Thoughts on food- The Food diary

Some people may say I'm a fad dieter. I call it being a scientist and experimenting, where n=1. Without going deep and long form over my dieting history, it is safe to say there have been ups and downs in both weight and my mental attitude towards it. Mentally I've been unhealthy thin and unhealthy… Continue reading Thoughts on food- The Food diary


Tarawera Miler Training- Week 3

My legs, my legs, I can't feel my legs. Actually I can, they bloody hurt! My coach is trying to kill me. I'm not sure which workout exactly killed my poor sticks but today's long run was excruciating. I'm pleasantly surprised that I don't have many cuts and bruises. My legs were so heavy that… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training- Week 3

All the gear- What do I use?

When people find out you are a runner, there are usually two things they want to talk about, why you don't have a car (which I do by the way) and gear. It starts with shoes and usually ends in the deep dark hole of GPS watches. I've been experimenting with gear for a little… Continue reading All the gear- What do I use?

Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 2

Well well welcome back to the training diary. As I said with Week 1, I've been following a SquadRun program for a while whilst incorporating a few of my own little researched quirks. After a bit of my own research, I decided to create my own experiment (n=1) using the Zone 2 heart rate training… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 2

Race Review- AfterGlow Trail Run

Another day, another fun run. Well actually no, the AfterGlow Trail Run is not just another fun run.    Yes ok it has a start and a finish and yes people do it for "fun" but let me say this, you haven't run a "fun run" until you've had a go at AfterGlow.    Yes… Continue reading Race Review- AfterGlow Trail Run

Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 1

Ok ok So it's not really week 1, I'm not going from zero to miler in 80 days (Although that would be a good experiment) but I am having a genuine crack at legit structured training. I've been with the team at SquadRun for about 18 months. I first signed up with Kerry and Ali… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 1

Get out there: You Yangs- Saddle Back Track

Welcome to the first installment 'Get out there' trail review posts. As a beginner trail runner, there were few things I found more daunting than finding somewhere to run. I was worried I would get lost, that I would run out of water, that I would wear the wrong shoes and the "real" trail runners… Continue reading Get out there: You Yangs- Saddle Back Track

I signed up for a 100 mile race…. now what?

I did it. I signed up for a 100 mile trail race. The inaugural Tarawera 100 mile Endurance Run. And I have 83 days to prepare! (Insert peeing pants emoji here!) I've never ran 100 miles before. I'm an Australian, we run in kilometres. In February this year, I ran my first 100km trail run,… Continue reading I signed up for a 100 mile race…. now what?

Trail crack

   I was only saying yesterday that Tarawera 102 k was my heroin and I’d been strung out chasing the dragon ever since. Yesterday, they offered me crack! The Tarawera 100 miler is here! See you down the rabbit hole folks! I’m doing it, I’m signing up, you can read all about my exploits and… Continue reading Trail crack