Oct 09 2018: Back in the (Rowing Machine) Saddle

Oct 09 2018: Back in the (Rowing Machine) Saddle

“TAKE A STEP BACK. BREATHE. REFRESH AND RESTART.” ~unknown~ summary / notes woke around 3am, headed to the gym and was surprised to be joined by a few people around 4am. the session was simple but harder than expected; a reality check for sure. good to be back in the gym, and I know this […]

so far so slow

so far so slow

it hasn’t been a stellar start to training, but it has been a start. there’s been some niggles with the right calf and left ankle; a trip to the physio today revealed that both are probably due to a pair of calf muscles that were overdue some work, and lacking ongoing care… one thing for […]

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, […]

Feb 06 2018: Diary Revisited…

Feb 06 2018: Diary Revisited…

So, if I am brutally honest (and really that’s the only way), a lot has gone wrong in the past couple of years. Great habits have been undone, excuse-making has returned, and most worrying is the fact that it’s taken me so long to remember that I have the control and the power. Tonight I […]

looking forwards

looking forwards

6 years ago (plus 2 days to be precise) I wrote a blog post announcing my intention to get fit enough to complete a marathon. Today I am sat in a similar position, and like January 2012, have had the chance to think long and hard about a few things between Chrismas and New Year. […]

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, […]