Pre Cricket Training Run

So those of you who know me well know that I play for a social Indoor Cricket team. It has become a massive part of my well-being plan, to the point where I prioritise it over just about every other part of my life. Today however, my training plan also said I had to do […]

Second Training Run

The first ‘back to back’ training session. Not really an issue – the hardest part was jogging at a ‘slow slow slow’ pace (according to the training plan). But I can see why that was the case, as it wasn’t about distance, but about pacing yourself after running yesterday as well, so that these can […]

First Training Run

According to the plan, today is the first training run for me. It was a 15minute jog, focussed on jogging for the entire time, which I achieved. Relatively pleased with the result. Nice and easy start. 

Training Plan

Having never run 10km in one shot before, I figured I’m going to need to do a bit of work to get there. Thankfully, the Mental Health Foundation have a training programme set up for the Auckland Marathon event.  So, I’ve gone through and colour coded the runs depending on the pace for each one, […]

Three Hours In…

Seriously!? I’m blown away. It turns out I know some incredibly generous people! Thanks to all who have given so far. I don’t even care how much, every little bit helps! I am amazed at people’s generosity. I’ve reached my target in only three hours. So…. Time to set a secondary goal… I’m thinking $1000.  […]

Team Mental Health Foundation

In 2012 I took myself to the GP with heavy signs of depression.  Seven years later, and I’m still battling it, though in a much better place, and more able to deal with it. The hurt is still real, but it’s less intense and I have strategies (and medication) that help me manage it better. […]

Same S*** Different Day: Supporting Someone with Depression

Mental health media constantly tells those with illness to talk with someone. Firstly, that is easier said than done. But secondly, if you are going to support someone with depression, and be there to listen, be prepared for the following. 1. Self Centred Tendencies Most of what gets us into dark holes are centred around […]

I’m always here for you: Supporting Someone with Depression

If you’re going to say someone with depression “I’m always here for you” then you’d better mean it. And you’d better mean all of it. You’d better mean the words “always here“. Not that you’ll be there every passing minute of every single day – we understand that you have a life to live as […]

VTec Subframe

The fabrication of the front subframe that will house the VTec in MAHVIN is just about finished. Today the under support arms went on which firmed up the wings and engine mounts no end. Up until now, the Engine has been supporting the subframe as we built the subframe around it to fit. Now, for […]

Good Friday Cross, 2019

This year, we headed away with family and friends up to Ohakune. This made for a bit of a panic as I didn’t have my usual Good Friday day to create this year’s cross. I was going to use a GPS tracker and an intersection to create a cross by walking, but ran out of […]

Howie Mandel Pushes for Mental Health Reform

We saw this video on Ellen today, in reaction to the recent Las Vegas shooting tragedy. Howie makes several great points in this short interview, and provides a fresh perspective on events like this, but also for mental health and how it is treated. He expressed strongly his favoring in a change to nevada marijuana […]

Nelson Holiday Trip 2017

090717:SUNDAY Awake. 0645am. Drive. Ferry. 0900. Snooze. Sneeze. Block ear. Picton. 1230 Lunch. Sea Breeze Cafe. Chicken Panini. Inclusion of capsicum gets thumbs up. Good chips. Walk around Picton. Overcast. Drive. Nelson. Nodded off (not drastically) Whoops. 15min pitstop for kip. Arrive Nelson. 1600. Check in to apartment. Nice. Supermarket for Snacks etc. Dinner. BK. […]