A better way to set goals

It’s the New Year! The chance to turn your life around right? Well I don’t know about you but lately soooo many motivational posts I’ve seen have been boring and repetitive. Maybe it’s because I follow too many sports and fitness websites or perhaps it’s just that it was the holidays and people were getting lazy,…

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…

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…

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…

Depressed? Running can help (really)

It’s World Mental Health day on the 10th of October, and here in Australia it’s also mental health week, so I thought it would be a great chance to spout off on one of my favourite subjects:  Exercising to improve your mood. Firstly, I would suggest that anyone feeling low or suspecting they might have depression…

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!! –…

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…

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…

Warning, rant about boobs ahead…

If you think you can cope with me talking about my chest ladies and what I do with them when I run then read on, as we play a terrifying game of potluck I call Let’s go buy a sports bra! I hadn’t bought a sports bra for about 3 years due to the fact that I find the…