I had originally written this post whilst sitting in the terminal at Melbourne Airport patiently waiting for my 11:55PM Jetstar flight to Christchurch to begin our 4th New Zealand trail running adventure. But for some reason the internet ate it, so here we are again! With the NZ trail running season kicking of in Rotorua … Continue reading Trail running in NZ? Tips for Navigating NZ customs
Australia is burning. There isn't a pretty or polite way to say it. Animals were all know, koalas, kangaroos, possums and those we don't like dunnarts and black cockatoos, are literally burning alive and the ones that survive have no where to live to and nothing to eat. I'm not interested in getting political and … Continue reading How runners can help the Australian bush fire crisis?
I've been a little slack with the old blog lately, so as part of my 2020 New Years Resolutions, you can now expect something from me each Sunday. It could be a weekly training recap, a race review or just some random thoughts on food, running, trails or whatever takes my fancy to be honest! … Continue reading Training diary- less than 50 days to go until Old Ghost
Oh Mount Macedon, you beautiful, complicated, soul destroying bitch. Last weekend, I returned to the scene of the crime, my first ever run back at the mountain that was my first foray into the bush and the kilometres past the marathon. To provide some perspective, my first experience was so traumatic that I waited 5 … Continue reading Race review: Mt Macedon 50k trail race
If you are a trail runner in Australia, NZ or Europe you have inevitably faced the list of mandatory gear required for some of the longer trail runs. From just a water bottle to a full set of thermals and wet weather gear, the amount of gear varies greatly across races. The amount and type … Continue reading Holy mandatory gear Batman!
New Years Resolutions. Love them or hate them, it's that time of year and I'm choosing to embrace the concept. The extent of my embrace is the subject of another post, but one of my 2019 goals is to "EXPLORE". So get ready for a bunch of 'Get out there' posts with new trails, new … Continue reading Get out there- Werribee Gorge circuit track
I've always wanted to do a juice cleanse but ironically like being vegan, I'd put into the too hard basket. I'd read a lot about the benefits of juice fasting, from the obvious weight loss to improved sleep, improved blood sugar levels and a general diet restart. To be honest, the diet re-start was the … Continue reading My experience with a 5 day juice cleanse
When I talk to my non running friends about running a common theme bubbles to the surface; ‘don’t you get bored?’, ‘how do you keep going?’ I certainly didn’t wake up one morning and say to myself, ‘I’m going to run for 3 hours this morning’, it’s been a slow and gradual process over about … Continue reading What I listen to on a run
Welcome to the first installment 'Get out there' trail review posts. As a beginner trail runner, there were few things I found more daunting than finding somewhere to run. I was worried I would get lost, that I would run out of water, that I would wear the wrong shoes and the "real" trail runners … Continue reading Get out there: You Yangs- Saddle Back Track
“Veganize yo life”- That’s the advice my 10 yr + vegan friend gave me. Being a beginner vegan or newly minted plant based eater is a difficult place to find yourself. On one hand you are super stoked that you have taken a positive step for your health, animals and the environment but on the … Continue reading Veganize yo life!