A happy, encouraging blog that aims to tell my story and encourage others to have a go at being active.
Having hated running and never understanding the impossible joining of the words fun and run, I’m now a convert to running. It has taken a couple of years and while my story is not unique, it’s my story and I’m extremely pleased with how far I have come with running and fitness. It all started with a Wii Fit, the Global Corporate Challenge and a desire to run with my husband Paul who is a pretty good runner. Now running is a challenge, fun, treatment for stress and a way of life.
In November 2013 I achieved my Holy Grail of running events, the Point to Pinnacle in Hobart, Tasmania Australia. This is known as the world’s toughest half marathon; 21.4km from sea level to the top of Mt Wellington at 1270m – Mt Wellington is known as Kunanyi by the Tasmanian Indigenous people. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could ever make it to the top. Again in 2014 I ran the event and this time without any walking (in 2013 I had walk breaks from the 16th km onwards, but in 2014 I ran all the way).
In January 2015 I became a marathoner and then ran my second one in October 2015. In October 2017 I ran my eighth marathon in Auckland New Zealand and in December 2017 crossed the finish line of the Bruny Island Ultra Marathon, a 64km event that goes from one end of Bruny Island to the other. The plan is to run a marathon in every state and territory of Australia and the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
If I can become a runner anyone can. Take it slowly, join a running group, go to parkrun if there is one near you. Running has given me a whole new dimension to life that I didn’t know was there – I love it! And it’s available for everyone to try, no qualifications needed.
Regularly posting of this blog takes a rest from the end of 2017. Posts about special events and moments will pop up from time to time.
Happy running 🙂
PS I’m not a personal trainer or running expert. Please have a chat with your medical practitioner before taking up any new exercise program or change in your diet. Products mentioned on my blog are things that I have personally bought and used; I recommend doing your own research and shopping around to see if they are right for you 🙂