garmin or TomTom

I have a bit of a dilemma deciding on whether I should go with TomTom or Garmin for a ‘mobile’ GPS system for use primarily on my bike. I am …

Healthier Lifestyle

Anyone that follows me on Twitter (MyAppleStuff) or is a Facebook Friend (almerimarlife) you may have noticed that in the last week I have started to do some (very) light …

24 Years And Counting

So another year starts. For me that means another alcohol free month as for the 24th year in a row I have given up booze for the month of January. …

Back in Training – Stage 2

I am knackered! Well my legs are anyway, and I am so happy about it – honest!!! Yesterday morning I played my first game of football in about 15 years …

Back In Training – Stage 1

Just back from my second (very) short jog in two days. The 20km of last years seems a dim and distant past, and the concept of 40km seems somewhat challenging …