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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

I missed my hills….did I really say that?

Inspirational quote for 2014

I started the first day of 2014 with a run in the forest for an hour or so this morning, up and down the hills of my familiar forest tracks.  It was a bit cooler than usual and so the flies weren't such a problem and the cicadas were a bit quieter too.  It felt …

5 good reasons to run early in the morning

Welcome to week 6! Monday mornings can be quite hard to get up & go running but I have managed to do it now for 6 weeks.  It's not pretty I can assure you!! This morning I realised that I actually love my 6.30am runs. Here are my top five reasons: 1. There are no …

Birthday girl

Debbie birthday

Today is my 53rd birthday! I can honestly say that I am probably in the best shape that I have been for many years.  I'm also more confident, happier with my body, I am fitter, healthier and feeling much more in control of my life. It has been quite a while since I posted in my blog …

Week 1: done & dusted – only 11 more to go!

Well week one is done & dusted and what a week it's been. I started well prepared but still found it all a bit overwhelming and I only have myself (and husband) at home to think about!  I feel for busy parents who are trying to do this and keep their families functioning.  It all …

Pressure’s on!!

I'm feeling the pressure!  Organising all my meals, trying to get the exercises right, finding time, making time, reading everything, recording everything I eat, calories burnt, first weigh in ......I know I'll be fine in a week or so. I do like to be organised so that helps.My weigh in was OK - 100g down …

Out for a run!

Why do I have great ideas for my blog while I'm out walking/running but when I come home I don't remember any of them??I had a lovely 5k walk/run tonight in the coolness after what turned out to be quite a hot day.  I scored a trifecta - which was quite fitting seeing as though it …