Week 3 – Getting Game Ready

The festive period is over and it’s time to get down to work. Both Varx and Falcons are pre season so we are preparing hard to form the teams and plays for the matches. Since New Year the Varx training has been working on setting up plays, breakouts and positions within the offensive zone. The drills have required a bit more thought and timing to … Continue reading Week 3 – Getting Game Ready

Week 2 – Back on the Ice 

Finally I get to get back on the ice. As I get changed someone enlightens me that it has been 4 weeks since our last training session. For Christmas I got a new stick. A Nexus 9000. There are two differences between this stick and the last. The first is the length, my previous stick I cut down really short. The basis for this was … Continue reading Week 2 – Back on the Ice 

Week 1 – Ice withdrawal

“Coach Bombay: Haven’t you guys been training in the off-season?  Lester Averman: You know, I knew we forgot something.” – Mighty Ducks 2 So this is week one and I’m already a little nervous because I havent been on the Ice for 2 weeks. I feel like I have gotten very fat and slow and until I get back on the ice I don’t know … Continue reading Week 1 – Ice withdrawal

One week left to the Great North Run

So since February this year I have been in training for the Great North Run. This is one of my milestones and boy has it come round fast. After getting out of breath running up and down the stairs to running a fairly consistent 5K plus a day I have a come a long way. This is a great achievement personally but today I want … Continue reading One week left to the Great North Run

Meditation – My Silence in a Stream of Chatter

In the mornings and before bed I have book ended a special part of my routine. I unroll a yoga mat, sit cross legged on in and silently blot out all my thoughts. Sometimes I even use a little music that I found specially from YouTube I never really thought of meditation as important. It was just something other people enjoyed, or it was part … Continue reading Meditation – My Silence in a Stream of Chatter