Public Speaking, Acting, Performing, I’m Not Scared On Stage

You must be reading this thinking, what a stupid comment, why isn’t he scared to go in front a huge audience and act, embarrass himself and speak. Well, the truth is I’m not scared because I know what I’m doing, I know what I’m going to say, I’ve rehearsed everything beforehand so I know what’s required of me. Back when I was 14, 15 and 16 years old I used to go to Drama group and used to perform with them in front of crowds of 300 or more, I was Henry Miller in Calamity Jane and the Wizard in the Wizard Of Oz, that’s was fun, booming out my voice. I wasn’t scared one bit because I knew I had a role to play.

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You’re Not Stuck At Home

It’s been another strong week in self-isolation, working from home’s going well, we played Who Wants To Be A Millionaire DVD Game last night and we won a million, annoying that it doesn’t print out the money at the end through the DVD player. In terms of exercise I’m feeling the strongest I’ve ever felt, I’m doing some of the Running Channel’s workouts which is really strengthening me. It’s Easter weekend too, I’ve ordered my mum, dad, sister and brother, a special treat via Amazon, sshh it’s a surprise.

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And Breath…

A big part of running we often don’t think about is breathing, we go about it everyday, we take it for granted, but when do we ever stop and listen to our breathing, listen to our breath going in and out, in and out. Having anxiety has really made me think about my breathing much more which I’m pleased to say is really helping my running too.

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Self Isolation Week 2: The Virtual Life

Well it’s been a pretty strange week this week, the good news is I’m starting to get a bit of a routine together, my anxiety is reducing and things are becoming sort of normal in life as well on the running side.

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Believe You Can And You Will

Two weeks ago I wrote a blog saying this was going to be the biggest mental challenge of my life and it is, but I’m through the worst, I’m feeling like I’m back, back to the Dan we all know. Yesterday, I finished a 10k in 46 minutes, my belief is back, today I’m feeling okay…ish, but I know it will take time, there’s going to be days where I get more anxious than others, but what I’ve done is reduce my anxiety down to a teeny, tiny, worm, what I’ve done is BELIEVE.

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