“It’s me, hi, I’m the problem it’s me” Taylor Swift I’m bad a recovery. Probably because I’m also bad a training. I like running, the cruisy, shuffle kind with stops every few trees for one of my dogs to pee, poop and sniff. Races involve the other kind of running, the relentless climbs, the punishing … Continue reading The recovery wagon- slow, clunky and cranky
Category: training diary
How it’s going: April ‘23 in review
Let’s just admit right here that me doing this two months in a row is an accomplishment right here! Welcome to How it’s going, my month in review post. Last month was the first edition, so hopefully I can learn and grow with each month. March was all about the rebuilding after the storm that … Continue reading How it’s going: April ‘23 in review
How it’s going: March ’23 in review
I’m going to try something new. My planner has a page at the end of every month that has a collection of reflective questions. They mostly centre around things you achieved in the month, things/people you are grateful for and the baby steps you took towards your higher goals. To be honest I usually skip … Continue reading How it’s going: March ’23 in review
It felt serious. Sharp, direct, disabling. It was so bad that it broke my heart and forced me to pull out of an event I’d had on my calendar and trained for for three years. Turns out, my arse is just lazy. Yes it feels like a personal attack to me too. A attack on … Continue reading Injury update
The prequel to the taper tantrum- 35 days to go!
With five weeks to go until my first 100 mile race and the panic and paranoia is starting to set in. It’s the prequel to the ultimate taper tantrum that often includes buying shit you don’t need, over analysing your training, foam rolling (because you literally have never used the thing) and research into all … Continue reading The prequel to the taper tantrum- 35 days to go!
2022: A year in running
Every year at Christmas I sit down and watch the movie version of the Broadway musical 'Rent'. It's my end of year tradition. "How do you measure, measure a year?" they ask and each holiday season I asked myself the same thing. Luckily for runners, Strava has that in the bag, publishing their 2022 Recap … Continue reading 2022: A year in running
A little perspective goes a long way
It's pretty easy sometimes to get caught up in dumb shit. I'm not proud of it, but the other day I spent all day stressing and desperately googling to find a solution to someone changing a running shoe. I'm sure if you follow me on Instagram or over here on this little blog you would … Continue reading A little perspective goes a long way
WTF! They ruined my favourite shoe!
I bought a new pair of shoes this week. Hardly newsworthy or revolutionary I admit. "Runner buys new shoes" is hardly the stuff of Pulitzer Prizes. There was nothing fancy about them. They weren't a brand new make or model, a limited edition or anything with the word 'carbon' in the title (or the price). … Continue reading WTF! They ruined my favourite shoe!
Race recap: 2022 You Yangs 30k
With a long run on the calendar, it seemed like the logical thing to sign up for a run at the You Yangs Trail Festival and treat it as a practice run for Cairns to Port Douglas in only a month or so. The You Yangs are my local trails so paying money (to a … Continue reading Race recap: 2022 You Yangs 30k
Waiting room bargaining
It’s called waiting room bargaining. It starts with a twinge, a dull ache, a singular short sharp pain. It induces unease, rapid heart rate, dooms day thoughts, strange phantom pains in other random places and excessively unhealthy googling. Dr Google escalates it to cancer, amputation and death. And then suddenly there you are, in the … Continue reading Waiting room bargaining