A year in review A lot of people have stated that 2017 was a rubbish year, I don’t have that same feeling. My year was a very exciting one. My first year in a Technical Marketing role and I was learning the ropes, pushing myself out of some comfort zones but enjoying pretty much every minute. Here is a look back at what I said for the 2016 version – https://vzilla.co.uk/vzilla-blog/the-year-of-the-vzilla-2016 This type of post for me has come a little bit of a tradition, a summary of my year from vZilla.co.uk stats to my biggest achievements with some community and travel summary as well.Read More →

Top 50 vBlog for vZilla.co.uk Up 76 places from 2016 Every year Eric Siebert @ericsiebert) puts a massive amount of effort into collating the ever-growing number of technical blogs we have out there within our community. Top marks to Eric and he seems to enjoy making the scoring system more complexed to keep his work effort high. Last night the infamous live unravelling of the Top 25 vBlogs in the community were revealed and I think years gone by that I have been able to watch were done so with a running commentary on Twitter, last night it was all happening in the Veeam VanguardRead More →

The fact that i am writing this means i have completed the 90 day challenge, at the start of 2015 i decided to kick the year off with a challenge for January, this also included the infamous Dry January where no booze is drank… that was the easy bit, i also challenged myself to complete at least 1 mile of running every day for the full 31 days. I completed this and i have a post regarding this challenge here – https://vzilla.co.uk/1/post/2015/01/january-2015-challenge-completed.html At the end of that first month i decided that i would carry this on and challenge myself for February as well asRead More →

My challenge set for February was to complete 50 miles over the course of the 28 days. At the beginning of the month after completing the whole of January which totalled 43.86 Miles I thought I had set a milestone just that little too far to reach. I was very proud of myself for maintaining the routine for the first 31 days of 2015 that was my biggest challenge and not really the 1 mile a day at least target. As I have said in previous posts relating to these personal challenges I am quite an active person and have played a very good standardRead More →

The fact that I am writing this blog post means I have made it, I managed 31 days straight of running at least 1 mile every day! I also managed the no booze part but insignificant compared to how I feel about achieving the miles. it’s not a huge distance and although I did on many days achieve a considerable amount more than the 1mile minimum, it was more about the habit forming and actually making just that little bit of time to train each day. I’m not finished and by the time I got to around the 20 day mark I had already decidedRead More →

In January 2014 i accepted a challenge to go without alcohol for the whole of January…. it was something i had done before but very loosely. The difference with this challenge was it was to raise money for cancer, a disease that i had been brought closer to through friends of mine being diagnosed. The first thing to clear up is i am not a person that depends on alcohol to live and get through my life, just a normal english guy that likes to drink… i think thats fair to say. Here is the DryAthlete Cancer Research Page if you would like to findRead More →