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
The drive into Rotorua was hard. Seeing the forest, smelling the Sulfur. Remembering the pre-race nerves and the post race excitement and relief of last year, it all came flooding back as tears down my cheeks. The disappointment was just so raw. But my husband was so excited to run this race and I was … Continue reading Thoughts on Being injured at a running festival
And just like that it was gone. I sat there trying to look unfazed. I maintained eye contact. I smiled. I thought to myself, this is what they mean when they say that the person receiving the bad news is not actually listening. See, I’m receiving bad news and I’m thinking about Meredith Grey doing … Continue reading It’s over- The death of the Tarawera Miler dream
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
I've had one of those weeks. Who knows the cause of it? Maybe it was last week's full on week of training, or not getting enough sleep or that time of the month but I seriously feel like I'm loosing my shit. Training has been a little bit blah this week but I've save the … Continue reading Oh dear- Where did my brains go?
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
Ok so I may be a bit of a junkie. I realise that this is like saying I’m a bit of a female or a bit of an Aussie but I think I’m chasing the dragon, the Tarawera dragon! I’m blaming Paul and Tim for introducing me. Every other race before that was just the … Continue reading Missing running mojo