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 …

Every day is an adventure – 67/365

When every day life gets you down, have an adventure! We always seem too busy to notice the little everyday things but I think it's these things that help us to slow down and appreciate our lives more. I'm currently doing this by looking for the adventure in the everyday. I like to think that …

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 …

Feeling better

Considering how I was feeling on Friday, I am surprised I did so much over the weekend. I was down and out on Friday night, a combination of a busy week at work, my running training, Rotary commitments, dinner at our place for 12 friends mid week and a general feeling of blah hanging over …

Raindrops keep falling on my head!

I seem to have a knack at the moment for making it rain just as I start my morning run. This morning it was very dark at 6am and overcast. Just as I was getting into my tempo run it started to rain and very heavy! The rain drops were hard and fast and I …

Super Saturday sunrise

This morning my 5km walk/run was more of a gentle meander due to my spectacular running partner - the sun rising over the ocean. It was too beautiful to run away from so I had to keep stopping to take photo after photo of the stunning red orb floating up through the sea mist. Sunrise …

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 …

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 …

Haven from the heat

Reflections

29 degrees Celsius at 6am is an indication that the day will be another heatwave here in Melbourne. We are here for the Australian Open tennis read more here and I decided that Fitzroy Gardens would be a nice spot for my morning run/walk.  It was a delightfully cool, peaceful haven with green grass, sprinklers, shady …

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 …