10 things I learnt from running my first ultra

I thought of doing the usual race recap from last Saturday’s Upstream 50k Challenge but this particular day was so life-changing that I really feel it is more important to share what I’ve learnt than to tell you what the weather was like at the 40k mark or how my legs turned to jelly 200mt…

Old Year’s Resolutions

Today’s post was going to be a huge whinge about I’d been sick AGAIN, and how HARD it has been getting back into shape in time for Two Bays which is only SIX WEEKS AWAY, but I nearly put myself into a coma trying to write it. The past few weeks have been crap and hard…

Putting yourself first is not selfish.

I doubt I am the only person confessing to it at this time of year, but I have well and truly run myself into the ground. The irony of it being that very little actual running was involved. Where I work is generally quite conducive to a regular schedule. Engineers love routine and they hate…

Are you really a really Real Runner?

On our long run last Saturday ULUR Sister and I were discussing those people who insist that you’re not really a runner if you walk during a race. Or any run. It’s one of those subjects that – to put it mildly – seems to divide opinion. Obviously you know which side of the fence…