Banana skins

“Start as you mean to go on”… This is a great expression, but can be a little frustrating. As an excellent procrastinator, I can find this a terrifying prospect because starting is often the hardest part! It’s also so much easier said than done, especially when circumstances throw banana skins in our paths (2020 anyone?!).…

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Guilty feelings

My excellent friend and colleague Joanna (see her fabulous work) once reminded me that I can do anything, not everything. I’m struggling to fit in my running training at the moment. I’m doing the bits I consider hard (speed work, hills etc.), but there’s been no sensible time to do my long runs for the…

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Take some time

Fresh from the Southampton Education School Health and Wellbeing Conference, I’m ready for a rest. It was a fantastic day with some switched-on and enthusiastic trainees. Experienced teachers need to model saying ‘No’ and taking control of workload and unreasonable demands, or we will lose these excellent people. Take a break; sleep well; be ready…

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