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?
About 12 months ago now I received a phone call out of the blue from a work colleague of mine who basically said “Wanna come and do Everast Base camp with us?” Obviously the answer was “hell yes” with many exclamation points but it was a question that I didn’t know at the time would … Continue reading Like a girl: I’m off the pill & training with my cycle
It's now a few weeks into June and writing about a "pro-police" virtual running festival that took place over the month of May might be a bit on the nose for some. But before anyone reading this starts sending me hate mail, let me first start by saying that I am in Melbourne, Australia. That … Continue reading A month in review: May 2020 #Run4Blue
I came away from the 2019 Old Ghost Ultra feeling like I had let myself down. Finish line with Phil Rossiter -2019 Strange, since I had no expectations and it had been a long time since I had any desire or drive to go fast or faster in my case. But nonetheless I was not … Continue reading The (Old Ghost) road to improvement- Lessons from 2020
2019. Well it wasn't as bad as 2018. 2018 was about rediscovering my love of running, of the process as David Roche would say, after being injured and sidelined for three months and attending my goal race on crutches. 2019 was about rebuilding my body for running. I started the year as I usually do … Continue reading 2019- A year of running in review
Religion, politics, diet and now the requirement for race medals has been added to the list of things you don't talk about at a dinner table filled with runners. It's a hot topic that gets just as many passionate opinions on the Facebook groups as the carbs v fats debate. On one hand are the … Continue reading From medals to tattoos, Permanently commemorating your run
There was a discussion on an ultra running Facebook group recently that sparked my attention. With the Surf Coast Century 100k trail run coming up in a little under two weeks, virgins to the distance are starting to freak out. Nothing new here, I've been a freaking out virgin on numerous occasions myself, it's part … Continue reading Don’t plan to DNF!
Day 79 post injury diagnosis. When you get told you can't run after running almost every day for 8 years, the first thing that flashes across your mind is "I'm going to get fat". Before running I was quite a chubby person. I was insecure and self conscious and there is no way I wanted … Continue reading Road to Recovery- Return to “racing”, weight gain & muscle building
I thought being injured and unable to run would be soul destroying. The kind of pain and frustration that has you lying in the faetal position dazed and confused, not knowing who you are anymore or what to do with your life. It sounds dramatic but I'd be lying if I said it was a … Continue reading Road to recovery- On the 65th day she ran
Being injured and on the bench is meant to show me what's important in life. It's meant to highlight all the things that I never have time for because of training and racing. You know, going out with friends, reading books, binge watching Netflix (oh wait I do that when I'm not injured!), all the … Continue reading A runners identity: Who am I if I’m not running