I just realised it's been 6 months since I posted last. So much has happened. Little did I know that the 2 days later my mum would have taken her last breath and everything went pair shaped. Three weeks later my youngest had a pretty serious mountain bike accident (in hindsight I could have prevented … Continue reading 2020 – time to start again
convicts & wenches, 25k trail
I was under prepared.I had a basic plan.A vague hope for finish times.Get out there..have fun..finish. I did it. I finished and fell into hubby's arms, sobbing tears of both exhaustion and the joy of it being over.The last few kms were of utter pain and 'where is the end?' coupled with an inner joy … Continue reading convicts & wenches, 25k trail
Ross, 5k, 14/4/19
Nothing says awesome run by actually being prepared. Funny that. I had put in the work, done my training and worked on my strength routine. On the day, the nerves were still there, (as they should be) and it all came together nicely.I did my usual and went out too fast, yet by the 3k … Continue reading Ross, 5k, 14/4/19
Run Devonport – 18/3
There’s a lot to be said about not putting expectations on yourself and having fun while you run. You never know, you may get a pb. The same goes for strength workouts and intervals. You probably get where I’m going here. I raced on Sunday. I did really well. I’m proud of myself. The forecast … Continue reading Run Devonport – 18/3
City 2 Casino 2017
It's race recap time again and while I didn't pb as I had wanted to I had a great time. I joined hubby on this run - it was his idea after all, and am so very proud of him and how he went. This is how it went down: - the day was bright, … Continue reading City 2 Casino 2017
Point 2 Pinnacle
It's been a week month, and I'm still on a high from this race. We didn't make it to the top and it rained the whole way. It was bloody hard work and I was soaked to the bone. I didn't care, I had a blast and in many ways it was my best race to … Continue reading Point 2 Pinnacle
Out with the old…
I had read about this thing but having not done a lot of running before never experienced it for myself. The retirement of old running shoes. Generally around 800-1000km mark you are meant to swap over your shoes for maximum comfort and running...what's the word...you know, gait, style, stride..so you don't injure yourself. Two months … Continue reading Out with the old…
From zero to Ultra
If someone had said to me three years ago I would be considering running an ultra I would have laughed at them. Not only because I had no idea what an ultra actually was but because I wasn't even running. Nothing. Maybe walking occasionally but running, no way. Fast forward to today and it is … Continue reading From zero to Ultra
You, my friend, are a marathoner.
Warning: looong post marathon recap. I've written before about what goes into training for a marathon or any race. A lot of hard work, determination and commitment. Early morning starts, long runs, new diet and learning how to fuel during your runs. Gaining new kind of mental strength. Sticking to your guns. And lots of running. … Continue reading You, my friend, are a marathoner.
The sub 60 challenge.
The sub run. No,not to subway, but the running of a distance below a certain time frame. Most people when they start running eventually getting point where they want to aim for a sub 30 5k or a sub 60 10k. While I know I can do the former, it is the latter I have … Continue reading The sub 60 challenge.