Taking stock of life in November – let’s chat!

Hello from me

Taking Stock - November 2018 Are you comfortable and ready for a catchup chat? Hello from me! Another month has flown by and we're on the home straight heading for the end of the year, and it also just happens to be my birthday month too! As much as birthdays and Christmas are happy times, …

Running with the Black Cockatoos

Running track

You've heard of running with the bulls, well today I went running with the black cockatoos! In Australia black cockatoos indicate rain is on the way but there was hardly a cloud in the sky and it was a very warm 27 degrees celsius at 6pm. It felt so good to be back out there …

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 …

Mammogram titbits

I'm a little teapot

Today was Mammogram Day They come around very quickly at every two years and I can't say I get overly excited when I receive the reminder to make the next appointment. I wrote a post after having my second mammogram two years ago Ouch multiplied by a million and have copied some of that post here …

Contemplation – Week 6: six things worth saving

Hello again! While out doing hill sprint intervals this morning at sunrise (I know I'm mad but I am in training so I need to get it done) I contemplated desleyjane's latest prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal.   This week the prompt is: What are you saving for? I'm going to turn this …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Disaster has struck my running regime!

Oh no!  Oh yes!  Disaster indeed 😦 My right calf had been sore for a few days and when I went out for my morning run on Thursday I just couldn't get going and ended up limping home.  I tried to stretch and this helped for a while but it just continued aching. I'm not …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Sisterly fun

I visited my sister in Melbourne recently, her husband Tim has moved there for work and Sharon is in between places. Our parents were also visiting so it was too good an opportunity to pass up.   I haven't seen my sister for a few months and she has lost even more weight than the last …

Wednesday walk with friends

We have a walk every Wednesday afternoon for anyone who wants to join us. We leave from our place at 5.30 and walk the tracks through the pine forest and native bush for about an hour or so depending on how we all feel. It's quite. social time and is always a pleasant afternoon. It's …