The grass is always greener on the other side right? For the last four and a half months I have been pining over running. There were times when I wondered if I would ever be fixed, if I would ever pound the pavement again. Due to tearing my plantar fascia (a ligament in your foot) … More What’s So Good About Running Anyway?
They say everything happens for a reason, I am not 100% sure what the reason was that I got injured, nor am I 100% recovered yet. But the moonboot is off, there’s light at the end of the tunnel in terms of a return to training, and I have had a chance to reflect on … More Light in The Dark: 10 Lessons I’ve Learnt From Injury
Every single part of me wishes I wasn’t having to write this post, or wear the moonboot that is on my foot. In my last post Dream It. Believe It. Live It. I explained my upcoming races and how excited I was to put all the training from the last couple of months to the test. … More Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s all Small Stuff.
So I’ve had a pretty inspiring weekend, I don’t actually know where to start or who to write about. Do I write about my colleague who 3 months ago declared herself ‘not a runner’ but said she wished she was? She then started putting some little jogging intervals into her walks and increased the run distance … More With Passion and Purpose
Lately I have been running A LOT. Well, having declared myself ‘not a runner’ for about 27 years, to now be running 6 days a week it seems like a lot to me. For those of you freaking out at 6 days a week don’t worry, they aren’t all long runs and definitely not all … More Leap of Faith
On a recent long ride, my friend asked me ‘What do you think about during an Ironman?’ I laughed because it’s not the first time I’ve been asked that question, but usually the people that ask me haven’t done any long distance training or racing. It’s pretty hard to contemplate putting your body through a … More A Penny For Your Thoughts
With just 12 weeks until Ironman Cairns it’s time to ramp up the training from ‘ticking things over’ to starting a decent build. The runs and rides will get longer as the days get shorter with Winter on the way. Four, five and maybe even six hour rides on Sunday’s will be the norm again, … More Let The Build Begin
Imagine the scene: You wake up in a soft, comfortable bed. It’s early, your alarm goes off and rolling over you see coconuts and palm fronds through the windows and you realise where you are, there’s no going to work today, you’re in Phuket, Thailand. Bouncing out of bed you get dressed in your finest … More Thanyapura Dreaming…
A new year has rolled around and somehow we have already finished the first week of it. Where does time go? On New Years Eve and New Years day there is a lot of talk about fresh starts and goals and what’s going to be different in 2016. Who doesn’t love the feeling of opening … More 2016. Dream then Do.
You can have excuses or you can have results… But you can’t have both. One of my favourite sayings, it’s on my pinboard right next to my weekly program. Sometimes it crosses my mind when I am trying to justify to myself skipping a training session, more often than not it works. But when my … More Results or Excuses…