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Comrades: Where to Start?

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Comrades: Where to Start?

Where to start? Where to start? That is the question. I have this familiar feeling. I’m out of my depth and floundering. I shouldn’t be here. I feel like an imposter. You might know it, too: imposter syndrome. It creeps up on you holding a wet fish and whacks you round the chops before a […]

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The law of unintended consequences

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The law of unintended consequences

I think I may have created an imbalance in the order of the universe: I’m really sorry, and I’d like to apologise. The thing is, I can’t find Oscar and I fear that he’s run off in the belief that he’s a superhero. And it’s all my fault. The consequence of involving myself in his […]

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Running for oldies

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Running for oldies

When I spoke to my mum on the phone, she was worried about me being injured. “After all you’ve got to be careful as you start getting on a bit”. Thanks Mum! (She does worry. She would worry that she hasn’t got something to worry about; she’s that sort). But it was not old age […]

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Maidenwell Marathon

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Maidenwell Marathon

Maidenwell marathon formed part of my cunning masterplan. The Comrades 2016 masterplan. Thwarted at Melbourne in my quest to qualify, (sidelined to the 10km with a hip injury), I needed this avenue to get back on track. And it was such a perfect solution. The race was in Queensland, better still, within driving distance. And camping was […]

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A Cinderella Story

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A Cinderella Story

This is a Cinderella story in that it talks about shoes. Not so much glass slippers. And #spoileralert – there is no handsome prince at the end. I can probably find 3 metaphorical frogs for you, though, if that’s your thing. So, I might have mentioned (ad nauseum), I have little fat footsies. They’re not […]

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The Epic Ice Device Fail

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The Epic Ice Device Fail

Or Plantar Fasciitis, WTF!! So I’ve been vaguely aware that my foot is a bit sore. Sort of on top of the ankle joint and around the sides. When you’re not exercising you become more vague about these niggles. Or maybe it’s just me: a bit vague. Anyhow, I’d put it down to an inverse […]

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Blame it on the Beetle

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Blame it on the Beetle

AKA My Comrades Marathon Conundrum I was hoping the practice I’ve had at moving in recent times would make me more accomplished at this moving house malarky. After all, this time was merely interstate, not extra-continental. But nope.  I learnt that moving with pets adds a whole new curveball. And they turned out to be […]

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End of the Affair

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End of the Affair

I’m typing this whilst wallowing in self-pity.  I have a running injury. Since my dalliance with speedwork a couple of days ago, when the hip flexor got involved, things became messy, and now it’s all over between me and running. WAH! I feel isolated from my group of friends, because it’s suddenly obvious they were my […]

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A Summer Body, Baby

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A Summer Body, Baby

Have you lost hours of your life to Game of Thrones?  I’ve only dipped my toe in, but I noticed there seemed to a lot of talk of “Winter is Coming”. Amongst all the boobs and beheadings, of course. All those bodies on display, and it struck me that the fitness world has a reverse […]

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Gratitude on a Saturday

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WWW (What Went Well): 1. My favourite cheese in a doorstop sandwich (Wensleydale rocks my world) 2. Leftover chocolate birthday cake 3. Taking it super-easy on a Saturday. What’s going well in your world? #theflourishproject #flourishmyjuly #gratitude #whatwentwell #brightsideflourish #notexactlyiqs #iqs

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