Our 5K Challenge finishes this Saturday with another run in Shanganagh Park. Inov-8 have kindly sponsored a prize for the most improved male/female time. If you didn’t run the first 5K you can still run this Saturday!

Workout of the Day:
Max Height Box Jump

1000m Run
50 Dumbbell Snatches
800m Run
35 Dumbbell Snatches
400m Run
20 Dumbbell Snatches

Post weight/times to comments.

Sharpening the Axe – Tom on the Biz Blog

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

So, I have decided to step away for a few days, the offer of a holiday in Croatia with an old mate who knows the place like the back of his hand was too good to turn down. I also decided after a chat with my mate Paul, when little things start to piss you off it’s time to sit down and see where you are going. I deal with stress poorly, it closes in on me and affects how I do things and my ability to look more than 3 days ahead. Fire-Fighting in your own head is not fun.

No e-mails. No phone calls. No alarm clock. Then I will get over the initial feeling of guilt, that niggle telling me that I should be doing something but accepting it and spending a little longer over lunch and dinner. As the break gets a little longer the head will clear and I will relax, giving me the chance to see things from a different perspective. Right now the business feels somewhat like reading a big long book in a tiny room, if that makes any sense.

A few long lunches and relaxing dinners with a few beers thrown in will have me wound down pretty quickly, from there I can have a different perspective on the business and take some satisfaction in what we have achieved.

Poor Colm and Will then have to tell me to SHUT-UP and stop coming up with 25 ideas and doing none of them. I am excited about the break and having a proper rest, it’s been a hell of a run for the last 550 odd days and it’s gonna be even more fun when I get back. (I put in the days to remind myself, it’s not a 5/6 day week for us. We never switch off, there is always something to do and a plan to implement. See you guys soon,

P.S. As this is the business blog, are you pushing hard or coasting? Do you need to up your game or find some headspace and back off a touch?