Three years ago I had just started my new dream job. Within months everything had gone to shit (it wasn’t anyone’s fault – I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time). As things got worse I found myself in San Francisco, preparing to quit my job and with no idea what would … More Reflecting on life two months before I cycle across America
Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remember that I have absolute privilege of kicking off the 2020’s by cycling across America. Not just because of all the amazing people I’ll meet and all the amazing places I’ll see, but because of the fact I’m still here and getting a chance to prove that I … More What could go wrong
Regular readers will know that 2017 wasn’t a great year for me. I quit my job and ended up depressed and having worrying thoughts. Towards the end of the year I was trying to find ways to find a way to become the Antony that I knew I really was. Naturally, I started by cutting … More Happy Parkiversary
2019 was a pretty epic year. Tl;dr – I turned 30, Lizzie turned 30, both my parents turned 70, I ran a marathon, raised about £5000 for charity, January The year began in Scotland with a group of my closest friends relaxing and eating – probably the only New Years Eve I’ve celebrated this decade. … More 2019 in review
Earlier this year I asked Facebook whether anyone would be willing to throw in a few pounds towards my costs for the America bike ride. I was completely overwhelmed by the response (you folks are AWESOME!). I’m writing this blog to be transparent about how much money I raised and what it is used for. … More Crowdfunder
As you probably know I can be quite an impulsive person. I committed to cycling across America before I’d done any research and I’m heading from New York to San Francisco because it feels right (despite this probably being into the prevailing wind – see https://www.windy.com/?38.112,-99.287,5 to see a live wind map). Which is why … More On a whim and a prayer
Life. It’s a pretty weird thing, right? I’m 30 now and can no longer pretend that I am not an adult. In some ways I feel like I’m in a better place now than I have been for a long time. Firstly, I continue to be married to someone who loves me and accepts me … More Just because I’m happy doesn’t mean I’m not hurting.
Right. So, the London Marathon has been and gone. I’ve taken a few weeks to “relax” – eating well, spending evenings at home, and even having a day out with my wife. Now that’s done and dusted the time has come to look to the future, and my solo bike ride across America next year. … More One year to go!
So: I didn’t win the London marathon. I was 39587th out of 42,428, finishing in a personal best time of 6 hours, 8 minutes and 4 seconds. Lots of you will have seen videos and updates on the day but I thought it would be worth making a note of how the day went before … More I ran a marathon!
It is now exactly a week until the London Marathon (why not sponsor me now?!) Nothing I have read about training for a long run suggests moving your mum into a nursing home the week before a marathon is a valid training technique. However, this is exactly what I have been doing for the last … More Distracting practicalities