I pinched these excerpts from a recent post on Will Gadd’s blog, cos I wanted to save them. Will is a paraglider, kayaker, rock & ice climber, and general outdoor adventurer – yet most of these tips seem to apply to pretty much any athletic endeavour, or indeed life in general.


Eat well.

Attack your weaknesses. If you don’t know what your weakness is, that’s your weakness.

Be ruthless about distractions.

Avoid “performance boosters”.

Avoid any book with “Diet” on the front cover.

Hang out with people who do what you want to do, are stoked, and are better at it than you.

Go do your sport with love, intensity and meaning.