Tumbatrek 2017

Tumbatrek At the beginning of February each year, Tumbarumba plays host to walking enthusiasts for the annual Tumbatrek. My husband and I have participated in most of the walks over recent years and enjoy the scenery, the company and the opportunity to share our beautiful area with others.  There are usually over 100 walkers of all …

A long run

Green views in our backyard

Today I ran for 11.3kms!  How amazing is that?  If you've followed my running progress to date you'd know what a big deal this is for me! I've been following a training plan to improve my 5km running time and I'm determined to try to get below 30 minutes at some stage this year.  I've …

Mother’s Day Classic 2016

Mothers day classic run

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 …

Easter Feast of Cycling

  Over the Easter weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of being part of the Support Crew, for friends Owen and Cathy who run this event every year. It's called the Easter Feast of Cycling and it's held at Laurel Hill Forest Lodge near Tumbarumba in NSW Australia.  It's not the first time …

Stepping out – a suburban surprise 

I'm a long way from home in a different state, a different time zone, a different climate and a different role. My youngest daughter needed looking after so I decided I'd  go and take care of her for the week. This involved a week off work, a three hour drive interstate to the airport, a …

iPhriday – phoam roller phun

It's Phriday and time for a photo from my phone. This morning started early - very early!  My gym class starts at 6am on Fridays, so I had to be up (and awake) early. This morning was Metafit - a 30 minute high intensity workout followed by 30 minutes of foam roller fun. Whoever named it 'fun' needs …

Lights, camera….but no action

No entry! Danger!! Authorised personnel only. So say the signs as I approach my usual tracks in the forest for my afternoon walk.  Change of plans with my safety as the main issue! I'm amazed at how much extra light there is already with just a day or two of harvesting action. The tree munchers must …

Battery levels low

Kangaroo

Battery levels low - mine and my accessories In an effort to maintain my svelte and youthful figure (who am I trying to kid?) I now get up at the crack of dawn most days to head out for a walk, a run or to ride my bike to the local gym for a training …

Starting again

Yay!!! I have been given the all clear by the physio and can now start running again. You may recall that I was doing well with my running until a calf injury stopped me literally in my tracks a few months ago.  I have done everything I can to rest and recuperate and I think …

This girl still can’t run!

A few short months ago I was running well - I was enjoying the fitness benefits, my body responded to the challenges I set it and the feeling of having the wind through my hair as I ran was intoxicating and liberating. I was running 5km a few times a week while trying to improve …

Every day is an adventure – 90/365

Every day is as an adventure in my world! How to get the day started on a cold frosty morning - go to the gym! It was 6.30am on Friday morning, the sun was just up, the temperature was only 1 degree with a light frost settling on the grass and the gym was obviously the place …

MOB update #2 – to spray tan or not to spray tan?

Update #2 from Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) My daughter, B2B, informed me a few weeks ago that the big day was less than 100 days away.  It's now way less than that.  Cue excitement levels rising!! I can't believe that time is flying by so fast.  She appears organised, so I'm feeling quite relaxed about it all …

Feeling inspired and supported as a runner

Slow down, you move too fast!

I think that I have been in a running 'rut' for a little while now.  It's been cold, dark, miserable, I've been sick, I've been away on holidays - there's lots of reasons (excuses) why I haven't been getting out there and just doing it. I have been feeling a bit lonely too if I'm …

MOB update #1

An update from Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) I am enjoying the planning that is going into our first family wedding and particularly my role as MOB. My earlier posts on this subject include Venturing into a brave new world and It's official - I've joined the MOB and they set the scene to some …

It’s all about the…numbers

I feel like numbers are taking over my world! 1. I've started going to the gym and have so many numbers to think about - I have to count the reps, remembering to breathe in and out at the right time, ensure the right weight is on the machine, firstly find the machine by its …

Run, Debbie, run….

Waving while running

Today is Mother's Day here in Australia and that means the annual Mother's Day Classic. This is an event for walkers, runners, families, friends and people of all ages to come together in support of Breast Cancer research. Events are held all over Australia and usually include the colour pink in some form. My daughter …

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 …