Weekly photo challenge: On a scale of 1 to 10

On a scale of 1 to 10 - This morning I was running hill sprints and decided to put a stone down for each time I did a run up the hill and a walk back down, as I often lose count when I'm training (too many things to concentrate on) and decided this could be …

Butterfly transformation complete!

I have now officially completed 2 x 12wbt programs back to back. That's 6 months I have been following the plans - it's flown by! I have not only survived my birthday, Christmas, New Year, wedding anniversary, holidays, Easter - I am proud to say that I haven't had a major blowout.  I value all …

Sisterly fun

I visited my sister in Melbourne recently, her husband Tim has moved there for work and Sharon is in between places. Our parents were also visiting so it was too good an opportunity to pass up.   I haven't seen my sister for a few months and she has lost even more weight than the last …

Update!! Selfie alert.

I took this photo of myself this morning just after I got out of bed, as one of my daughters had nominated me in the latest no makeup selfie challenge, which is currently doing the rounds of social media. I don't wear a lot of makeup anyway and I deliberately didn't do my hair this …

Wednesday walk with friends

We have a walk every Wednesday afternoon for anyone who wants to join us. We leave from our place at 5.30 and walk the tracks through the pine forest and native bush for about an hour or so depending on how we all feel. It's quite. social time and is always a pleasant afternoon. It's …

Feeling better

Considering how I was feeling on Friday, I am surprised I did so much over the weekend. I was down and out on Friday night, a combination of a busy week at work, my running training, Rotary commitments, dinner at our place for 12 friends mid week and a general feeling of blah hanging over …

Raindrops keep falling on my head!

I seem to have a knack at the moment for making it rain just as I start my morning run. This morning it was very dark at 6am and overcast. Just as I was getting into my tempo run it started to rain and very heavy! The rain drops were hard and fast and I …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Haven from the heat

Reflections

29 degrees Celsius at 6am is an indication that the day will be another heatwave here in Melbourne. We are here for the Australian Open tennis read more here and I decided that Fitzroy Gardens would be a nice spot for my morning run/walk.  It was a delightfully cool, peaceful haven with green grass, sprinklers, shady …

Body age as compared to real age

Just a quick note to say that I had a body evaluation done today and my 53 year old body is actually only 45 years old.  Gotta be happy with that 🙂 My visceral fat is well in the normal range and by losing a few more kilos I should reduce my % of body …

High five Wednesday!

Weigh-in Wednesdays can be a bit traumatic but I had a good feeling about this morning. I was up early as it was also my first day back at work after being on holidays for nearly two weeks.  I weighed myself before going out on my run and finally cracked my nemesis weight - only just …