OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________
MON AUG 10TH: Check out this power breakfast I had today – Oat/wheat flakes with pecan nuts and fresh fruit mixed in. Blueberries, baby strawberries and chopped apricot. Delicious & nutritious! Breakfast is the meal that sets you up for the rest of the day, easy to skip or skimp but that would be a bad idea. It compensates for any bad decisions you’re forced to make in your other meals later in the day – eating on the go, having to grab whatever you can and with no vital stores of nutrients in your body. Hey your food is your fuel so I’d say always make sure your petrol’s unleaded
This Power Breakfast is a cool treat after my Monday morning miles. Just under a mile actually. 0.83 miles, at a 10min mile pace and ran it in 8mins 30secs. A speed best described as a brisk cruise! But the combination of middle distance running & upper body strength training has transformed my physique. In Autumn I switch to core/leg training. We change with the seasons. “Such is the Lessons of the Seasons” – Jim Rohn.