Category: Health & Fitness

Focus is my word for 2018

How to focus on what you actually want to achieve

Or my alternative title to this post….here’s a few F words to start the New Year off with a bang! It’s not the words you may immediately think of, but it just so happens that most of my words below start with F! Instead of making (and ultimately breaking) resolutions for the New Year, I’ve joined a growing tribe of people…

Sue's marathon finish

Sizzling at 60 – Meet Sue!

Recently I have enjoyed hosting a few guests on my blog as part of my People of Interest feature where I share interesting people with you my interesting readers. I have been posting these every Tuesday over the past few months. I believe everyone has a story to tell.  It’s true, everyone has a story and sometimes we just have to…

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What you need to know to cycle the beautiful Hauraki RT for the first time

My husband and I are keen bike riders and Rail Trail enthusiasts and we take every opportunity to get out and about, seeing the countryside while riding our bikes.  Our little town has finally started building it’s very own Rail Trail and we are heavily involved in the project. In November 2016 we travelled with friends to New Zealand’s South…

A sentence a day for July: a writing challenge

A Sentence a Day – a month in review I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June, and enjoyed it so much I’m back again for July! On the first Thursday of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone else has been up to…

A sentence a day

A sentence a day for June: a writing challenge

A Sentence a Day – a month in review I’ve decided to join some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June. On the first Thursday of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone else has been up to during the month. It’s also great to read back through…

Bike love, travel, Tasmania

My friend is a bit ‘different’ – Weekly Photo Challenge

Friend  – This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a photo of a friend I don’t have a pet dog to share a photo of I could share a photo of my husband, who’s also my friend Or a photo of one of my real friends. But I thought I’d share a photo (or two) of my bike instead. It’s…

Organised chaos – Weekly Photo Challenge

Bike chaos Chaos is the prompt for this week’s photo challenge – let’s embrace disorder and its creative power. I very nearly deleted these photos from a trip to Sweden a while ago, as they looked too messy and chaotic!  We love visiting countries like Denmark and Sweden for their accepting attitude to bikes.  These sorts of photos really appeal to me.…

The quest for a rail trail – Weekly Photo Challenge

I have always been a bike rider.  One of the best memories from my childhood involved us getting new bikes one year for Christmas. We have a family photo somewhere of the three of us kids standing proudly displaying our new bikes and smiling so broadly – we realised how lucky we were. We were always out riding after that and had…

Run Melbourne

The Run Melbourne event and I don’t have a good history.  I first entered the event in 2014 and was excited as I’d been in training for many months.  I raised funds beforehand for Parkinson’s Disease as my father suffers from this insidious disease and was proud to help out in this way. Tragically my husband’s younger brother died suddenly…

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Contemplation – Week 14: Challenges

Hello! I really enjoy Desleyjane’s weekly contemplation posts as they make me think about things – which I suppose is what contemplation is all about!  Each week desleyjane gives us a prompt from her journal and this week it is: What challenge did you overcome today? I admit to feeling very challenged lately, about all sorts of things.  My challenge…

Mothers day classic run

Mother’s Day Classic 2016

It was raining, it was cold but it was definitely fun.  We joined hundreds of people in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park for the 2016 Mother’s Day Classic,  all of us raising funds for Breast Cancer Research. It was a sea of pink despite the wet weather. I wrote a post recently about Running for a Cause and how good it feels. There…