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Making time for yourself

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Making time for yourself

How do you make time for yourself? I was thinking, in the wee-small hours when I should have been asleep, about something I read on Facebook. It was the frustration someone was experiencing being held back from starting a new exercise programme. Damn life was getting in the way. Like it does. It’s such a […]

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Mein Kampf: The Struggle is Real

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Mein Kampf: The Struggle is Real

No, not that Mein Kampf. This is a polemic about yoga & pools not politics! Look away now if you were wanting a cheery hit of Hitler. However, if you want a discussion on water torture and eye gouging, you’ve come to the right place.  Because that is what I endured yesterday. But before we […]

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Adherence to Plan

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Adherence to Plan

The multi sport training plan is not going to plan. Yesterday, my training plan said I should swim. I did not swim. Instead I coloured my hair. Not exactly on the training plan, I know. But… It’s one thing when the Grumpster informs me that my silver is twinkling in the sunlight: I’m used to […]

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Commitment Phobic

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Commitment Phobic

I think I might be a commitment phobic. Not in terms of my relationship. I’m pretty committed to the Grumpster. And the kids. Possibly less so to the Hubstacle V1.0.  Looking back, there may have been some parallel issues with commitment back there. Oh, but I’m very committed to the dogs. Particularly the cat-dog. You ask […]

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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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Open Letter to a Beginner Runner

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Open Letter to a Beginner Runner

Dear Beginner Runner, Easter is over and depending where you are in the world, the weather is either just warm enough, or finally cool enough to make the prospect of the great outdoors appear enjoyable. And here you are, at the beginning of your journey to running, eagerly anticipating that first breath of air in your […]

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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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A dip into reality

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A dip into reality

Anyone that followed along with the FB chat on Sunday starting at the Twilight Run might be all too well aware that me and reality aren’t necessarily room-mates. Sometimes I fail at real life. I have concluded that adulting is for people who are more adulty than me. I have accepted this, and therefore prefer […]

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Swimming with a Merman

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Swimming with a Merman

It’s not everyone that pops to the pool and finds themselves swimming with a real-life merman. But that’s what happened on Friday. I had been putting off my swim. And not just because it looked like being a date with drowning. Life was conspiring against me. Initially I was going to give Spin another go, and […]

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Spinning into control

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Spinning into control

I would like to announce that I went to a spin class. I feel there needs to be a full trumpet fanfare at this point. Because I have been avoiding all things bike, pretty much since I came to Australia and “became a runner“. But, you know, we’re in a bit of a state of […]

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