I rarely need a toilet break during running events, but there must be something about the Hobart marathon that triggers a mild case of runner’s trots. So it was with a strong sense of déjà vu that when the starting … Continue reading Running for chocolate… and the nearest loo: déjà vu at the Hobart marathon
The last thing you want to hear 32 kilometres into a marathon is that the easy part is over but this is what Tom said to me during the Sydney marathon in September last year. Intellectually I knew that it … Continue reading The Sydney marathon and what not to say at 32km
The finishing chute of an Ironman is not unlike a nightclub – it’s loud, there are flashing lights, you need a wristband, some people dance down the red carpet while others shuffle, and spectators wait around for something to happen. … Continue reading The Ironman Cairns finish line: the closest I get to a nightclub these days
In less than 2 weeks I’ll be attempting to complete an Ironman Triathlon. It’s a 40th birthday present to myself. You may wonder why an event, which could render me unable to walk for a week, is a ‘present.’ But … Continue reading Ironman: T minus 13 days
Inspirational fitness accounts are everywhere on social media. They’re managed by people who share their workouts, recipes, product reviews, and so on. I follow some for tips and ideas, some for motivation and others because of the connections I’ve made … Continue reading Why reposting photos of attractive women in activewear on your ‘fitness account’ is not inspirational or empowering
At the risk of sounding crass, one of the most triumphant moments of the Hobart marathon was not at the finish, but at the 19km mark. No, I hadn’t bravely pushed someone out of the path of an oncoming vehicle, … Continue reading Running for chocolate – the Hobart marathon
If you run, and you have a body, then you have a runner’s body. I first realised the absurdity of the ‘runner’s body’ during the 2004 Canberra marathon as a relative newbie with a few half marathons and some shorter … Continue reading What is a runner’s body anyway?