Control. How much control can you have in 2021? A lot in some areas, not a lot in others. It seems crazy to be planning races and adventures and travel. It feels more exciting than it has in the past, more risky, more privileged. Maybe it’s because I couldn’t travel 5km last year, or because … Continue reading Training update
Well well well. After saying I was going to do it for at least three weeks, here we are at the end of a half successful week of “training”. I say half successful because I’m not entirely stoked with my week but I’ve come to realise that training is a bit of a work in … Continue reading Actually training: not just running, week 1
Race reviews are back! I can hardly believe it. I was lucky enough to race the Gold Rush COVID edition course in December but my race review disappeared into the interwebs so this is my first post COVID race review. After tip toeing around the edges of Two Bays and Warby trail fest earlier in … Continue reading Race review: Sharpy’s Beer Run 21k
A few years ago, after an overly dramatic and just as lengthy storm off a course, I swore that I would only run a race if my heart was in it. That day I ran 20k of a 50k course only to crack the shits, question my why and turn around and storm back to … Continue reading Why I pulled out of a race the night before the run
Yes it's true. I'm biting the bullet. It's only taken about 56 days and this bullet has been a hard pill to swallow. It's weird, I thought I had come through all that 2020 was rather well. It's all relative of course, but I considered myself one of the lucky ones. I mean if running … Continue reading My 2021 Running goals
“Remember when you wanted what you currently have?” I heard this quote recently and it sat on my chest for the rest of the day. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. At first, I felt extremely guilty that I didn’t feel grateful. I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. Nothing major just feeling … Continue reading Goals: Remember when you wanted what you currently have?
Are you a runner? Is your significant other a runner? Do you do Valentines Day or think it’s just another gimmick to get you to spend money on shit you don’t need? Either way, there are things you can do for your runner friend this Valentine’s Day that won’t fill your house will unnecessary shit … Continue reading Valentines Day for runners!
It’s the first week of January 2021 and the week I usually spend planning my year by writing out my goals and the steps to help make each happen. Last week, as 2020 came to a close, I set about taking an inventory of the year that had passed and pulling out that list from … Continue reading 2020- a running year in review
When I first started this blog around 3 or so years ago, I did an initial round up of the gear I use, both on the roads and on the trails. (You can find that initial wrap up here!) My advice with regards to buying gear that is best for you hasn’t changed. I still … Continue reading All the gear- 2020 update
It started innocently enough. Level 4 lockdown in Melbourne and Level 3 in Regional Victoria has been tough on my ultra running community. Daily there are rants in the Facebook group, confusion, frustration spilling into fair dinkum anger. People are doing all sorts of things to keep motivated and sane during this time. There are … Continue reading What? 45km on a treadmill?