Jan 12 2019: park(run) life

Jan 12 2019: park(run) life

“I get up when I want except on wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen”~ blur, parklife ~ summary / notes another parkrun done with the boy – now I know he doesn’t share my love of parkrun to the same degree, but he is actually a bigger fan of it than his […]

Jan 10 2019: Run To The Hills

Jan 10 2019: Run To The Hills

“Oh will we ever be set free?”~ iron maiden, run to the hills ~ summary / notes so, running, and getting back to it… the good news is that I haven’t lost my endurance. I know this, every once in a while I go and do something stupid, like 12.5km on a tough trail, or […]

Jan 09 2019: eat it

Jan 09 2019: eat it

“get yourself an egg and beat it”~ Weird Al Yankovich ~ summary / notes today was a non-training day, but I thought I’d take the chance to talk about food a little more. as mentioned elsewhere, I’ve been interested in low-carb eating since reading about “primal” eating in relation to distance running / endurance sport. […]

Jan 08 2019: Tubthumping

Jan 08 2019: Tubthumping

“I GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT I GET UP AGAIN”~ chumbawamba ~ summary / notes so to kick things off, there’s a couple of adjustments with eating and training. firstly, I’m getting back into making an effort to cook real food, and following a low carb regime. secondly I’ve taken the training right back to basics, […]

in the beginning part two

in the beginning part two

it seems a lifetime ago that I was setting out on a voyage of transformation. of course, when I wrote my first post, it didn’t seem that big a deal; it was “just” me setting out to run a marathon. eventually. so much has happened since then, I’ve lost 30kg, run many marathons and ultras, […]

that was the year that was

that was the year that was

yes I know there’s still just under two weeks left in 2017, but I’m feeling in a bit of a reflective mood. 2017 was an interesting year, I started out with 75km (out of 100km) for the Australia Day Ultra, I got a bit of pace back doing a triathlon novice course with Perth Tri […]

GCAM Training Day 3

GCAM Training Day 3

With the triathlon Novice Course now completed, the focus has shifted to the next goal; Gold Coast marathon. I decided a while back that I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of a good run there, and so I spoke to Dave Alley about his online coaching. Now you may remember that Dave […]

the long good tri-day

the long good tri-day

I’d like to say it was planned all along however, just like so many adventures and experiences, it just sort of came together its own way. What am I talking about? My active easter long weekend of course… it started with a swim “Come to Coogee Beach for an open water swim” they said, and […]

beyond the ninth wave

beyond the ninth wave

“Wave after wave, each mightier than the last, Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep And full of voices, slowly rose and plunged Roaring, and all the wave was in a flame” ~ Tennyson “Idylls of the King: The Coming of Arthur”   This post started life as a couple of race recaps, […]