26 Jun 2013 – lose yourself

26 Jun 2013 – lose yourself

almost convinced myself to have a rest day today, I guess it was just too warm and cosy in bed and part of me just wanted to stay there a bit longer. but that’s not how I roll these days 🙂 the gym session WAS a light one though, my plan is to keep things […]

25 Jun 2013 – catch the rainbow

25 Jun 2013 – catch the rainbow

well, the codryl seems to be doing the trick! woke up just after 3 this morning and felt fine to head out for a bit of an easy recovery run. the rain had just stopped when I slipped out the door and started hobbling, very slowly, around the 5km route… my right thigh had a […]

that was the week that was

that was the week that was

on friday, I started to discuss the marathon aftermath; in particular I talked about some of the less tangible, unexpected things to drop out of it all. to be honest, I’m still processing many of those things and their broader impacts. on the flip side of all that mental stuff though are the physical aspects. […]

24 Jun 2013 – love missile f1-11

24 Jun 2013 – love missile f1-11

  got back out on the streets on sunday, which was nice. runkeeper played up, reporting that I’d done 2km and 3km at the 1.5km and 2km mark respectively. despite what the splits say, I didn’t really hit 23 km per hour! measuring the route using google maps, I managed 8.6km in 1:17:52 – I […]

the longest hangover ever

the longest hangover ever

it’s amazing to think that, this time last week, I was starting to get very excited about the forthcoming marathon. I’ve blogged previously about the build-up and the day itself, so I’ll skip those details here and focus instead on the aftermath… it has been a completely unexpected experience from the incredible highs of completing […]

21 Jun 2013 – winter

21 Jun 2013 – winter

  “winter” is the perfect theme track for today’s journal entry, seeing as it’s the mid-winter solstice here in Australia (and me being a tree-hugging pagan hippy, these things don’t escape my notice lol) other than that, not a huge amount to report as today is another rest day. it’s sort of frustrating, having got […]

it’s different for everyone

it’s different for everyone

we’ve just been having a discussion in our little Facebook “accountability” group, and talk moved on to something that I’ve been intending to start getting more into on the blog – mindset. it seems that there’s always a trigger point of some kind For what it’s worth, I reckon the right mindset comes after you […]

20 Jun 2013 – unstoppable

20 Jun 2013 – unstoppable

  the post-marathon tiredness caught me by surprise, so this week I’ve been taking things even easier than I imagined I would. been spending a lot of time researching post-marathon recovery actually, and turns out that this is all perfectly normal, and “lots of rest” is generally the right thing to do. another recurring message […]

run fat boy run

run fat boy run

Just now joining us is Dennis Doyle, a clothing store security guard, running for the last ten and three quarter hours on basically one leg, He’s refusing to rest until this race is run, unbelievable! ~ TV Commentator in the movie “Run Fat Boy Run” I have no idea how many people this movie has […]