It felt serious. Sharp, direct, disabling. It was so bad that it broke my heart and forced me to pull out of an event I’d had on my calendar and trained for for three years. Turns out, my arse is just lazy. Yes it feels like a personal attack to me too. A attack on … Continue reading Injury update
Race recap: Cairns to Port Douglas Ultra, my first involuntary DNF
Even before the “gun” went off at 5am at Crystal Gardens, the Cairns to Port Douglas Ultra had already achieved the goal of the worst race I had been to (and I live in Victoria so that’s saying something!) In the weeks leading up there wasn’t much communication from the race organiser and what did … Continue reading Race recap: Cairns to Port Douglas Ultra, my first involuntary DNF
Race review: Snowy Mountains UTRA 70k
A weird hybrid of sports with the overall feel of a nervous teenager, unsure of their place in the world so trying to be everyone at once. The emo, the hippie, the nerd, all blended into one confusing mess.
Race recap: Maroondah Dam 50k
Note: This post was written pre-Melb Lockdown 4.0 Races are back. Ok they have been back for a little while, but I haven’t been. After bailing on my last 2 race entries (Warby trail fest and Brimbank park), I was nervous when I signed up for Maroondah Trail Run. I thought I was probably just … Continue reading Race recap: Maroondah Dam 50k
Training diary- less than 50 days to go until Old Ghost
I've been a little slack with the old blog lately, so as part of my 2020 New Years Resolutions, you can now expect something from me each Sunday. It could be a weekly training recap, a race review or just some random thoughts on food, running, trails or whatever takes my fancy to be honest! … Continue reading Training diary- less than 50 days to go until Old Ghost
Race review: Mt Macedon 50k trail race
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
Race Review: Old Ghost Ultra 85k
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
Race review: Shotover Moonlight Marathon
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
Holy mandatory gear Batman!
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!
Thoughts on Being injured at a running festival
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