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 …

Mount Kosciuszko – Musings on a Monday

View, landscape, mountains

Mount Kosciuszko  - The Main Range walk It's Monday again, so time for my Musings on a Monday post - I'm enjoying taking the time to muse/think/contemplate, call it what you will, on a Monday.  I hope you can join me.... It all started with a rolling pin on Friday afternoon I was picked up …

Last tree standing!

tree, nature, forest, running, blogging

This tree is definitely the last man standing.  What do you think? I was actually trying to get the tree lined up with the tower on the hill behind but in the end I just loved the look of the poor lonely tree left amid the rubble of the harvested forest. (I do seem to …

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 …

Tumbatrek 2017

Tumbatrek At the beginning of February each year, Tumbarumba plays host to walking enthusiasts for the annual Tumbatrek. My husband and I have participated in most of the walks over recent years and enjoy the scenery, the company and the opportunity to share our beautiful area with others.  There are usually over 100 walkers of all …

Not so manic Monday

Now that I'm not working anymore 🙂 Mondays don't have that awful Manic Monday feel to them - in fact every day is pretty cruisy. This morning I had an early morning walk booked in with a friend and this gorgeous view was on display from my front door. I love the layers of rippling red, …

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 …

What’s that in your back pocket?

Happy New Year to you all!!  I hope it's a good one for you. I'm now back from my little break from blogging and have many stories to tell and adventures to share. I also have lots of reading to catch up on so bear with me! But first things first...I went for my first …

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 …

These legs are made for running

My legs are made for running

I have been running for well over a year now.  I remember that I got impatient one day while I was out walking and thought that I could get it done quicker if I just ran.  So I did!  I then embarked on a Learn to Run program and built up from only being able to …

Updated blog – a summer clean up while on a staycation

I am loving being on holidays! I'll admit that I am in danger of turning into a slothful, unkempt, lazybones...yet I must admit that I'm very happy! I sleep late (after 7am is late for me), I have a cup of tea in bed while reading or catching up on news from my various worlds; I …