Remind me again why am I doing this?

Remind me again why I'm doing this?  Running I mean! I haven't written a post about just running since July last year but I have been running, on and off,  in the meantime.  The months after July were wet, miserable and cold.   I was also suffering from looking down the barrel of redundancy but …

Fallen

fallen trees

My walk today was more like an Olympic obstacle event.  I was entered into the steeplechase, hurdles, running and the walking events.  Not quite a pentathlon. We have had so much rain lately that everywhere I walked there were trees down across the tracks and muddy puddles to negotiate. I had to problem solve every few …

Run Melbourne

Run Melbourne 2016

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 …

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 …

Running and blogging over the age of 50 – a rare combination?

Waving while running

I recently found this very interesting site, Run Young 50, which talks about women from all over the world, who are over 50 and who also blog about running. My blogging (and running) friend Annie at Unsporty Women Can Run was featured on this list and I am thrilled to say that I'm now featured on it as …

First (over a certain age) to cross the finishing line!

I can run and smile at the same time!

"Keep going.... you're the first older person to finish!" Sweet words to hear as I huffed and puffed my way towards the end of the 5km. Obviously meant to encourage me, these sweet words spurred me on to the finishing line with a bit more gusto! I don't consider myself old but when I looked around …

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