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…

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…

Skiing as a cure for depression

When running is painless and you’re full of beans it really is a joy to do. This week has been wonderful. A long hilly run on Saturday, two early morning runs so far this week, one medium, one long (for before work anything over 10k is long, because I don’t usually have time to do…

Hanging on to the gains made in cross training

Last weekend was an intended break from marathon training while I went for my first ski of the (terrible up till now) 2013 Australian ski season. It really has been a shocker so far this year. An unseasonably warm June/July resulting in barely any snow until almost the end of July, whiteout conditions once August…