Sense of self 

Four Corners A Sense Of Self When acclaimed TV journalist Liz Jackson is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, crippling her with pain & panic attacks, she turns the lens on herself to make the most challenging story of her life. This episode was shown on Four Corners on ABC TV recently but, due to being away, …

Ouch – multiplied by a million

Today I had my second ever mammogram. My first one, over 2 years ago, was a memorable occasion as I was excited to have finally reached this 'invitation' stage of my life (for some reason I was excited??). I have decided after today's experience, that I do not like them.Today was worse in some ways …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Walks

I mixed it up a bit on Friday by going for a walk (and a little run) after dinner, in the fading light of the day. It was very peaceful and I must say that I enjoyed the change. I also did a bit of canoeing today which was fun. I hadn't been feeling too motivated …

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 …

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 …

The beginning…

Today was Day 1. Although the weeks of pre-season activities have helped get my head into the right mind set, it was still a big day. I had a huge weekend cycling with friends and on Saturday alone my heart rate monitor told me that I had burnt 1432 calories!!  We did ride for most of …

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 …

My 12wbt journey has started

I joined the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation in early October. I signed up online, paid my money and jumped right into the forum,  after a bit of looking around the site and getting my bearings. I had missed a few of the early warm up challenges but still read through them and got …