20 nov 2013 – young and beautiful

20 nov 2013 – young and beautiful

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_1aF54DO60&w=560&rel=0] a late night meant a late start for me today, which meant no time for the gym and everything else completely out of whack lol. still, the extra beauty sleep was appreciated, and it’s been a good day for thinking and looking forward to what the future may hold. i also found out that […]

19 nov 2013 – to the end of the earth

19 nov 2013 – to the end of the earth

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lqbbEm460Q&w=560&rel=0] a good night’s sleep, and sleeping in slightly “late” meant I was raring to go for some 1km repeats action this morning. by the time i’d finished them, i was worn out and ready to go back to sleep – and there were only 3 repeats to do! having seen the impact this speedwork […]

18 nov 2013 – change your life

18 nov 2013 – change your life

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifRoMGG8Wvs&w=560&rel=0] well this weekend provided me with yet more evidence of how much i have changed my life. not only did i take part in my first ever 5k event, i finished it in a time that knocked over a minute off my target time. which reminds me, not only did i fail to maintain […]

15 nov 2013 – the reason

15 nov 2013 – the reason

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV4DiAyExN0&w=560&rel=0] such a good song, i don’t even need a reason to use it… so today saw an early start, awake just after 2 and raring to go for a run at no specific pace, just what came naturally. legs feeling good, blisters healing. was definitely tired though, had a long nap on the bus. […]

nmmfg tv episode 12: junior rogues, nude runners, early starts and goals

nmmfg tv episode 12: junior rogues, nude runners, early starts and goals

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTL5pg7WwDE&w=480&h=360] in this week’s episode we have the usual round-up of what’s going on in the facebook running community, a quick look at some follower questions, and my thoughts on the practical use and philosophy of setting goals. it’s another action-packed episode that’ll make a chuck norris movie seem almost pedestrian by comparison 🙂

14 nov 2013 – bring me to life

14 nov 2013 – bring me to life

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YxaaGgTQYM&w=560&rel=0] slightly earlier start to the day, felt good when i woke up and was raring to go with the intervals. not even the blisters incurred from the weekend were going to stop me! the 1km intervals went well, filling me with renewed confidence about getting a sub-30 minute at this Sunday’s 5km event. in […]

13 nov 2013 – dream out loud

13 nov 2013 – dream out loud

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWot2EJ_ezE&w=560&rel=0] ah yes dreams – don’t give up on them. even at times when things seem to be working against you. that is the message for today 🙂 i had another relatively late start today (too busy dreaming perhaps?) and put in a “chilled” 5km row at the gym. and because i was at the […]

12 nov 2013 – diamonds

12 nov 2013 – diamonds

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWA2pjMjpBs&w=560&rel=0] getting to bed slightly later than usual meant a slightly later start, the effects of the weekend’s adventures are still limited to a blister and a little tiredness. in fact, my “base pace” run this morning started off a little faster than i had planned (or realised) I did feel a little tired by […]

11 nov 2013 – my shadow

11 nov 2013 – my shadow

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa6fG2OSnGM&w=560&rel=0] woke up feeling surprisingly good after yesterday’s trail adventures! the worst damage is a blister on the back of my left foot. even that didn’t cause any problem while doing a run this morning. it’s making me hobble a little with regular shoes on though! all in all, i’m very pleased with how i’ve […]

10 nov 2013 – bonfire heart

10 nov 2013 – bonfire heart

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1j1qwQQ8-Q&w=560&rel=0] and so the day has arrived. my first ever trail run. 15km (approximately) up in the John Forrest National Park. i’m writing this at 3:40am and am simultaneously excited and bricking it. it’s a bush trail, it’s the time of year that our cold-blooded, legless, reptilian native creatures wake up, and go out on […]