I love Courtney Dewaulter. I mean, of course I do, what's not to love, who doesn't love Courtney? I love that she has been so open about her struggles and her path to improvement. I love that she wears whatever the hell she wants and no doubt had fights with sponsors over it. I love … Continue reading Get out of the pain cave, all aboard the struggle bus
Trail ultra running is a weird sport. By definition, it’s an individual sport, only you can get yourself from the start line to the finish line under the speed of your own two feet. But for some races, it’s starting to become a team sport and that gets me all up in my “but I … Continue reading You’re on your own kid
If there would be a theme for this July and August, FOMO (the fear of missing out for those not up with internet acronyms). Western States, Hard Rock, my husband going on a massive holiday without me, UTMB, oh my! Those UTMB FOMO vibes And it’s really bloody hard to not throw your own pity … Continue reading How it’s going: September 2023
In 2017, I ran my first Surf Coast Century. It was my second 100k race and I felt I had learnt a lot from the first one only 6 months earlier. It was perfect by any stretch but I was happy with my 15:18 time. My dad, who is not remotely interested in running never … Continue reading Race recap: Surf Coast Century 100k
I hate the phrase “stress is stress”. It’s like one of those annoying quotes that used to be reserved for being stitched on a pillow or depicted in embossed pink ribbon script handwriting on women’s health journals that now are plastered on every influencers instagram page. And like it’s equally annoying siblings “you can’t outrun … Continue reading The unplanned rest week
This time last week, I was once again loading up the car with all the snacks and all the gear as I headed into the mountains. This time to the Southern Grampians for the Peaks and Trails 50k. The lead up to this years Peaks and Trails couldn’t be more different to last year. Last … Continue reading Race recap: Peaks and Trails 50k 2023
When I started running events I didn’t know trail running or mountain running existed. I knew of marathons of course but that was pretty much the extent of my knowledge. I had started running around the block near my house, I didn’t even have an accurate distance for the loop. I thought it was about … Continue reading The indecisive runner- but I want it all?
The recovery wagon that optimistically gurgled and spluttered out of Katoomba about 7 weeks ago, is still hobbling down the road, making noises you know are probably not 100% healthy but don’t sound like that are a real problem either. It’s been six weeks since my last pain free run. I’m starting to understand those … Continue reading The shotgun approach
I’ve worn the same brand of running shoe since 2019. I’ve been a loyal customer. At one point, even an ambassador. But the shoes changed and not for the better. It was frustrating and confusing. (See my rant here!) I wanted to shop around and look for something else but I was scared. I was … Continue reading I’m in my shoe slut era!
If I had to describe May in one word: chaos. I feel like May was a lot for me. I’m physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. There was a lot of stress and general busyness at work with UTA thrown in the middle. I used rest days I had banked up to go to UTA and … Continue reading How it’s going: May ‘23 review