The 'Why'When we start a new fitness or exercise routine what is our aim? To get fit, to lose weight, to look better in a bikini..? To look like what 'society' says we should. Unfortunately for many people this is the why they start something of this vein, when the only reason should be to be happy … Continue reading Fit not skinny
Ross 10k – 2/9/18″
It's been a week since and I'm only just getting around to posting this. I'd actually forgotten, being busy with work and trying to calm my quad. I'd done the training but missed hills and strength. Ok, so all I'd done is some running. I arrived on the day half an hour early, perfect time … Continue reading Ross 10k – 2/9/18″
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)
There’s no such thing as a bad run…
Really...? What makes up a bad run. Slow speed or pace. Niggly old or new injuries. Mental or emotional worries and stress? We may certainly use these as a reason for a bad run, but I think it comes down to something a lot more simple. You had a plan or expectation in mind which … Continue reading There’s no such thing as a bad run…
The 10km plan
You’ve run a marathon, you’ve run more halves than you can count (training runs included) and now you decided you want to have a training plan for 10km runs. Whaaat??? The answer is pretty simple. To help me get enjoyment out of running again. Less pressure on performance, and more on fun. At Ross last … Continue reading The 10km plan
The toughest race is ahead….
Yep, it's that time of the year again. Point to Pinnacle is coming up in just over a week (not 4 days like I thought) and I'm starting to get those nervous feels. The everyday regular nerves that come before something big happens. Nerves that happen in various degrees before a race - the bigger … Continue reading The toughest race is ahead….
Eight months ago I had a dream. One my husband was happy to help me with. And we started right then and there - booking flights to my second marathon. Today, I write that my marathon dreams are over. At this stage I highly doubt I will do another one. I won't write it off … Continue reading Marathon dreams
From strength to strength
I've always known I should do more strength training and this weekend just gone reinforced that fact. I'll go into detail on the weekends shenanigans in another post, but first let me talk about my strength training or lack thereof. Knowing you should do something and actually doing it are two completely different things. I'm … Continue reading From strength to strength
Exercise that is not running (getting started)
There is one door in my house that is nearly half covered in A4 paper with several body part workouts. Arms, legs, abs, the LBD workout, a full body challenge.. you name it I've printed it out and it's up there ready for me to do something about it. I know that running (and diet) alone … Continue reading Exercise that is not running (getting started)