The Effort is enough.

I am indebted to author Ryan Holiday for this phrase, “The effort is enough’. Here is why this single sentence might just change your life.

We live in a goal orientated world. I write down goals, and I am sure you do too. However, there are two traps that we can fall into:  Continue reading “The Effort is enough.”


What is an ITB injury and how do you recover from it?

IT Band Syndrome is an overuse injury. It is commonly found in both runners and cyclists. The pain most often occurs on the outside of the knee and is very painful. The pain ‘switches’ on and makes running impossible. The pain results from the IT band rubbing against the lateral epicondyle of the knee.   Continue reading “What is an ITB injury and how do you recover from it?”

Ten mistakes I see on a weekly basis – A look at what to do with an injury.

Each week at SBR is different, in that each person that we work with is unique, and yet, each week is the same, in that there are mistakes that I see being repeated on a regular basis when looking after people. And so with that in mind, I want to look at what to do with an injury.  Continue reading “Ten mistakes I see on a weekly basis – A look at what to do with an injury.”

What others have said.

LeRoux ******* Had a 15km training run on Saturday. Did a 10km PB (45:03) within the 15km. After the leg assessment and getting the correct running shoes my times have improved so much, because the niggling injuries is a thing of the past. Thanks Mike.

Hayley ***** Thank you for releasing mine yesterday, Mike!!! Made a huge difference to my back pain – I literally walked out feeling like a new person.  Continue reading “What others have said.”

The Sword of Damocles

I read this story the other day and spent some time during this morning’s run thinking about it. The story is about a man who meets up with his king. The man tells the king how lucky he is to be king. He goes on about his power, throne, food and all the luxuries he enjoys. The king agrees to switch roles with the man for a few days. The man turns up on the designated day to take his place on the throne and sees above the throne a large sword hanging by a hair. He enquires of the king what the sword is all about, obviously not being too keen to take a seat under it. The king explains that he lives his life in constant fear of assassination and that at any moment his kingdom could be snatched from his by his closest political advisers.  Continue reading “The Sword of Damocles”