2019. Well it wasn't as bad as 2018. 2018 was about rediscovering my love of running, of the process as David Roche would say, after being injured and sidelined for three months and attending my goal race on crutches. 2019 was about rebuilding my body for running. I started the year as I usually do … Continue reading 2019- A year of running in review
I have to run because I enjoy it. It's time to finally admit that even though my ego would love to say I ran a 3:30 marathon, my heart just doesn't enjoy it anymore and that's ok.
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
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
When I signed up for both the Old Ghost Ultra and the Shotover Moonlight Marathon I had just listened to Rich Roll interview Jessie Itzler. I don't remember the actual quote but the essence of his story still haunts me. He said that he was about to turn 50. The average person in America lives … Continue reading Race Review: Old Ghost Ultra 85k
Wow where to begin? The Shotover Moonlight Marathon. I got a helicopter to the start line. Not a tram or a bus, a helicopter! I'm not usually a fan of helicopters, I don't see what all the fuss is about, but the air inside this chopper was rife with nervous excitement. You could almost here … Continue reading Race review: Shotover Moonlight Marathon
Another day, another fun run. Well actually no, the AfterGlow Trail Run is not just another fun run. Yes ok it has a start and a finish and yes people do it for "fun" but let me say this, you haven't run a "fun run" until you've had a go at AfterGlow. Yes I hear … Continue reading Race Review- AfterGlow Trail Run