13 Dec 2012

Virtually Racing a Half Marathon

So I noticed the chatter on Twitter recently around the hashtag #VirtualHalfMary and curiosity got the better of me!

Now aside from the fact these wacky internet people have shortened marathon to mary (come on its mara, just because your iphone autocorrects doesn't mean its right), it did sound like a fun thing to be a part of!
it's not virtual running, it's a virtual event!
It's not virtual running, it's a virtual event!

Organised by @marathongrl71 and @runnermommy2008 for the 22nd Dec 2012 with the simplest rule. Run 21.1km (they keep saying 13.1 miles, wacky imperial system) sometime on the 22nd Dec and tweet your time to participate!

11 Dec 2012

Running against your will

I recently went for a run with a friend of mine who is really just starting out.

We managed over 6km at slower than 8min/km but, there are a LOT of people out there who would be envious of a 4km walk.
Now I know I'm a regular runner so I might seem a bit pushy, but my friend could run so much harder than she believes, I can honestly tell!

So I spent the whole time trying to talk over her in an attempt to overrule her strong will for defeat.  What shocked me was how well she has herself convinced that she is unfit and how much she can't run!

Her self doubt and expectation of defeat is so strong that it almost seems to permeate every facet of her life.

Now this is my point of writing tonight: we all want to give up at some point, but pushing passed that mental barrier really builds up your self confidence.

I hadn't realised this before, but it can have a ripple effect on your entire life; next time you struggle pulling on your runners, try to remember you're running for life!

So what are your suggestions for motivating someone who is mentally strong but negatively charged?

6 Dec 2012

My 2013 Australian Sweep of Marathons

So I thought I'd just introduce my new Blog to everyone and let you know what to expect on these pages that will follow...

In 2013 I will be attempting to complete the Australian Sweep of Marathons as recognised by the Australian All States Marathon Club.

What is an Australian Sweep? Well if you can't be bothered checking out the club page, it is essentially running an official Marathon (42.195km) in each state of Australia within a calendar year - simple!

I have prepared a separate page which is detailing my scheduled races for the year also accessible from the menu at the top of the page.

1 Dec 2012

The bucket list

Every runner has one, hell non-runners do too! So I thought I'd add a post to keep my list in one place where I can update it easily. I'm sure there's plenty more to come!

Ultra Marathons


Other Events

Places to see

  • France 
  • England 
  • Broome (WA, Australia)

Things to do

  • Bungee Jumping 
  • Skydiving