Sunday, 28 February 2016

I'm a happy little running monkey today! upped the speed and ran 4 miles in 32.23 and leg was ok :)

feeling more positive than have in ages.

Gareth (TheTryAth)

Friday, 26 February 2016

Sunday, 21 February 2016

this week 21/02/2016

Hello all
Well I managed some better runs this week, although I am a bit disappointed as I got twinge in old injury so had to switch run to cross trainer an no impact today, still did an hour of cardio so trying not be hard on myself, I have to be careful I want stay injury free for Snowdonia.

So that's the physical side, on the other had a few pretty bad days with depression and affected some things I wanted to do, again the running has helped when I can do it. I also am trying be kinder to myself something we all need do, being harsh for things you have been unable to do just brings mood lower and a vicious cycle. So be grateful for good days is my motto at the moment.

wishing everyone well
Gareth (TheTryAth)

Friday, 19 February 2016

A question? not quite sure which is sadder...the fact I'm really annoyed forgot to buy low fat cottage cheese and ran out or that these days on a Friday night I sit in eating low fat cottage cheese!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Running helped this week, also new video reviews!

first full week of running for a while, ok so pace was not going break any records but trying not worry about that, as in the past pushing too hard as been what has got me injured again!. I  ran 5 days this week and managed a 6 miler today, so a total of 23 miles  and feeling much better for it.

on the other side its been a difficult week too,depression has been difficult to cope with so trying focus on my running even more as a positive.

on a final note I've now started posting video reviews of gear at Criteek, I'll be updating some reviews and posting some new ones soon. You can catch them all at my Criteek profile at

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Hello world
still here and working hard this week lots of studying and running and circuits, need to get my weight back down to help my running! today really put the effort in on a run and then a long circuit session and my reward....a huge blister that may get its own postal code it is so big! would share a photo but do not want gross you all out!

enjoy whatever you do, and concentrate on now, the past is gone and the future is a result of what we do now :)

Gareth (TheTryAth)

Monday, 8 February 2016

Hi all
back up to running 4 miles pain free now, not going push the pace just enjoy it and work on stamina for a while, I have a goal think think this year will run the Snowdonia half trail marathon as I do not want push it by training for and running the full marathon.

a better start to a week

Saturday, 6 February 2016

continuing with my attempts at positivity, I attended an optional day with Uni course today. This is quite a big step for me as I still struggle with social interaction but glad I did go, I think the fact I'm running again is really helping, it gives a break from anxiety and some positive action.

now to try keep it up!


Friday, 5 February 2016

 making the most of positive days is something I have learned through depression, today the sun was out so  I got myself out for a 30 min run (still not got my fitness back), but trying not be hard on myself over lack of fitness and just be grateful I can run and I enjoyed today.

have a good weekend all, whatever you do

Gareth (TheTryAth)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

A happy day!
Well I can run pain free again, so gentle 3 miler's to start with for now. felt good to run though...

hope to be posting a lot more now :)