Do you walk when you run..?

A quick question. It is asked all the time for various validation purposes. If you walk during a running race does the distance still count? If you want to complete a certain distance then you have to run the whole thing? I'm not doing a marathon until I can run the whole distance. Yes, No … Continue reading Do you walk when you run..?

City 2 Casino 11k (7k)

It was all going well until it wasn't. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it all falls in a heap. And sometimes it gets all muddled up. Which is what happened for my last race. I was all over the training, and then I was over the training. Life and general busyness got in the way and … Continue reading City 2 Casino 11k (7k)

Food prepping for better lunches

I wrote a short post on Facebook about food prep and how it is changing my mornings (and evenings) for the better, as well as my whole week. When you are organised in one aspect you can concentrate on others, and slowly you are organised in enough areas that the rest just falls into place. … Continue reading Food prepping for better lunches

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

The plan

I love the plan. This is my second time using the plan. The plan works for me. I feel more in control when using the plan. I don't feel guilty on rest days when using the plan. The plan gives me more freedom. The plan works. Trust the plan. Trust the training. You will finish … Continue reading The plan

Off to the physio I go…

After my last post and the resulting abysmal runs I went off to the physio to see what she could help me with. Not only did I get really good information and help, with instructions on exercises to do, I felt embarrassed by and ashamed of my lack of form. This appeared to be my … Continue reading Off to the physio I go…

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

Journey to the Pinnacle

It's four and a half weeks til my next big race. The worlds toughest half marathon. And I can believe it. 21kms of incline. To a total height of over 1270 meters above sea level. That's pretty high. And a lot of hard work. Lots of hill to climb. Like a mountains worth, literally. My … Continue reading Journey to the Pinnacle