It really was everything I expected, and so much more! My coach and I had discussed the idea of a multi stage event to help prepare my body to be able to cope with the demands of the World Marathon Challenge. I was scrolling through a running calendar and came across Run Larapinta, and I thought that sounds interesting! Completing a multi-stage event has it challenges, add to that the travel to the Northern Territory, the remote area of the run locations and the fact I was going to be running through a desert - that all creates a whole new level of obstacles. I had an idea of
I often get asked "do I REALLY enjoy running a marathon?" You could ask me that a thousand times and my answer would still be the same. Mostly I think people focus on the pain involved, instead of enjoying the journey. Yes, it's painful. Yes, it's difficult. Yes, there is lots of strategy and effort required. So how does the reward of the finish line and a shiny medal compare to what you go through in the process? Perhaps you will find out one day for yourself! The simple fact
A small drop in a big ocean. In life, we all make decisions that have a ripple effect throughout our journey and making the right ones can be challenging. Sometimes we don't even know a decision is effecting us until we trace it back to where it started or originated from. In running, making the right choices are equally as important. For a long time I think I have underestimated this is my training program. Ignoring that little muscular niggle, skipping that one
When you think about the person who inspires you the most, who comes to your mind? When I was asked recently who I am inspired by, I had a long list. I often hear stories of people achieving great goals, and it really does give me hope that I too can achieve the wild ideas my mind can conjure up. More recently, and right at the top of my list of inspiring people sits one
Following a set plan is an essential part of my training. These training sessions provide me with a foundation to build on, and being able to share the journey with training buddies is invaluable. It’s all about showing up, and getting it done! And it’s so important to enjoy the steps along the way. A massive shout out to my Dinneen Runners Crew who help me be a better runner!
Being part of the running community and being able to encourage one another is so amazing! Recently I was able to fly to Perth for the first time to support Sandy Suckling, who participated in the 2019 World Marathon Challenge! It was a privilege to be there for her and be part of such a spectacular experience! Well done to Sandy for being the 4th Australian female to complete the triple 777, and congratulations to
There is a feeling of comfort in things that are familiar to us, especially in our daily routine. This comfort can both help us and hinder us. Today I chose a new path, something unknown, something unfamiliar. It was a feeling of excitement as I ventured into the unknown. Being unaware of the finish line was adventurous and it created a spark, a new style, it was almost like hitting a different mode button. Today
When it’s cold outside. Sometimes it would just be easier to give into that voice that says you can skip training for today, there’s always tomorrow. The better part of me knows that tomorrow will come and go so quickly, and that today’s journey becomes the reality of the tomorrow. So I choose differently. I choose not because it’s the easier option, but because its the right one. In defeating that voice it brings power