Tag: fitness

Run Melbourne

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 husband’s younger brother died suddenly…

Waving while running

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

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 well!!  There are a few…

Waving while running

Run, Debbie, run….

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 & I entered our first…

I can run and smile at the same time!

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

“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 at the handful of finishers,…