A year earlier than I’d originally planned, yesterday I toe’d the line in my first marathon. I’d heard great things about the Loch Ness Marathon, and Inverness is a lovely town, so where better to start my marathon journey? My training had been consistent - I’d done every workout on the plan, every gym session, … Continue reading Loch Ness Marathon – Race Report
This has been a good training week. Not spectacular, just solid, grinding out the workouts. Hard to believe this is the end of week 14 of my marathon training. It struck me yesterday that today's long run would be the last time I'd do this kind of volume for a while - I'm going to … Continue reading 2 weeks to go
As you may have noticed, I've been playing around with different themes the past few weeks. I've also been consolidating a couple of websites I own into this one. Previously I'd had a 'business-focused' site at http://www.alasdairmcgill.com, and a separate 'personal' blog, where I mainly wrote about running & cycling. However, like many people, my … Continue reading Time for a refresh
Holy moly, this is the end of week 5 of my training plan, which means that the Loch Ness Marathon is only 11 weeks away! That means I'm almost a third of the way through the plan 😳 The training has stepped up this week. Not massively, but up until now it's been lots of … Continue reading Week 5 – Almost a third of the way there!
I bought my first proper road bike back in Spring 2005. Within 6 months I would do my first road race, and in the following 10 years bike racing became a huge part of my life. It's a sport that demands commitment - if you're going to race, you need to put the training effort … Continue reading My Addiction
In this week's Vlog, I'm at the CMA Fellowship meeting, then finishing off the day with a HIIT session with The Body Coach... https://youtu.be/2oWjK5eW6JE
So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun. I'm writing this a little earlier than I had thought I would, after The Circle & ACK's Christmas Party yesterday afternoon. Given the reputation of some of my colleagues, I did wonder if I would be in any … Continue reading Merry Christmas everyone!
Having earned my spurs in the business world of the 80s & 90s, I love solving a problem as much as the next person. Back then, we didn't have problems, we had 'solution opportunities' and we were expected to 'bring solutions, not problems'. In that environment, you learned quickly not to piss off the boss, so … Continue reading Are you solving the right problem?
I was driving home tonight listening to the Marketing Companion Podcast with Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster and all of a sudden it hit me square between the eyes. If you want to be a successful marketer in 2016 and beyond then you NEED to get good at design thinking. Really? Has he truly lost … Continue reading Why Marketers NEED to become design thinkers
Yesterday I used Uber (twice) for the first time. It was kind of exciting, having heard so much about the brand that is now worth billions of dollars, yet owns nothing other than a platform. However, what Uber does really well is make getting a taxi easy. I'd go as far as to say it … Continue reading Uber will change the taxi experience