How I lost 3 years in 6 weeks!

That title sounds like a classic infomercial line but it's true.... I have just undertaken a '6 week slim down in summer challenge' with Carmen from Enerqi (the place for improved health and wellbeing in Tumbarumba) and discovered that my body thinks I am aged 42 instead of my actual age of 53. Very happy …

I’ve registered for my first 5km fun run, you can too – Mother’s Day Classic

MDC - I've registered, you can too | Mother's Day Classic. I have just registered for my first 5km fun run - the Mothers Day Classic in Canberra on May 11 2014.   I am excited but also a bit nervous!  It's for a great cause and I will be running it with my daughter Sarah and her …

A stormy night in Sydney

Sydney was awash on Wednesday.  A storm had hit just as I arrived and it rained solidly for the next few hours. Later a severe weather warning was issued as more storms were forecast. I took this photo from my hotel window to capture the night sky with the storm clouds building. It's looking over …

Silence – is it just me or is it a bit creepy?

I've been thinking about this week's writing challenge , the sound of silence, for a few days now and I always come back to the same question - is there a difference between silence and just plain quiet? According to google search, silent means not making or accompanied by any sound while quiet means making little or …

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

Finally it's raining! We have had such hot weather for weeks and with days of bushfire smoke added in for good measure, it's nice to finally have some relief! It's hard to comprehend that in some places, like in the UK where my daughter lives, that flooding is occurring and in the US heavy snow …

Missing my zero to hero action

I have just realised that I am really missing my zero to hero community!  I haven't posted in a while as I haven't had the nudge that the daily challenge gave me. I have just spent a nice evening fiddling with my blog putting into use some of the skills that I learnt throughout the 30 …

Super Saturday sunrise

This morning my 5km walk/run was more of a gentle meander due to my spectacular running partner - the sun rising over the ocean. It was too beautiful to run away from so I had to keep stopping to take photo after photo of the stunning red orb floating up through the sea mist. Sunrise …

Letter to myself – 12 wbt weekly challenge

The challenge for week 1 of this round of 12wbt is to write a letter to ourselves answering the following questions.  It's  a good exercise and I think I'm lucky as I've been blogging about my feelings throughout the first round and into my second round, so I  have an idea of what's been going on in my …

Starting the 10km program – Day 1

Today I started the 12wbt 10km running program. I'm not nearly as stressed as I was at the start of my Learn to Run program 12 or so weeks ago. I'm an old hand at this now!! I am following a similar meal plan to last round and now know all the tricks of customising …

The end of my super powers or just the beginning?

Day 30 of the Zero to Hero 30 day challenge sort of indicates the end, but for some of us it is a beginning. We have come through the challenge with flying colours (despite not doing every task) and have learnt so much about our blogging voices, improved our pages, made friends in the blogosphere, …

Tumbatrek – a different way to spend a Saturday

Tumbatrek 2014

Tumbatrek 2014 Today was my final Super Saturday session on the Learn to Run program and what a day it's been!! I walked nearly 15 Kms over 4.5 hours on the beautiful Hume and Hovell walking track, burnt 910 calories, enjoyed great company and all this was done in very hot conditions. Mixing politics with …

Gunshot….the soundtrack to my morning run

I'm not joking! My neighbour was out shooting this morning while I was out running. I couldn't see him anywhere, I just kept hearing these random shots and hoped that he could see me.  In the end I used it as a training aid, every time I heard the shot I pretended it was the starting …

Lunching with myself

Day 22's task for of the Zero to Hero challenge is to draft a post for (another) blogging event to see what other opportunities there are for writing, publishing, and getting to know people in the blogosphere. I had a look at all the events and challenges listed as suggested and decided that I liked the idea of …

A roundup of all my recent (for want of a better word) obsessions….

Let me set the scene for you...I'm still in bed, it's early Saturday morning in Australia (we're ahead of the game down here) and I'm checking in on the Zero to Hero challenge for Day 23.  We're to do a Friday roundup with links to posts on at least three other blogs, say why we love the posts …

Awards night!!

Since  I have been involved in the Zero to Hero 30 day challenge I have had a lovely time checking out lots of other blogs and learning loads from everything I read, as well as learning more about blogging in general. I'm trying to keep up with the blogging challenges as well as my 'real life' …

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

While out cycling on the Great Victorian Rail Trail we came across the Cheviot Tunnel near Yea. A lovely ride on another Victorian rail trail. Couldn't resist putting this saying on the photo. *zero to hero challenge to use a different style of post. This is an aside post.