All in

Berlin wasn’t a sufferfest. Because I didn’t run it.

I had a really great holiday, and Berlin will be there for me to run another time. And while that’s true, it still leaves me disappointed in myself for not putting in what was needed so that I could run it this time.

True, work threw me a really shitty hand. But I made excuses. And I could have got a better result than I did.

So, here we are again. But this time, I’m all in.

I’ve got a training plan – it’s worked before. It will work again this time.


The Training Plan – Officially on the wall

I’ve got a new nutritional strategy (LCHF) to lose weight and train better.

I’ve got a daily check of strength and stretch work to do. Injury free is the way to be!

What are we aiming for? Gold Coast Marathon and then Melbourne Marathon. 2018 will be staying local.

Let’s get this done!

Six weeks to go – Berlin marathon

And so ends what was a reasonably good week.

The running was so much better than it has been. Let’s hope it just keeps improving with Berlin just around the corner.

I spied some starfish in the bay on my long run today. I took a little time out to take a pic and enjoy the view of clear water and gentle waves. When you spend so much of your time during the week in the hustle and bustle of city life, I think it’s good to take a time out and enjoy some nature.

Dinner tonight was super yum! Homemade taco bowl for the win!!

Panic stations

47 days until Berlin.

I recognise it’s too late to undo the damage already done but I live in hope that it won’t be the sufferfest that was New York.

The plan is to check in each day, in the hope it keeps me accountable.

img_3300.jpgIncluding status pics of one day fitting into my running gear properly again! Cat is optional extra.

Today was a 45 minute run. Went meh. But it happened and that makes me happy.

Stats: 13 Mar – 19 Mar

Not quite the week I had planned. But, it’s still the come back, so let’s not get too crazy here.

imageThere was running and that’s a good thing. And the running was more than before and that’s a good thing. And nothing hurt and that’s a really good thing.

What was it I said last week?

Progress, not perfection.

Stats: 6 Mar – 12 Mar

There was running!

Overall, not much else to report for the week. But it’s progress, not perfection we’re looking for here. 

I took the walk/run approach with more walking than running, as you can see. Then, one nice solid kilometer and back to walk/run with a traffic light pause to wrap things up.

Was it a slow 5km? Sure. Did my dodgy hamstring and screwed up foot pull up ok. Yes! And that’s a win. 

Three things Thursday [1]

Thing one

Sleepy babies

Crazy cat lady that I am, I just melt when the little ones snuggle with each other.








Thing two

I had a Dexa scan done – it’s so cool! I love being able to see what’s going on inside me. Not posting the fat/muscle/etc pic (internet don’t need to see that!) but check out the skeleton! Good to see some healthy bones there.

Dem bones

Thing three

Remember that time I ran (ahem, shuffled) the New York City Marathon? It seems a life time ago. But I’ve got to keep it fresh because I need Berlin to be better.

New York, New York