How to be brave

As brave as Wonder Woman

How to be brave? How to have grace? How to pay tribute to an angel? What words to use when it has been a year? These are the questions I was asking myself while running up and down the biggest hills I’ve ever run up or down tonight. How, when you’re running towards a hill … Continue reading

Holy crap

View from the Loo Queue

I’m going to try to say this without having a panic attack… I’m going to run a marathon this week. Holy crap. When I started this little journey with a post called Nicknames back in April, a marathon in mid-October seemed a really long time away.  Now it’s this week. Holy crap. My apologies for the rubbish … Continue reading

The last half!

Sydney Marathon

Just made it through the last half marathon – 1:55:06 which I’m thrilled with. Only a full one to go now… Three weeks and it’s on. Thanks for all the cheers, accommodation and support to get through this… Will write a full update later, but it was amazing. And, for all those wondering, this is … Continue reading

The rules

The Rules

Every sport has rules. You may think that, just because running tends to be an individual sport, there are not as many rules.  If you’re not a runner, you may have believed (until now, or until about four minutes from now if I can frame a good argument) that running is essentially about throwing on … Continue reading

Back to normal

Hello strangers! Yes, it has been a while… first my back-end broke (well, not my back-end, the back-end of the blog… the admin-y area… I’m not techy I don’t know how else to describe it, but my butt’s fine) for about a month.  Then work got crazy busy and I kept thinking “When things get … Continue reading

Broken Chairs

Broken Chair

I’m thinking about cancelling my gym membership. I know that sounds all negative and un-healthy for someone who’s still got around 100 kilometres to run this year  (or over 1,000km if you count the training), but with all the running, I haven’t been in months.  And the $43.60 they take out of my bank account … Continue reading

Quick update on the running…

So, I didn’t get accepted to the NY Marathon (butt heads). So then I thought, that’s fine, I’ll turn the half marathon in Melbourne in October into a full marathon instead.  But it’s only three weeks after my first-ever marathon in Sydney in September and the man writing my training plan had some fairly strong … Continue reading

My personal trainer

Chloe in the bath

There’s someone I haven’t introduced you to yet, which is shameful, because she’s my personal trainer and, when my motivation wanes, she stirs the cement in my morning coffee and gets me out there to train. Her name’s Chloe (or Chlo Bo, or Miss Chloe, or [and only Alexander, Jessica and Lauren are ever allowed … Continue reading

Training diet

I did a funny thing when I got home from work last night. I walked in the door and, as normal, took Chloe out for pee pee baby… good girl Chloe, gooood girl. Then, when I walked back inside, still with my coat and heels on, I realised I had put water on to boil and was … Continue reading

Would you hold it against me?

It’s no revelation that certain songs get us revved up.  Eye of the Tiger.  Flashdance.  Classics. But I’m discovering you can get motivation fatigue (as it were) from hearing the same tracks over and over again (believe it or not there can come a point at which bein’ is not indeed believin’ when you’re 1k up a … Continue reading

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  • My Marathons for Maddie in 2011

    Run for the Kids: 17 April - 14.38km
    Mothers' Day Classic: 8 May - 4km
    Run Melbourne: 17 July – half marathon
    Sandy Point Half: 21 August - half marathon
    Sydney Running Festival: 18 September – half marathon
    Melbourne Marathon: 9 October – marathon