Wk13 Thursday Thoughts

I’ve not done one of these for a while, but I’d like to get them going again, so I thought today would be a good day to do one.

Here are my Thursday Thoughts for this week, Week 13:

1. Lorn Pearson Trains has reached 36,000 hits!

Today Lorn Pearson Trains reached 36,000 all time hits! In the last few weeks and months the amount of visits has increased quite a bit, peaking at 4,797 for March (with 2 days to go!) Maybe it will reach 5,000 for March?!

I’m really keen to help anyone who wants advice on health and fitness, so if anything on here has helped you, I’m so glad you popped by to visit. And if you’re a regular reader, thanks a lot for visiting and I hope you too get something from my posts! 😀

And here are the top search terms for people who have come across Lorn Pearson Trains since the start of the year. 🙂

Mllk splash? Lion Bar Cereal? or Squirrel Running anyone? 😉

You might have noticed recently there’s been a bit of a reduction in the amount I post to Lorn Pearson Trains…. and there is a reason for this. A reason which I will soon enlighten you to, but just now, I have a few updates for you:

2. Changes in how I blog

In the future I am hoping to do:

  • More posts which help others, lets call them information posts.
  • Less posts about my every day training.
  • More weekly or monthly summaries about my training.
  • More posts with motivational quotes.

Information posts
I’m up for any suggestions on the type of blog posts I do which you find interesting too. Just email me or leave a comment below. 😀

Or are there any subjects you’d like me to research and get answers for you for? 🙂

My weekly or monthly training posts
I’ll still include information about my training, but more than likely I’ll summarise my training in weekly or monthly blog posts. This is instead of daily updates or updates about each training session I do. And I’ll still post updates about big events, or hill walks or great days out I’ve had. Hopefully I’ll be able to highlight the great stuff better, and reduce some of the more mundane … ‘i ran this, I wore this, it was cold, my heart rate was‘ blog posts. 🙂

I’ll also hopefully be able to update you on the West Highland Way with pictures from along the way… but not too much as I want to enjoy the experience of being away from all this technology and contact too!

Motivational Quotes

I love motivational or inspirational quotes and I hope to make it a regular on my blog… here are some of my favourite recent ones:

3. Changes in how I train

I’ll go into this in more detail soon, but soon there will be some changes in how I train too.

All about getting balance between work, life, training and rest and getting things right so that I don’t overtrain and so that I enjoy life and have fun.

This might include more relaxation activities from me (hence me trying out Tai Chi and Yoga in the last few weeks).

I even tried out Body Balance today, but it (like Tai Chi) wasn’t for me. I don’t think I even want to write a review of Body Balance…;-) … lets just say it was a little bit too Les Mills / bouncing music / too much abs… not enough relaxation for what I need I think! 😉

So Yoga it is for me! Maybe once a week to get more balance in my training and hopefully help me with my running and training.

More to come about the changes in my training soon… 🙂 I’ll probably give you an update after I’ve walked the West Highland Way and got that under my belt…. oh and did I tell you we’ve got medals for when we finish it?! 😀 Let’s hope we do eh? 😉


4. Horizon programmes on BBC iPlayer

I’ve been meaning to do a few posts about these programmes, but I thought I’d just recommend them to you now so you can watch them yourself and see what you think. All are available on the iPlayer until 17th April 2012, so a few weeks to watch them yet:

The Truth About Exercise

Like many, Michael Mosley want to get fitter and healthier but can’t face hours on the treadmill or trips to the gym. Help may be at hand. He uncovers the surprising new research which suggests many of us could benefit from just three minutes of high intensity exercise a week.

He discovers the hidden power of simple activities like walking and fidgeting, and finds out why some of us don’t respond to exercise at all. Using himself as a guinea pig, Michael uncovers the surprising new research about exercise, that has the power to make us all live longer and healthier lives.

The Truth About Fat

Surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the surprising truth about why so many people are piling on the pounds, and how to fight the fat epidemic.

She discovers the hidden battles of hormones that control people’s appetites, and sees the latest surgery that fundamentally changes what a patient wants to eat by altering how their brains work.

Gabriel is shocked to find out that when it comes to being overweight, it is not always your fault you are fat.

And if you have another hour spare, why not watch this one:

Out of Control

We all like to think we are in control of our lives – of what we feel and what we think. But scientists are now discovering this is often simply an illusion.

Surprising experiments are revealing that what you think you do and what you actually do can be very different. Your unconscious mind is often calling the shots, influencing the decisions you make, from what you eat to who you fall in love with. If you think you are really in control of your life, you may have to think again.

So I might be a little quiet over the next few weeks as I walk the West Highland Way, but at least I’ve given you some interesting TV programmes to keep you busy in case you miss me too much. 😉

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