Running: going the whole Hog

I was over halfway when I felt the twinge in my knee. It had a similar vibrational humming sensation to the strumming of a tort harp string. Though this particular tort string was a tendon – and it kind of hurt. The pace started to drop. While the pain was unpleasant, it was nevertheless tolerable….

Bouldering: Level up your training

Hanging upside-down, hands and feet engaged with coloured holds on the artificial rock surface, his bristling carefully sculpted moustache made him look more than a little ridiculous. But this was a dedicated climber, and different rules apply. Preposterous as his facial hair was, there was no denying his climbing prowess. None would dispute that he…

Bikram Yoga: Enter the Sauna

Picking my classes I felt pretty comfortable. “Who wants to mess around with the shorter classes when they offer a relaxing ninety minute steamy session of Bikram yoga?” I’d reasoned that the heat would make it easier, not harder, to contort myself into those tangled positions. Yoga is a deceptive activity at the best of…

My not Yoga body

I can’t touch my toes. In fact, I sometimes struggle to get much beyond my shins. This didn’t trouble me, I’ve never felt the need to ask any more of my hamstrings than they have previously provided. However, recently I met with a personal trainer to discuss my sorry abilities at Taekwondo. A series of…