Moves, mishaps and mountains: behind the scenes of a Planet Prancer.

The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful

The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful

More up and down news as the days tick by and my dance across America gets ever closer.  The past couple of weeks have seen some awesome milestones passed but also more setbacks on the physical and training side of things - I just hope my body isn't now in a permanent...

Den of Dance

Den of Dance

It's been a long road to recovery since having a knee operation in February.  The key to getting me back on my dancing feet has been the treadmill that sits in my shed... it's meant I've been able to gradually find my feet and increase the amount I walk and run in...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

There's a lot I have to organise and prepare in order to be ready to begin my dance across America, and over the past few weeks I've made pretty good progress against quite a few of them.  They include: Getting the right kit - making sure it's durable, doesn't weigh...

What’s my plan?

What’s my plan?

I've always been rubbish at sticking to training plans.  I love creating them - they bring a sense of direction and calm - but when the messiness of life kicks in, I just can't seem to put them into practice.  So if I'm finally to accomplish something that over the...

Where have I been?

Where have I been?

There’s no denying that things have been a bit sparse on the prancing front these past three years. While my mind has dreamt of new, even grander adventures, other commitments and failings have thought otherwise - and the result has been stuttering and stumbling over...

Following in the footsteps of a superhero

Following in the footsteps of a superhero

People sometimes ask where I get my energy and thirst for challenge/adventure from but it's not difficult to tell: four weeks ago my mum, aged 72, completed a huge 5-day, 275km ride through the West Bank in aid of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). Along the way she...

New year, new Ben?

New year, new Ben?

This year I have two new year's resolutions. I'm told that goals and targets should be SMART - specific, measurable, attainable/achievable, realistic and time-phased (or something along those lines) but on these terms, my new year's resolutions fail resolutely. They...

Taking the Path Less Travelled

Taking the Path Less Travelled

I’ve finally hit upon the solution to my road-dancing, support-needing dilemma: the wonderous south coast path. I have about 30 miles more to dance to get from Taunton to Exeter or Sidmouth, and from then on I’ll get to shake, shimmy and shuffle along some of the UK’s...

The hit and run: what happened

The hit and run: what happened

Wednesday 3rd October 2012 It had been a long day of dancing, with a whole heap of hills along the route from Wiltshire's Bradford on Avon to Somerset's Wells. Coupled to us beginning the day late after being joined by the Mayor and 50 or so fabulous dancing residents...

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