Mandatory Jogs & CraigmoreOnline Blogs

29/09/2016 14:52

My first post is being written after a rather murderous 3 mile jog; the first proper exercise in about 6 months...

Having just turned 50 and inheriting poor genes resulting in raised blood pressure and a fairly terrible cholesterol score my encouraging and rather forceful sporty family have forced me back onto the treadmill. Like most people in 2016 who work long hours it is always hard to squeeze in time to exercise, but now that I am half way to my target age of 100 (target weights are not for me!!) I must make more time to look after my body. Let me say this, CraigmoreOnline does not sell exercise equipment or Zumba DVDs, and we certainly do not give fitness advice. However, safety at work or home is important to us and to our suppliers such as 3M, Karcher and SIP.

I suppose I should introduce myself… I am Geoff Baird, the founder and managing director of Craigmore and CraigmoreOnline.

Based in Northern Ireland; CraigmoreOnline is the online shop for our bricks and mortar business called Craigmore (no surprise there!). Craigmore was started over 25 years ago but my business journey goes back to my teenage years. Perhaps I will get to that story in the future. I have no experience of writing a blog. I have spent the last few months listening to advice, opinions and trawling the internet reading other people’s blogs. ...But after all that I can say there is no magic formula and no perfect way, so bear with me! Here’s what I will state right now, this blog will not be about blatantly trying to sell you more stuff. This blog will not attempt to teach you stuff you know already or will never need to know anyway. I will always welcome your comments, good or bad and I will always be open and honest because that’s just who I am. As a fond reader you can find anything from fiction, autobiography and business on my book shelves. A particular favourite is Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. An addition to the original is a small book with daily quotes and if they are useful or I just like them I share them with others... I recently read this: “It is possible to be busy – very busy – without being very effective” Think on that, comment at will, change if you can. P.S. These fails are guaranteed to cheer up even the dullest Thursday. 

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