Saturday, October 24, 2015


I was listening to a podcast the other day that was debating if Hoka's are minimalist?!?!

I can only imagine that they hadn't seen or tried a pair as to say they are minimalist is a little bit silly.

Are people really confusing minimalist with low or zero drop shoes?

Five-Finger, vivo-barefoot and those Merrell ones are minimalist (to name but a few). Hoka's and the like are just low drop.

Come on people lets keep it sensible.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


If it weren't for yoga I could not run how I am running now. 

The improvement in my hips, quads, glutes and hamstrings has been so marked the only thing I can compare it to is when you see someone tipping 25 stone and they go on a diet and lose a stone in a matter of 10 days.

When the baseline is so low it's easy improvements. Yet yoga is hard. It's tough on the whole body and leaves me spent. Half way through a class I'm ready for sleep. 

I love it.