christina brown – crazy mama runner

christina brown – crazy mama runner

something a little bit different from the previous shit-sorters this week, and something I am more than happy to entertain should anyone else want to do likewise! this lady got in touch via Facebook having seen me post about wanting to hear stories, share stories, get to know the people behind the pages, and get […]

my running dream

my running dream

so kate of “running in the rain” asked an interesting question on her page tonight – “what is your running dream?” well, 18 months ago, my answer would have been “to complete a marathon.” now it includes “taking part in the Australian Outback Marathon” – an event in an iconic location; Uluru. but I have a “secret” […]

freo fun run – the sequel

freo fun run – the sequel

yesterday I returned to the scene of my first time. as I wrote in the daily diary entry, it was an entirely different experience from last september. I wasn’t nervous about “not fitting in”. I wasn’t anxious about “finishing after everyone had gone home”. I was buzzing with nervously tense excitement. wanting to get real […]

marathon mind – 10k heart

marathon mind – 10k heart

well, this is weird. really, really weird. this is the most nervously excited, or perhaps excitedly nervous, I have been for a running event. all 3 previous occasions had their character and purpose. first 10km fun run was the first time running in such a public way and a barrier broken, the half marathon proved […]

sometimes it gets forgotten

sometimes it gets forgotten

recently I posted a comment on Facebook with reference to something like “just a nice easy 4.5km this morning”. someone (and I wish I could remember who) commented to the effect of “I dream of the day I can talk about a 4.5km run as if it was a walk in the park” and it […]

big day for nmmfg

big day for nmmfg

3am-ish again this morning – people wonder if I sleep enough, but I go to bed around 8:30 to 9:00 typically, and a couple of naps when commuting to and from work. it works for me. it was tipping down, absolutely hammering, so I did my 2 minute plank hold and decided to suck it […]

world domination masterplan version 1.0 beta

world domination masterplan version 1.0 beta

after my latest sprawling essay I thought to myself “do you know what, Gary old chap, you do realise you actually need to follow through on this stuff now?” and I was right. I was also already onto it – I couldn’t sleep last night until I scribbled down some notes about a few ideas, sent […]

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

i did my first intervals workout this morning and I fucking loved it. in a strange, sado-masochistic kind of way. 4 x 400m run 400m at a “fast” pace walk back the same 400m do it all again, another 3 times it took about half an hour all up, with a 10 minute jog around the […]

Krissy Schintgen – Not Fast Just Fabulous

Krissy Schintgen – Not Fast Just Fabulous

this week’s “shit-sorter” really did some serious sorting. a genuinely inspiring lady that I “bumped into” on Facebook and knew IMMEDIATELY that I had to share her story. absolute rock-solid, cast-iron proof that NOTHING can get in your way if you truly want it… so let’s get started in the traditional way, can you tell […]