And just like that it was gone. I sat there trying to look unfazed. I maintained eye contact. I smiled. I thought to myself, this is what they mean when they say that the person receiving the bad news is not actually listening. See, I’m receiving bad news and I’m thinking about Meredith Grey doing … Continue reading It’s over- The death of the Tarawera Miler dream
I stopped running for a week and I didn't die! I had to go back into the archives of Strava all the way back to June 2015 to find a week without running. I had a run a 50k the week before and I guess I took a week off. I don't remember it. Honestly … Continue reading I stopped running and I didn’t die
There are some races that people just bleat about. Oh the course is so amazing, the views are epic, the volunteers are incredible, the medals are the best ever, I’m sure you’ve heard it all before. The Two Bays Trail run, comprising of a 28K one way and a 56 K round trip option on … Continue reading Two Bays 56k Trail Ultra- race recap
There is nothing worse than someone telling you “I told you so”. It’s infuriating, frustrating and generally speaking quite annoying and a little patronizing. So two weeks ago when things started to fall off the wagon and I felt tired and a little run down, I chalked it up to what it feels like … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary-Week 8- Ouch and Oops
Breathe, breathe, in, out, in, out. I am running my first 100 mile race in 32 days. And I have a niggle. A big one. Breathe out. You know what's a little funny (but not really), I've never had an injury before. A little bit (or a lot of) soreness but never an actual injury. … Continue reading Injured with 32 days to go!
Marathon training has it's ups and downs. This week, week 7 of Tarawera Miler training was a down. A long list of downs. With only 34 days to go, I didn't really want to have a crappy week. I had taken it easy during the You Yangs New Years Rock around the Clock marathon, walking … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary Week 7- Off the wagon
I know I know. Last week I said I was going to be better. Well I wasn’t. It’s now 10am Saturday, it’s going to be 43 degrees (110 F) and I’m sitting around waiting for the weather for change. Yep! I’d two coffees and a mango deep into a Grey’s Anatomy marathon. I’m sure I … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 6