Are you having a midlife crisis…

Someone rolled out that same old line to me yesterday.

“Russ, are you having a midlife crisis?”

I smiled politely and said nothing.
(That really annoys them by the way!)

This follows on from the numerous physical challenges I’ve given myself.
It’s been a busy few years.

It seems to me, in my humble opinion, that the lovely people who like to bleat on about the ‘mid life crisis’  are usually the ones that go week in week out doing the same old things and playing it safe.

Safe is ok.
But pointing a finger at someone who wants to challenge themselves makes ‘safe’ people feel good about being ‘safe’.

midlife crisis

Don’t misunderstand me.
You don’t have to be some uber athlete to step up.

In the last couple of years we’ve seen all ages, all abilities, people from KB3 enter competitions.
Walk up a mountain.
Complete mud runs.
Complete triathlons (I managed to fit that in again!)
Half marathons.
Or just have the tenacity to want to improve their health.

It’s like a physical version of further education I suppose.
Challenges make you grow in ability and confidence and are a great legacy and influence on the people around you.

So rather than just roll week to week.
Pick a challenge.


A walk, a bike ride, an event or just get back in shape.
Click here if you want some help.

Russell ‘not playing it safe’ Pearcy

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.