One of the things that has released me from the fug is the disabling of my social channels. Ironically I’m posting this for people to read whilst knowing I’ve cut my Strava ties so that I’m not constantly internally justifying why I haven’t exercised enough. I found that I spent my time thinking more about what other people thought rather than what I thought. I still run, I still have events booked and I will write about them, but I’ve taken the external pressure off, even though it’s likely it didn’t exist in reality. Who cares how much I ran this week…..just me? Thought so.

My Facebook interaction is lighter, Twitter I’ve started being a bit more involved and I still don’t understand Instagram. Given the lack of ‘personal brand’ I’m not sure the value of the latter. I have no consistent focus so what might be a post about cyber one week could be about chafing thighs the next and I’m not seeing the link! The removal of the need to update or like has been a boon. I’m not the first and won’t be the last to write about it but removing the cycle of approval makes a big difference. The challenge is the balance. I don’t want to go cold turkey, but I do want to control it. Let’s see how it goes.

So, if you are a glutton for punishment and want to see my numbers I’m on Strava, Training Peaks and Garmin, let me know your weapon of choice and I’ll add you. Outside that, assume I run a bit, not a lot, just a bit.