Girls ski trip!

I know, I know, I haven’t updated for ages, I have been running too much, I swear! That’s what next post is about. This one is a just a quick catch up on my week away skiing with my friend Justine, daughter Jamie and niece Nikki.  Girls road trip! We left for Cooma on the…

Motivation Madness

Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the game for years, running can be a very rewarding pastime. It boosts your mood, tones your body, tunes up the heart and circulatory system and burns off excess calories. And when you’re in the zone there’s nothing else quite like it, it’s meditation on the…

Movie Review: The Search for Freedom

I generally find sportspeople are not well suited to explaining just what it is about their sport they love. They try, but it always seems to boil down to unimaginative responses such as this gem from pro-snowboarder Annie Boulanger on why she’s so obsessed with boarding: “It’s like breathing. Like the best breath you can…

Not running

Aaah skiing, you will always be my first, most expensive, love. L-R My sister, me, my father, circa 1979 Years and years ago when I was about 3 months old, my parents invested in a lodge at Smiggin Holes, NSW,  that would turn out to be a big part of my life. The first year…

Am I being lazy or do I just really need a break?

I would definitely call myself a perfectionist. Over the years I have managed to tone down and distract this side of my personality so I don’t become completely frozen every time I want to try something new. But what if I look stupid? What if I can’t do it? What if people think badly of…

A week in which nothing much happened and I have a rant…

This past week has been uneventful which is a good thing, really. Although it does narrow down the amount of bitching and moaning I can do, haha. No sign of any niggles, and I had a really strong long run where I accidentally did 17k instead of 15k.  I seem to be doing this more often…

A cross training problem…

If you’re anything like me one of the more enjoyable parts of training is filling out your daily running (or exercise) journal. I love getting fancy with my Excel spreadsheet, highlighting each form of exercise in different colours, listing whether the run was road or trail, logging speed work, hill reps and weekly mileage totals….

Weekly roundup: 11th March – 17th March

Not a bad week just gone:The best bit about it is that I had a very assorted week while still ending up with a reasonable mileage (~33k total). The swimming was extremely beneficial. I went on Monday simply because it was a nice sunny public holiday – Labour Day – here in Vic and I…

It’s boring being patient

And I must say I’m pretty sick of it. However I am still calling 2014 the Year of Smart Training. Patience, persistence, focus. Plus a little bit of avoiding Facebook because my green eyed monster just can’t stand seeing other people’s posts on all the races and workouts they’re doing while I sit at home trying to feel good…

I’m baaaaack….Returning to running after a break

I always feel conflicted getting back into training after a break. I either think: 1)      Why did I stop I am so unfit I will never get back to where I was OR 2)      I can’t wait to do everything right this time round a fresh start is so exciting As with most things in…