Well Together inspiration from ICAS Member Michael Mallon CA
Well Together participant Michael Mallon CA shares his ideas, insights and inspiration for getting outdoors and staying active.
I’m Michael Mallon CA. I live in Edinburgh and work for Clearwater Analytics.
How do you like to get outdoors, keep fit and stay active?
I do everything and anything. Normally I play a lot of field hockey but that hasn’t been possible much in the last 12 months, so I run and cycle a lot, plus I do a fair bit of yoga.
Tell us about your favourite place to exercise.
Doing laps of Arthurs Seat in Holyrood Park. It's perfect for a walk, run or cycle.
What inspires you to get outdoors, keep fit and stay active?
Food and having a desk job!
How do you fit exercise around your work/family schedule?
Exercise is a non-negotiable for me. It has to happen daily. Doing it in the morning helps, but sometimes I will exercise at lunch or in the evening too.
Has the way you exercise changed during COVID-19/lockdown?
Yes, no more team sports or face-to-face instructor-led classes.
Do you have any fitness hints and tips to encourage and inspire others?
If you’re trying to get into something, do it with a friend or family member and hold each other accountable daily.
If lockdown wasn’t a thing, where in the world would you like to go for a run, wheel, walk, cycle or swim?
Tuscany in the summer months and then cool down with some gelato.
Which ICAS Strava Club are you a member of?
What’s your Strava profile ID should CAs in your area want to follow you?
You can view my Strava profile here.
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