So it’s the second week of the year, and your new year’s resolution to take up running hasn’t quite turned you into the gazelle that you’d envisaged. In fact, you … Continue Reading No More Excuses! Start Running.
What if I told you that there exists the perfect community-based antidote to our fast-paced, achievement-oriented, internet-soaked, terrorist-fearing, climate-changing, politically precarious modern world? And it’s free. And there’s no catch or … Continue Reading Beginners’ guide to parkrun: five top tips to get you started.
We’ve moved out of our house, the kids are on school holidays, the weather is cold, frequently wet and windy, and apparently my training is done. I won’t go on … Continue Reading Taper Madness
Several of the thousands of people I’ve informed about my upcoming marathon aspirations have wondered why, if I’m only going to do one, I haven’t opted for an iconic event … Continue Reading Moving & marathoning
I’m pretty sure that I’ve told ever single person I’ve met in the past two months that I’m running a marathon in June. Yet, until today, I hadn’t technically started training … Continue Reading Marathon Training – Day 1
In 2015, I sucked. As a blogger, I sucked. Fifteen posts. Hardly enough to to qualify as a blogger. AMBITION #1. Write weekly. Not because the running world needs me … Continue Reading Running Ambitions for 2016
A quick interview with this month’s Runner’s World cover girl.
Two weeks after my falling out with running, two weeks of assuming that any morning now, I’d wake up and have a desperate urge to run, and I’m in danger … Continue Reading Faking it
Yesterday I started a Training Peaks Half Marathon plan designed to get me across the finish line at the Busselton Half Ironman relay in 1:45. Well, I signed up for … Continue Reading Running Slow to Get Faster
I spent 279 hours running in 2014. That is 279 hours of free therapy, meditation and physical exercise combined with friendship, competition, toe-nail loss, and some sunburn on the bits I … Continue Reading Happy New Year
Right. It’s been a while. Had a few things to do you know with the whole setting up a new life all over again thing. I wonder if there’s any … Continue Reading First Post from Perth
My favourite part of racing is registering. Months in advance, I love to complete online registration. Just a few clicks and some typing, and I’m giddy with excitement and a … Continue Reading In Case of Emergency
Last Sunday night, I sat down and did something I’d been procrastinating over for weeks. I made a poster advertising our four guinea pigs for adoption. And I cried. Guinea … Continue Reading If Only Guinea Pigs Could Fly
I recently bought a Breville juicer hoping I could use it to get more fruit and veg into my picky kids. Well so far kids-4, mom-0, but I’ll keep trying. … Continue Reading Juice
So I can’t run today. I just shouldn’t. My foot is as sore as it was yesterday so I must heed it’s plea for rest. But I feel restless. Boy … Continue Reading No running (water) !
In the opening scene of the movie ‘Philomena’, a doctor prescribes running as the antidote to the main character, Martin’s, depression. It’s not of course a movie about running and … Continue Reading Philomena