a week of good news

a week of good news

there’s been a bit of a delay getting this update online, however I am very pleased to report that week 1 of training went without a hitch! it’s actually not really week 1, I just got itchy running feet, and could not hold off any longer, so the 30 week training plan has now become a […]

monday monday

monday monday

so today is monday, and today is the first day of this new era/chapter/phase/cycle/etc… the start of a 30 week training program (extended to 32 weeks, by doing weeks 1 and 2 twice each, because I am impatient lol), and a day where a few things have been noted, to clearly mark the state of […]

running with mona

running with mona

today i ran with australian distance running legend, Steve Moneghetti. as many others have quipped, i won’t mention the fact that this is only true in as much as we ran on the same course! the course in question was the perth marathon – i ran the 10km third leg for the “hearts across australia” team, […]

a new dawn?

a new dawn?

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me. And I’m feeling good” ~ Nina Simone, Feeling Good we have been here before, other false dawns, but this week feels different. time to start a new chapter. maybe the new moon at the start of the week helped create that vibe. anyway, […]

fading away

fading away

been while between posts, and in reality this one has spent quite a while developing and taking shape in my mind… the reason for the theme of “fading” is simple; it’s a very good way to describe how I’ve felt since the Perth to Brisbane adventure came to an end. I didn’t expect it, well […]

early morning silence

early morning silence

you know you’re back on track when you’re awake, out the door and finished your training session before the sun rises. a nice 5 x 1km intervals session this morning. 6:00 per km target pace with 60 second rest between.  https://www.strava.com/activities/544573804 overall I was pretty happy with the way things went; 3 good solid intervals […]

dreaming wildly

dreaming wildly

  in my usual 60 seconds “pitch” at leads2business this morning, i touched on the topic of losing mojo and refreshing motivation. for me, or so it seems, the cure is to be physically active, outdoors, and in touch with nature. this week i have restarted the habit of getting out for a short walk […]

comfortably numb

comfortably numb

  it’s taken a while, but this morning i finally realised the full degree of my stagnation. having ripped a pair of jeans and struggled with a 6km easy pace run at the weekend, the tightness of my once-loose work shirt this morning was the final straw. since reaching brisbane in september, i have steadily […]

24 mar 2016 – return of the journal

24 mar 2016 – return of the journal

well it’s been a while, but now seems to be a good time to get the daily journal activity happening again. after several stuttering starts to training, sloggin my way through a 50k ultra with little training, and more recently a hilly half marathon with practically no training, i finally accepted what had i had […]

the pursuit of manliness

the pursuit of manliness

“Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!” Rudyard Kipling – If do you wonder when the answer will come? the answer to the question “why don’t I fit in?”, or the question “why am I different?” do you think back and wonder why you couldn’t […]