Let’s be real, one the surface Black Friday is kinda gross. It’s big business and retail stores taking advantage and using sneaky tactics to get us to buy shit we don’t need. It’s bad for our wallets and bad for the environment. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t use it to our advantage and make … Continue reading Black Friday Tips for trail and ultra runners
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
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?
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 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
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
“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
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.