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
Ah July. My crabby cancer friends feel me. Wowsa! Humour me for a bit as I download the contents of my rumination that has been bouncing about in my brain for the past month. I blame birthdays, they make you crazy and philosophical and annoyingly introspective. Maybe I’m having a midlife crisis, I do turn … Continue reading How it’s going: July 2023 in review
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
I’ve worn the same brand of running shoe since 2019. I’ve been a loyal customer. At one point, even an ambassador. But the shoes changed and not for the better. It was frustrating and confusing. (See my rant here!) I wanted to shop around and look for something else but I was scared. I was … Continue reading I’m in my shoe slut era!
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
I’m pretty sure last time I did this race in 2021 that it would be my last time. This race had been my nemesis, my white whale if you like. For whatever reason I just couldn’t get it right. I won’t retread the same old weary paths as my “learning experiences” at Maroondah have already … Continue reading Race recap: Maroondah Dam 50k