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๐Ÿ’ฅ MY WEEKLY ROUND UP ๐Ÿ’ฅ

A week of two tales! 

The first half of the week was EPIC! It was great to be back to it after a week back. Great to hear there is a timeline to getting back to normal. 

The second half was a harsh reminder to always ease your way back in after a week out in bed! I trained far too much after a week in bed ill!! 


๐ŸŽ™๏ธThe Inspiration Space Podcast Flashback๐ŸŽ™๏ธ


I havenโ€™t spoken too much about my podcast on here โ€˜The Inspiration Spaceโ€™.  


So I thought Iโ€™d introduce a flashback to my โ€˜Weekly Round Upโ€™. Iโ€™ve had some great episodes with some incredible people over the years. Iโ€™ll drop a link here to a banging episode that Iโ€™ve done every week!!


#52 - Millimetres to Mountains - Ed Jackson, Former Professional Rugby Player on Overcoming Challenges in the Face of Adversity.

youtu.be/pdpGKvvu-aM

After a career playing professional rugby, Ed Jackson broke his neck on April 8th 2017 in a freak accident. He jumped into the shallow end of a pool at a family barbecue and from there his โ€˜Road to Recoveryโ€™ begun.


Spotify -> spoti.fi/3krfz2C

Apple -> apple.co/3snKCPw


Workout of the Week


FOR TIME


100 Air Squats


4 rounds of:

10 x Burpee

10 x Pull Up

10 x DB Snatch


100 Cals on the Rower


4 rounds of:

10 x SA Devil Press

10 x Forward Lunge

10 x Hanging Knee Raise


100 x Hand Release Push Up


Quote of the Week (Book, Person or Podcast)


"But Brady did discuss his relationship with his teammates and his own leadership style. In the third episode, which aired on January 30th, he said, "My connection with them is through joy and love. It's not through fear. It's not through insults. That's not how I lead."


A snippet from โ€˜The Dynastyโ€™ written by Jeff Benedict. Important to note the difference in leadership styles throughout the Patriots organisation. Belicheck, Kraft and Brady all operated differently that brought the best out of people within that organisation. All contributed to a culture of winning! Leadership styles may differ but the common ground between them all was hard work and a clearly defined common goal.


Thought of the Week (Statement or Question)

Be happy for peopleโ€™s success. Support those that are struggling. Control what you can control in your own life.


What was this weekโ€™s BIGGEST failure?

Being naive and childish. Rushing back into training with such intensity was foolish. 


What was this weekโ€™s BIGGEST success?

Getting to grips with Double Unders! YESSS!! 


Main lesson learned this week?

Jesus man. Take it easy on yourself! 


What is my main focus next week?

Finish. Our 8 Week Challenge at the gym comes to an end on the 7th of March. Make sure the momentum is kept up right to the end. 


Have a wonderful weekend everyone. The eye of the storm is passing and we are working towards a brighter future.  

Huge love,


Haydn!

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New Mizuno wheels for my trotters thanks to Pace Athletic. So far, they're like running on pillows ... any recommendations for something similar I can get to compare?  

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Epic!
Jay Woods . 5 days ago
We'd be collectively more content, happier and probably much more tolerant of people who don't indicate when merging.
Troy Archer . 5 days ago
@Troy Archer dont Klugers have right of way always....
Damien Dau . 4 days ago

๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ๐š ๐š๐š’๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐š•๐š”๐šŽ๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ ๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐š›๐šœ ๐š’๐šœ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ.๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿน๐Ÿถ๐™บ๐™ผ๐šœ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

In September, 1976 Jesse Castenda (USA) set this record in New Mexico and it hasn't been beaten since!


๊œฐสŸส ษชษดแด›แด แดŠแดœสŸส 2020 ๊œฑแด›แด€แด›๊œฑ

'Quads of Fury' won the award for the most steps in a single day 213,637 (recording 174.900KMs on his device)! WOWWWWWW!

What is your highest step count day that you can recall? ๐Ÿค”

#flyintojuly #dreambig


แด˜สœแดแด›แด แด„ส€แด‡แด…ษชแด› @thesundaylongrun

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My best effort this year, so far, is 19,600 steps of 'intentional walking' which is nothing in comparison to most people, but for me, that was a good day. I'd like to plan to walk all day though, and perhaps that's one of the things I could do during my Fly Into July month!
Troy Archer . 5 days ago

Friyay!! Get out there and have an active fun weekend ๐Ÿ‘

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A friend of ours shared this with our group after we ran together. ๐’ฒ๐‘’ ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐’น ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”.

Thank you panda and little dragon.


Reference: jamesnorbury.com

Fly into July team photo: @thesundaylongrun

#flyintojuly #teammates @FRACTEL 

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Watch me Tri: Part II – Still Tri-ing

I am quite certain you are not on the edge of your seat waiting for this update, but for the two of you (okay one paid follower) that may be wondering “How the Tri-training World Turns” for Kelly I thought I would give a little update. Update: Its still turning, at times spinning, but I am still tri-ing and the coun

Awesome effort Kelly ๐Ÿ‘Š
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago
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Thank you @Damien Dau - 61 days and counting - unless they cancel!
Kelly McLay . 1 week ago

Small, light-weight, and versatile our cameras can be placed or mounted just about anywhere to capture the most unique perspectives and tell the most interesting stories.

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Can't wait to get my hands on one of these! Imagine the rollercoaster footage Minnie could get @Sarah Archer! In all seriousness, the trail I ran this morning would have been so epic to film from my POV!
Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago

Finally got my shoes on and got some walking in. @Paul Caneda youโ€™d be waaaaay ahead of me on the K count now! Burleigh Headland, Iโ€™ve never gone up to the lookout, what a sight. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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Sunday Valentines Day hike. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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OPKIX ONE

As far as action cameras go, there’s nothing as unique as the Opkix One right now. Although relatively unknown in a world of DJI and GoPro dominance, this nifty camera is actually a two camera system with each weighing no more than 12g. They are rectangular-shaped and can be affixed to surfaces like hats and even a finger (as a ring attac

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿฏ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป. ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜€.

Well, that was a weekend full of 'new mum' personal bests.

I've quite enjoyed having a 'reset' on PBs. Although I'm very much the same person, there's a lot that has changed. I'm no longer in control of how many hours sleep I will get, my body is different, my family balance is different, my work life is different and therefore my training program is 'just different'.

The fine art of fitting everything in and knowing that there's a little person to come home to everyday that watches my every move! (And, what a welcome home committee it is!)

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Woohoo Mama! Keep on going.  I am right there with you, 9 weeks to Ironman Texas & two littles waiting at home!
Kelly McLay . 2 weeks ago
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@Kelly McLay you guys can train virtual together. Perfect! 
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago
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@Kelly McLay fantastic! Go Mama, what a journey ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Š
Natalie Arnold . 2 weeks ago
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Join our Fly into July team for the Gold Coast marathon!

For what will be an incredible weekend in July, registrations are now open for the marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km events. Great to see the juniors can get involved in the 4km or 2km junior dash too.

We're considering the marathon distance over here! Although, might sit on that for another 10 minutes ๐Ÿคญ

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ: Fly into July

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป: Fly2021

Remember, you can participate in both Fly into July and other events to help motivate your journey. We imagine there will be some incredible goals ticked off this first weekend of July, join us ๐Ÿ™Œ

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๐Ÿ’ฅ MY WEEKLY ROUND UP ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Motivation. This is something I have been putting a lot of thought into. I have been reading a book about the topic too - Drive by Daniel Pink. What it doesnโ€™t really make reference too is a global pandemic. At the end of the dayโ€ฆ..It doesnโ€™t matter how much passion you have for what you do - the current climate can just take your motivation away. 

If you have ever met me you will know how much I live and breathe what I do. However sometimes I lose that zip, it just happens. Iโ€™ve worked out the solution to getting back on track though. I need to remove myself from my environment - new experience, new surroundings etc. At the moment we are a bit limited in what we can do but it is still important move the dial where we can. Take a different route home, cook something brand new, call a friend you havenโ€™t spoken to in ages. You get my drift... if you are feeling similar look to see what you can change up. Get creative.


Workout of the Week

Man I did some CLASS workouts this week!!! This was my fav ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Dumbbell Mayhem

21-15-9-21-15-9

Pair of @17.5kgs Dumbbells

โžก๏ธ Thrusters

โžก๏ธ Deadlifts

โžก๏ธ Power Cleans


Quote of the Week (Book, Person or Podcast)

I have TWO. I just couldnโ€™t pick!

โ€œIt's only when the tide goes out that you discover whoโ€™s been swimming naked.โ€ Warren Buffet

I love this quote so much. Itโ€™s so easy to say how good you are when the economy is thriving. However in times like this it really shows a personโ€™s true resilience. 


โ€œThere is only one way to avoid criticism... Do nothing, say nothing and to be nothingโ€ Aristotle

How true is that? Wow. I heard this on the High Performance Podcast episode with Eddie Hearn. Very very good!


Thought of the Week (Statement or Question)

Who are the people who bring you down?

Who are the people that build you up?

Who are the people that keep you grounded - they donโ€™t let you believe your own hype?


What behaviours bring you down?

What behaviours build you up?

What behaviours keep you grounded - they stop you believing your own hype?


What is my main focus next week?

Honestly? I need a 3 hour walk in Richmond Park by myself to get clarity on that. Despite being quite an extrovert I love alone time and thrive when I get a concentrated period of it.


What was this weeks BIGGEST failure?

To be honest nothing. Not that Iโ€™ve been perfect. Of course not. I feel that for me failure is when I push the boat out and fall flat on my face at some point. My biggest failure has been NOT pushing the boat out. I havenโ€™t been inspired to do so. 


What was this weeks BIGGEST success?


Making some big decisions on my new flat. Pushing the limits of what I can do that will increase the value in the long run! I have never done anything like this (doing up a house) and I have learnt a lot so far. 


Main lesson learned this week?


You can't conquer the world every week. Every now and then the stimulus DOES need to come from elsewhere. 


Ladies and gents keep your eyes peeled for my recent podcast with @Kelly McLay which will be out on SUNDAY!! It's been a long time coming but it's a beauty!


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Another cracker @Haydn Elliott. Thank you. The motivation piece struck a chord, I feel like myself, and the people closest to me, push so hard and so often that you inevitably kind of drop like flies, one by one. I've also found that you pick each other up at the same time, especially if you're talking about it. The support network is what counts when it's really needed. Looking forward to a cracking week ahead, and especially looking forward to your weekly round up. Stay good. ๐Ÿ™Œ 
Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago
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Since reading his excellent book "Spoon-fed" I've been an ardent Tim Spector groupie and followed the ZOE COVID Symptom Study he has been leading closely.

10 days out from the PM's briefing it's good to hear some positive news!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3YtJYsZuYU

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Thanks for sharing @Sam Heward. It's crazy for us in Australia to hear these numbers, man, it's just mind boggling. Our hearts go out to communities all over the world who are feeling the deep effects of this terrible situation. Wishing you all well, and hoping for a return to some levels of normality soon. Stay positive and strong. ๐Ÿ˜ข
Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago

@OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @fitmejones Pushup variations ๐Ÿ˜„

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Amazing! My wrists would break ๐Ÿ˜‚
Sarah Archer . 3 weeks ago

How do you explain when you wake up and all of a sudden your lower back starts spasming....all of a sudden your day changes....no training today......maybe some stretching at best! ๐Ÿ˜’

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Oh no, that sounds awfully painful, hope you're okay.
Natalie Arnold . 2 weeks ago

On Sunday me and my beautiful life partner @Cecilia Blakeley did the Glebe Waterfront Walk in Sydney. Such a lovely morning to get out, be active, and enjoy what this wonderful world has to offer which is so much better then what you'll find on your screen!

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Nice! I want that view for my next walk!
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @Dingomorrison Learn from the best while being Educated, Inspired and sharing in the stoke @thewaveofalifetime ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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So epic. Imagine being tutored and mentored by those guys!
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@Troy Archer Absolutely! 
OBZ Lifestyle . 3 weeks ago
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This is great, so helpful 
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago

๐Ÿ’ฅHUMBLED๐Ÿ’ฅ

Fancy a laugh...watch the video below!!

It doesn't matter how fit you think you are... Sometimes you hit a workout that humbles you. This workout was a lot like the pandemic..... Tedious and relentless....

6 Rounds (For Time) 
500m Row
50 Down Ups (chest to floor)
E6MOM - 8 Deadlifts - 6 Hang Cleans - 4 Push Press (@50kg)

It doesn't matter how fit you think you are... Sometimes you hit a workout that humbles you. This workout was a lot like the pandemic..... Tedious and relentless....


6 Rounds (For Time) 

500m Row

50 Down Ups (chest to floor)

E6MOM - 8 Deadlifts - 6 Hang Cleans - 4 Push Press (@50kg)

It doesn't matter how fit you think you are... Sometimes you hit a workout that humbles you. This workout was a lot like the pandemic..... Tedious and relentless....


6 Rounds (For Time) 

500m Row

50 Down Ups (chest to floor)

E6MOM - 8 Deadlifts - 6 Hang Cleans - 4 Push Press (@50kg)


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@OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @Patyndiaz Enjoying her daily outdoor routines and what nature has to offer. Keeping her Mind, Body and Soul connections strong ๐Ÿ˜„ 

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No-bake Protein Power Bar

These Protein Power Bars are really simple to make and a healthy, delicious snack to keep in the freezer for a fast filling sweet treat. Health benefitsOats are a nourishing, high fibre, nerve supporting food. The nuts, seeds and coconut provide good fats, protein and energy (of the slow release kind). The cinnamon further stabilises b

Yum Yum Yum Yum @Georgia Harding Yum Yum Yum
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
@Sarah Archer ๐Ÿ™
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago

๐Ÿ’ฅ MY WEEKLY ROUND UP ๐Ÿ’ฅ

I was right! The lack of sleep took itโ€™s toll. I havenโ€™t even been close to my A game this week. Ah well. I have still managed to move things forward and get through it okay. Sometime these weeks happen. Take them for what they are and crack on.


Workout of the Week

This was a naughty little hybrid (resistance and cardio) EMOM that I enjoyed. I have had some serious issues with my achilles this week which has encouraged me to focus on more static resistance workouts. All rep ranges were between 8 and 12. The tempo was slow and controlled (3-1-1-0) and weight was set at 65-70% of my 1RM (one rep max)


A

Minute 1: Barbell Back Squat

Minute 2: Dumbbell Chest Press

Minute 3: Lateral Raise

Minute 4: Rest 


B

Minute 1: 15 Cals on Rower

Minute 2: 15 Down Ups

Minute 3: 20 Wall Balls

Minute 4: Rest 


Minute 1: Incline Dumbbell Row

Minute 2: Dumbbell RDL

Minute 3: Dumbbell Shoulder Press

Minute 4: Rest 


Minute 1: Max Heavy Ball to Shoulder

Minute 2: Max Walking Dumbbell Lunges

Minute 3: Max American Kettlebell Swings

Minute 4: Rest


Quote of the Week (Book, Person or Podcast)


โ€œAn object in motion will stay in motion, and an object at rest will stay at rest, unless acted on by an outside forceโ€

Isaac Newtonโ€™s first law of motion - isnโ€™t that such an incredible sentence that is so relevant and transferable to so many areas of life? 


Thought of the Week (Statement or Question)


My approach to people has always been the same. Treat people how I wanted to be treated - with love, openness and humility. Sometimes I have questioned my approach as a leader / manager in regard to this. However the more I read, listen and explore this field, I understand how important those qualities are. People identify with that in the long term and are more likely to come along for the journey. The carrot and stick method of motivation is too narrow minded for me. Understanding on a deeper level what motivates and excites each and every individual is the fun side of management and in turn is what unlocks peopleโ€™s true potential.


What is my main focus next week?


Get through - take it day by day. Identify the most important tasks and focus purely on those. 


What was this weeks BIGGEST failure?

I have tweaked my achilles through neglecting rest and recovery. Therefore I have not managed to master the double under. I was doing really well and starting to really make movements here but this has stopped me in my tracks. Annoying.


What was this weeks BIGGEST success?


Releasing a podcast! I have managed to talk myself out of doing the podcast for a while now but then I remembered the real purpose behind it. I want to look back one day at the podcast and be able to recap on my journey, lessons Iโ€™ve learned, incredible people Iโ€™ve met and how I evolved. That was one of the main reasons of why I started it, by doing that hopefully people will listen, enjoy and learn along the way with me.  


Main lesson learned this week?

A long walk with a mentor has the ability to give you incredible clarity. It can make clear what you donโ€™t need to be concerned about and align you with what is actually important.  


Have a LOVELY weekend!! Catch up next week muchachos!

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I get so much out of these @Haydn Elliott , they're truly appreciated and so valuable. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
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Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago

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A steamy 5km for me, just cramming some movement in before my days takes over! Feels damn good to move, thatโ€™s for sure. 

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Always good catching up with @Haydn Elliott  over Zoom.  Last time in person at F45 he killed me (prefer the drinks version).....excuse the bad picture that is him moving not me balancing my red wine ๐Ÿค”

Let me share what I thought was the best part of the chat....we are both highly motivated people that believe life is there for the taking but we both spent time today asking โ€œAre you ok?โ€ And not taking โ€œYepโ€ for the answer....

No one is Ok in our current environment and double checking with people and not just accepting the first response is more important than ever right now....So ask twice....admit your not OK and check again....it may make all the difference!

We are doing it again next Wednesday evening 7:30pm UK time.....if you want to join for a laugh and a chat hit me up.....only rule.....drink in hand!

ARE YOU OK?


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Always a pleasure @Scott Coey See you next week!
Haydn Elliott . 4 weeks ago
Cheers to this @Haydn Elliott & @Scott Coey 
Kelly McLay . 4 weeks ago

A foggy grey day for my run. Feels like Iโ€™m in London @Scott Coey @Heidi  ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Nahhh still looks to warm and no rain!!!
Nice try....
Scott Coey . 4 weeks ago
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For 30 days now, I have been starting my day like this. Early morning walk and jog with my wife.

I am now 25% into my target of 1,000 kilometers. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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@Paul Caneda you need to slow down! Awesome effort mate 
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago
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Sarah Archer . 4 weeks ago
So rad you guys, i'm motivated by you, but i'm fairly sure you'll get to 1,000 before me, and i'm fine with that! 
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago

An active life is a good life says my Oura score today. I use my Oura score to know if I should hit the gym, and how hard, or if to take it easy and double down on meditation.

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Great way to refuel after my morning walk/jog. 

Rolled oats, chia seeds and yoghurt. 

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Introducing a Mentor; Ryan Miller

@Ryan Miller makes training, competing and helping as many people as he can, look like a walk in the park. You'll notice his output is a reflection of the work he puts in, and what a tireless approach to work he has. He's one to follow, look to and learn from, because as you'll read, he's been on the move for a while, and he ain't about to

Epic @ActivePlace ... hey @Ryan Miller, any more clips and tips to training at home? I'm ready for them when you are ; )
Jay Woods . 4 weeks ago
@Ryan Miller look forward to seeing your advice to aspiring athletes 
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago

I found it hard to stop walking today. Stoked to get a decent stomp in to start off the week. 

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@Paul Caneda .... watch out mate, he's coming after you. 
Jay Woods . 4 weeks ago
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To be honest @Jay Woods , at this rate, I have no chance of catching @Paul Caneda but that only makes me happier!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
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Wow Troy, mammoth Monday, well done!
Natalie Arnold . 4 weeks ago
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We can see you as a candidate for our 'most steps in one day' award already! Nice one Troy.
Fly into July . 4 weeks ago
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Go go go @Troy Archer! I have never covered that much mileage. Well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ
Paul Caneda . 4 weeks ago
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My legs are kinda sore today @Natalie Arnold!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
@Fly into July i love an award, reckon Iโ€™ve got a bit more in the tank if needed!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
@Paul Caneda i joked to @Jay Woods yesterday about our distance battle, I said that thereโ€™s no way Iโ€™ll catch you!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago

Out for a run today? Get some guidance from our #run bottle. Sessions prepared by Olympic Coach Steve Trew. #running #triathlon #parkrun #parkrunuk  

www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/sft-intelligent-training-aid-drink-bottle/

SFT ITA Drink Bottle - The swim improvement specialists

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These are great @dan bullock - do you have anything to stop my knees from hurting so much? ๐Ÿ˜‚
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
That's a great idea! I don't know how many times my session gets soaked and turns into soggy notes.
Natalie Arnold . 4 weeks ago

A balmy 2 degrees for morning run along the Thames....now off for some turbo with Kelly @Kelly McLay 

Donโ€™t tell her but giving a new definition to โ€œpain caveโ€ for her today....sweaty photos to follow

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Next time i'm in London you can take me along the Thames @Scott Coey, not for a run though, i'll do some mudlarking while you get your run done!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago

Rain, hail or shine! Checking out the new @GC50 Run Festival, GC 30 course in preparation for the new May event.

We were a tad excited about this new event on the Gold Coast.  It's the ideal stepping stone distance between half-marathon and marathon distances. #thelastlongrun 


Have a great rest of your weekend. 








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Look at all that energy @Natalie Arnold - firing team right there!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
@Troy Archer They're a pretty great bunch, you can always count on them when it rains ๐Ÿ˜Š
Natalie Arnold . 4 weeks ago

๐Ÿ’ฅ MY WEEKLY ROUND UP ๐Ÿ’ฅ


This has been a character building week. It was one of those weeks that I had to step up and face a few fears. I got it done and now it is behind me and Iโ€™m stronger for it. I think to be honest I needed it. I felt a terrible monotony over the weekend. The lockdown life really got to me. Not being able to do the little things and have any spontaneity started to take itโ€™s toll.  

Workout of the Week

Mondayโ€™s workout was an absolute beauty. 6 x 6 minute workouts. 2 minutes in between each. 46 minutes in total. I am extremely fortunate to have access to a lot of gym equipment so any questions on how to adapt any of these please just reach out!

Workout 1 

EMOM - 6 x Pull ups + 6 x Burpee to bar

Workout 2

AMRAP - 10 x Box jumps + 20 x Butterfly SUโ€™s 

Workout 3

EMOM - 6 x Deadlifts @75% 1RM + 6 Heavy ball to shoulder 

Workout 4 

60 Cals on the rower

Remaining time : Max Press ups (every 5 press ups do 1 x Burpee over rower)

Workout 5

This was one of the hardest workouts Iโ€™ve done in a while - TOUGH.

E2MOM - 250m Row metres + 8 x Devil Press (22.5Kg x 2)

Workout 6

AMRAP - 4 x DB Hang Clean 4 x DB Front Squat 4 x DB Thruster


Quote of the Week (Book, Person or Podcast)

Not very inspirational but something that really hit home to meโ€ฆ.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€œYou know they might be the one for you when you are content with the amount โ€œbad stuffโ€ you have done up to this point.โ€ - A close friend and advisor.


Thought of the Week (Statement or Question)

It is important to have an element of stress in your life. Being uncomfortable forces you to react and grow as an individual. There is a difference though between a relentless overwhelming stress and โ€˜Eustressโ€™, the type of stress that can motivate and boost creativity.


What is my main focus next week?

To take a step back focus on nutrition, sleep and learning. I want to work on some long term big picture projects for the business. Iโ€™ve had a four week period of getting stuck into the day to day, which I love but need to remain focused on the long term vision.


What was this weeks BIGGEST failure?

Sleep. I just canโ€™t get my sleep pattern right. 


What was this weeks BIGGEST success?

Staying composed, preparing well and executing to the top of my ability when it mattered most. 


One more week done. Every week is one step closer to life returning to some form of normality.


Huge love,


Haydn

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I often tell myself the same thing about stress. You need a certain amount in your life in order to grow, but you don't want so much it sends you over the edge. It's a balance between some and not too much; a balance that a happy and successfull life lies between
Trent Allan . 1 month ago
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Keep killing it Haydn....looking forward to some laughs (and a gin) on our catch up On Wednesday 
Scott Coey . 4 weeks ago
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An amazing round up again mate, and thank you sincerely for sharing these. If it helps at all, weโ€™re sending strength and well wishes from Australia, hoping for things to improve for our friends in the UK. Stay strong and springy, as you no doubt will. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago

If I have to wear a mask I'm going to wear the best one. Go #Raiders. 21/22 season is ours ๐Ÿ‘Š

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Go the Bucaneers! 
Cecilia Blakeley . 1 month ago
Hahahaha
Trent Allan . 1 month ago
@Dan Ferris might have something to say about that!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
That looks a little old school....canโ€™t see in Vegas bling on it!
Scott Coey . 4 weeks ago
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dfds
Dom Fernandez . 4 weeks ago

Article

About Fly into July

Participate on your own terms - wherever, whenever and with whoever you want.
The Fly into July Annual Step Challenge is a virtual event that runs from 1st – 31st July each
year, and is designed to be broadly inclusive.
People of all capabilities are encouraged to set some simple goals relevant to their own
personal circumstances. Th

Looking forward to this! @Fly into July ๐Ÿ˜Š
Sarah Archer . 4 weeks ago
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Thanks Sarah
Fly into July . 2 weeks ago

Healthy minds getting ready to set some personal goals, and support a cause this year.

#flyintojuly

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I had the best time cheering my friends on in the Burleigh Swim Run event on Tuesday. The adrenaline that you get from being on the start line!

I'm currently mid training for @ironmanaus in Port Macquarie. It will be my first endurance race back as a first time Mum and I can't wait.  I started with @parkrun and slowly worked my way up into some training again determined to listen to my body and have a positive attitude with all of my training. It feels different this time, perhaps it's the excitement of knowing my son will be at the finish line. Perhaps it is because I've got a few extra cards to balance this time round and I'm not as hard on myself as I used to be. I'm all about the journey and so far it's been a positive one.

Excited to hear what others have their mind set on this year? Consistent fitness activity, events or longer term aspirations? 


๐Ÿ“ทCaptured by @thesundaylongrun

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This is epic @Natalie Arnold - I bet the energy there was electric too!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
@Troy Archer it really was, perfect day for it too! Let's sign up for next year :)
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago