The forecast said showers. Anyone who lives in or around Melbourne knows the weather forecast should always be taken with enough salt to induce heart failure. Grains need not apply. "Showers" could mean 5 seconds of rain followed by a glorious sunny day and it could also mean flash flooding, winds that feel like they … Continue reading Race review: Surf Coast Trail Marathon
In 2016, I ran the Maroondah Dam 50k. It was my second ultramarathon and my second trail race (yes my first trail race was a 50k). I struggled, I got lost, I made a great friend and I created a steaming pile of unfinished business out on the Tanglefoot loop. The course was new and … Continue reading Race review: Maroondah Dam Trail Race
In the past 5 years, I've ran 9,124km and put on 6kg. I'm now the heaviest I have been in 10 years. It's uncomfortable and embarrassing and I find myself making one bad food choice after the other. I'm ashamed of myself for letting it get this bad. I know I might sound a little … Continue reading 90 day reset
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!
I'm a little behind in my race reviews. Interesting because racing hasn't exactly been a focus of my year this year. I had a moment, well several moments if I'm being honest, earlier in the year when I literally prayed/begged to the universe to just be able to run 1 km. It felt like one … Continue reading Race Review: The Inaugural Portland 3 Bays 60km Trail Ultra
I stopped running for a week and I didn't die! I had to go back into the archives of Strava all the way back to June 2015 to find a week without running. I had a run a 50k the week before and I guess I took a week off. I don't remember it. Honestly … Continue reading I stopped running and I didn’t die
I know I know. Last week I said I was going to be better. Well I wasn’t. It’s now 10am Saturday, it’s going to be 43 degrees (110 F) and I’m sitting around waiting for the weather for change. Yep! I’d two coffees and a mango deep into a Grey’s Anatomy marathon. I’m sure I … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 6
Hello enviro lovers! Well I'm feeling quite a little bit impressed with myself. Now when you open my over sized hand bag, not only to lip balm, credit cards and organizers fly out, but so do re-usable shopping bags, a re-usable coffee cup and a water bottle! Everything but the kitchen sink. It's been working … Continue reading Got my keep cup!
Challenge: The True Cost I’ve seen it now. I can’t ignore it. So what can I do about it? I don’t subscribe to the theory that one person can’t make a difference. Commercial companies whether that be milk producers, juice bars or clothing brands are there to make money. So I vote with my dollar. … Continue reading The True Cost- Wardrobe Audit Part 1
I’d love to be one of those people who say “I went fully vegan when I was 12 because I saw what they were doing to the animals…. I even threw out all my clothes and my couch and my car!”. But I’m not. It’s funny, when you tell someone you are vegan you immediately … Continue reading The “Vegan” progression, The RRP & Cowspiracy