Monday, 28 October 2013

My first BRICK session

Wow – not what I expected.

I have read countless blogs and articles on the “odd” feelings in your legs after a ride and at the start of a run but all that reading doesn’t really compare to the first-hand experience (as is the case with so much in life!). I was wondering who switched out my trainers for concrete boots!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Well that surprised the legs...and shoulders....and glutes...and bum!

So I am 9 days post Melbourne Marathon and I have done very little in the way of exercise (done some but nothing like previously) unless you count ninja sneaking into the pantry to raid the chocolate box when the wife has gone to bed....that poor little chocolate box twitches every time the pantry light goes on!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Melbourne Marathon and the end of a challenge…(and my longest post ever)

How to start the end of a year long challenge??? A LONG recap and a new challenge…

SPOILER::::::The sweep is complete
Melbourne marked the final state in my quest to run around Australia. A personal challenge that started back in October last year with an idea about running in every State and Territory. What an adventure it has been. I have met some amazing people for very different walks of life. It has been a year of personal growth and widening of comfort zones and the pushing of personal boundaries. It has been a year of great fun, lots of flying, hotels, spare beds, meeting old friends and running!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Not the Marathon lead up I wanted...

So I have the final run in my Australian Challenge in two weeks time and it is a full 42.2km run (rather than the 21.1kms I have been doing) and I have had a shocking lead up to it.

Last week I took a dramatic downturn health wise and ended up at the after hours doctors clinic. I had pretty extreme chills (whilst sweating) and some pretty high levels of pain and cramps in my lower back/kidney region. Add to this that I also had conjunctivitis and my eldest son was with me in pretty poor shape of his own we made for a very sorry site.