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. […]

SketchUp Model for Mini VTec Front Subframe

A year ago I started the process of putting a VTec into my classic round-nose Mini. It’s been quite a process. One of the things I found lacking was the amount of digital assistance or plans for subframes. It would seem lots of people just go for a pre-made frame – which is all well […]

Follow along on Facebook

You may or may not be aware, but I have started up a Facebook page for Mahvin.   Follow along with the adventures by liking the page here:

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 […]

Mini Bonnet Badge

    With the new installation going on of a Honda VTec in the Mini, there are a number of elements to think about and contemplate.  On Friday, we ran out of gas for the welder, and so my attention goes elsewhere to the build. One of the things I can do is work on […]

VTec in the Mini – First Dry Fit

So today is a pretty massive day in the life of MAHVIN. Today, the VTec went into the engine bay for the very first time. Not only that but the subframe tower bolts went in and the car become one part. Sure – there are still some adjustments to be made, and some parts need […]