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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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Jolly

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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Stop Running

Homelife Crisis 3 Comments
Stop Running

What happens when you abruptly stop running? Not the sort of stop running, when you’re puffing like you’re auditioning for a part as a very raspy engine on Thomas the Tank Engine. Or giving a raspberry a good run for its money on who’s the darkest shade of red. But the “you can’t run anymore because you’ve […]

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It’s a trying 2016 so far

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It’s a trying 2016 so far

Can you believe we’re nearly a quarter of the way through 2016? What has happened to time? Is there some disturbance in the space-time continuum that means that time is getting ahead of itself? Or is it that we’ve moved nearer the equator and somehow that secretly makes time pass more quickly?  (It could be the […]

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The Oscarmort Report

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The Oscarmort Report

From the Not Particularly Dark Side of the Moon Help! It is me, Lord Oscarmort. I have been catnapped and am being held prisoner. Against my will. Doors are closed. They won’t open. Something has happened to my huminions. They have forgotten all the training I gave them in door-opening. I am protesting. Loudly. When […]

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