I’ve been bad. Really bad. Which is not good timing with Santa coming and all but sometimes well, we’re just bad. I have let my love for my couch, koeksisters and the stress of 2015 beat me down and make me lazy (and soon, if I’m not careful, fat). It’s not breaking news to say… Continue reading With apologies to Mo*
Aren’t our minds incredible? When it comes to getting fit, it can be your friend or enemy. And very often when you’re starting out, it’s the enemy. It’s why I find trail running much easier – I am so distracted by making sure each step is safe and by the surrounding beauty (which can be… Continue reading Are you out of your mind?
Last night I received all the inspiration I need to conquer the Paris marathon. After battling this week (let’s face it, it is hard preparing for a marathon when you’re not allowed to run – 8 more days to go says Doc!) and not exactly loving my exercise bike (otherwise known as Hell), I was… Continue reading All the inspiration I need(ed)
I bought a steamer. While this might not seem earth shattering, it is a strategic purchase for someone who believes in 2.5 minute microwaved meals (bless you Woollies). But like someone who finds so much to do before actually doing the very thing they’re aiming to do, I am getting prepared for Paris 2016. Some… Continue reading Preparation is key
There is always a reason not to exercise. It’s hot. I’m tired. I should be working, gardening, playing with the dog, painting my toenails. You can always find something else to do but sometimes you just have to put your head down and do it. As you know my stationary bike was previously only used… Continue reading You can do it! But do it well…
Yesterday I volunteered at parkrun*, the Green Point one to be exact. It is my favourite out of the 3 different venues I’ve done – very efficiently organised and let’s face it, a perfect location. I am so thankful for having this wonderful event to participate in each week – it really helped me in… Continue reading parkrun, flapjacks and grumpiness
In my last post explaining how it came about that I entered the Paris marathon (still not words I can adequately compute), I mentioned putting a training programme in place. Some months ago, Elana Meyer, who of course everyone knows and who I follow on twitter, tweeted about Soul Running, online training specialists. I thought ‘what… Continue reading I have a training programme!
The big question is: why am I intending to run the Paris marathon when reading my posts it is clear that I am so unfit and not even running at the moment? Because (a) I love a (ridiculous) challenge, (b) I’m turning 50 in March next year and refuse to be lazy, unfit and 50… Continue reading Why why why the Paris Marathon?
After doing a few months of inconsistent trail running I decided to take on a huge challenge (for me) and enter St. Luke’s Hospices’ trail run at the end of August. Was I fit enough? Definitely not. But being motivated for personal reasons meant it was not a question, I was doing it. Anyone who… Continue reading Mammoth journey to gold
Often some motivation is needed for change and mine came in the form of my brother who inspired me to get off the couch and put one foot in front of the other at a greater speed than what I was doing at the time. As a family we were going through a terrible time… Continue reading Where did I begin?