Well, Surf Coast Trail Marathon sucked…

How do you get over a shitty race? I’ve been mulling this one over in my mind for a few days now, wondering whether to write it up or not. I never bothered to write up my DNF at Two Bays. It was too depressing to think about. My first and only DNF and I still…

Christmas Treats

Well the 25th December is almost here and I’m getting pretty excited! This is what the days leading up to my Christmas are looking like: THE OTHER 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 12 – glasses of champagne I’m going to need (times oooooh, let’s say, 10!) 11 – pressies left to wrap 10 – ornaments the cats have ripped…

Re-evaluating goals

I’m afraid this blog is going to have to wait a little longer for an actual ultra-runner to write these posts. Til then you’re stuck with me. I can’t go into it in any detail on such a public forum, but due to some family issues – no, that doesn’t mean I am pregnant!! –…

Should I run if I am sick?

I’m siiiick. Middle of winter bad cold siiiiick. And this week was meant to be my first week back into training. For what I am not sure yet, but at the very least I really need to get out there and start running regularly again. But I’m siiiick and there’s no real reason to train if…

From Paris to Nottingham to London and home

I could spend the next 5 blog posts showing you photos of Paris, but instead I’ll just give you one more picture-heavy holiday running post. Needless to say we had a wonderful time. The Eiffel Tower by night… Galeries Lafayette by day… Les fontaines des innocents – with a little not-so-innocent  in front of it!…

The end of the Great Silence – and a Paris run

Finally! Time to get back to our regular programming… Due to some intense family issues, namely my daughter repeatedly bleeding all over the place after a routine tonsillectomy, I have been hard pressed to make sure I shower daily, let alone type up a blog post. However, all is now well. My little trooper has recovered…

The 2014 Run Melbourne Half Marathon Race Recap

It may have been darkest before the dawn at the start of this year’s Run Melbourne Half Marathon (start time of 7am, geeez!!) but the weather couldn’t have been more accommodating. ULUR Brother #1’s Game Face. He told me he was ‘focussing’ on the race. Must have worked – he clocked in at under 2 hours. Not…

Marathon Taper Week

It seems to me like this latest round of training has been and gone so quickly I didn’t even have time to get sick of getting up at 5am to run in the dark.  On Saturday 28th June I will be standing around with approximately 400 other strangers, in the cold and wind, ready to run…

When one door closes…

…another opens. About two weeks ago I woke to find a surprise had landed in my inbox. The race directors of the 30/50 Challenge have been forced to change the event date due to the fact that if we run it in November we might tread on a Hooded Plover mating in the bushes. Whether we like…

Run Drink Sleep Repeat…

…to paraphrase Fatboy Slim. A few weeks ago I figured out that because Easter break and Anzac day fell within in the same week I could take a judiciously placed 3 days off in between and score myself a 10 day holiday. So I did. The boss later sarcastically thanked me for causing a mass…