Ah July. My crabby cancer friends feel me. Wowsa! Humour me for a bit as I download the contents of my rumination that has been bouncing about in my brain for the past month. I blame birthdays, they make you crazy and philosophical and annoyingly introspective. Maybe I’m having a midlife crisis, I do turn … Continue reading How it’s going: July 2023 in review
There is a good reason that there are hundreds of quotes stitched on pillows, plastering Instagram feeds and tattooed in script on various body parts warning of the dangers of comparison. Comparison my friends, is a bitch. The kicker is that when used correctly comparison can make you feel like you have your shit sorted … Continue reading How it’s going: June ‘23 in Review
The overall goal was to enjoy the course, take lots of pictures and treat it as a “one and done” once in a lifetime experience.
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
I’m pretty sure last time I did this race in 2021 that it would be my last time. This race had been my nemesis, my white whale if you like. For whatever reason I just couldn’t get it right. I won’t retread the same old weary paths as my “learning experiences” at Maroondah have already … Continue reading Race recap: Maroondah Dam 50k
"Trail and ultra running is inclusive". There are few things at the moment that get my blood boiling as much as this sentence, especially when it comes from a middle aged white man. "Ultra marathon running attracts a certain type of person", they say when questioned about the fact that there are a significant amount … Continue reading How much does it cost to run 100 miles?
It had been a while. Quite a while actually, since I had run 100km. It seemed like something that had become part of my identity, running long distances, of how people saw me, but I wasn’t actually doing it. The last time I completed a 100km race was September 2017, the Surf Coast Century, over … Continue reading Race recap: Ultra trail Kosciusko 100k
I used to sign up for races as “training” a lot but if I’m being honest, it wasn’t exactly training. It was mostly signing up for staircase races, you know you put a big A goal on the calendar of say 100km, so you also schedule in a half marathon and a 50k on the … Continue reading Race recap: Trail Series race 4
My favourite movie is Almost Famous, the based on a true story account of a kid and wannabe journo who became besties with his favourite band and followed them on the road, leading to his own front page story on the cover of The Rolling Stone. As a younger person, it seemed fitting that I … Continue reading My experience of “Mental skills for ultra runners”: A tail of a book review and unrequited therapy
Even before the “gun” went off at 5am at Crystal Gardens, the Cairns to Port Douglas Ultra had already achieved the goal of the worst race I had been to (and I live in Victoria so that’s saying something!) In the weeks leading up there wasn’t much communication from the race organiser and what did … Continue reading Race recap: Cairns to Port Douglas Ultra, my first involuntary DNF