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
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
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
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!
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
There are five stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I call bullshit. It's mostly anger and depression. Over and over again. There may have been fleeting moments of denial and bargaining but they happened so quickly my anger and depression barely skipped a beat. There are moments of "it could be worse", … Continue reading Where to now? Tales of an injured runner