out with the old and in with the new

out with the old and in with the new

now i’m not one for making new year’s resolutions, but there’s something about a year ending, and a new one beginning, that makes you reflect and look forward. the rise of the personal demons this year was very much a “year of two halves”, with the first half devoted mostly to marathon training, marathon finishing […]

happy

happy

i’ve had a bit of a thing for long runs this week, and last night I decided to tackle what would be my biggest run in the UK to date, and most likely the longest distance I’m going to run here until the London Marathon in April. The route came to mind as we came […]

christmas week catch-up

christmas week catch-up

well it seems like forever since I last sat down and wrote one of these daily journal thingies… I’ve sort of allowed myself time off from it all as part of my Christmas and New Year holiday trip to the UK. not only have I allowed myself to be “relaxed” in terms of keeping a […]

meet me halfway

meet me halfway

as promised to myself yesterday, today is a running rest day. so i made a leisurely start to the day, sleeping until about 4am, and feeling thankful that the soreness had seemingly disappeared from my legs. I will still be doing the push-ups and the usual core stuff, with week 5 of the hundred push-up […]

girl on fire

girl on fire

last night, I knew today was going to be a long run day. regardless of the parkrun yesterday, and no rest day since last sunday, i needed a long run again. and this time i had set myself a fairly massive goal as part of the St Jude Virtual Marathon/Half Marathon/10k/5k event¬† – I was […]

running

running

nice slow start to the day, waking shortly after 4am. with my second time at canning river parkrun on the agenda for the day, that gave plenty of time to have an early breakfast ahead of a (hopefully) fast 5km ¬†run at 8am. in fact, today’s parkrun has an extra dimension to it; one of […]

london calling

london calling

well, what a day! I woke up just after 4am, which meant I didn’t have time to run before heading into Perth and recording this week’s video prior to starting work. So I grabbed my running gear, headed in on the bus, recorded the video and then did the run around the river. 1km repeats […]

firework

firework

was up bright and early this morning, with a run up to King’s Park with Jamie (workmate) on the agenda. in the end it was a solo run; Jamie had texted to say he would be 15 minutes late. unfortunately I didn’t see the message, waited 10 minutes and figured I should continue on my […]

4ever

4ever

my routine appears to have gone out the window over the last couple of days. it may be due to doing parkrun on saturday (then a rest day on sunday), whatever it is, it’s time to get back on track! as noted above, sunday was a rest day, my food was pretty good (though I […]