‘I’ve always wanted to run but it feels so hard and I’ve never managed to get that runners high you hear about,’ a new acquaintance lamented to me recently. Firstly … Continue Reading Patience, Progression, Perseverance. Essentials for the Beginner.
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
Have you ever noticed how you come across something for the first time and then within days the same thing crops up in several Facebook/Instagram posts? Is it that you … Continue Reading GRIT Plyo & CXWorx
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
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
I’ve been trying to implement the strategy advocated by Matt Fitzgerald in his book 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower. This week, I haven’t run any … Continue Reading My 80/20 Update
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
Given my enthusiasm for registering for races, I’m a pretty lousy racer. Every single time I have crossed a finish line, I have complained about at least one (but usually two or three) … Continue Reading My new race recipe
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
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
One of the many things I love about running is how strong and powerful it makes me feel, and the fact that that I always feel better after a run … Continue Reading The One Where I Admit That I’ve been Foolish
Smothering with a head cold, and cursing the loss of my MacBook Pro which simply went to sleep last night and couldn’t be awoken this morning, it seems like the … Continue Reading When an LSD turns into a PB