Good Friday Cross 2021

Each year since 2001 I have built, created, drawn, constructed, carved, photographed and even weaved a cross to remember Good Friday on. This is this year’s Good Friday Cross. It was a bit of a massive project. After coming up with the plan for creating the cross, I was then inspired to write a song, […]

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The Fall to Reality: The struggles of going medication free

At the end of last year I announced, with much joy, that I was officially medication free. It is something I’ve been working towards and thought I had finally made it. Unfortunately, no matter how much I have tried this year, it has become apparent that I still require it. Under normal circumstances, I believe […]

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You Matter: Going Medication Free

This year has been a challenge for everyone, and I’m sure many are happy to see the back of it. For me, it has been a year where I haven’t stopped. It has been hard, unrelenting, and full of change. Over the last few months I have been on a personal mission. Small in nature […]

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Good Friday Cross 2020

Here is the Good Friday Cross for 2020. We are currently in the middle of a lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus. However, continuing with the theme for this year, running is becoming more and more important to me, both for physical, but also for mental, fitness. Happy Easter everyone.

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Wellington Round the Bays – 2020

In November I saw a small ad on Facebook for a purple shirt saying “I’m Sweating for Mental Health”. Given that I (quite literally sometimes) have been doing that since 2012, I wanted one. Raise $200 and enter into the Wellington ‘Round the Bays and it was mine. I was of course blown away when […]

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Training Complete

A short 10 minute jaunt after paying a visit to Mitre 10 later, and I’ve completed my training plan for the 10km run that sets off tomorrow morning. Since November 17, I’ve run a total of 122.98km. That’s almost 3 marathons across 4 months. Part of me can’t quite believe it. The rest of me […]

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Biggest Training Run Yet

It’s 8:40 on Sunday morning. This Sunday, I face my biggest challenge yet. The training run today is set for 60 minutes. One hour. This is a big deal for me, because this time last year, there was no conceivable way that I would ever get to this point. I’d heard others just popping out […]

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Injury

Hi all, A quick update on the training for you. Unfortunately it’s not good news. On Thursday, in unrelated physical activity (Indoor Cricket) my back gave out and I was rendered cripple for the weekend. This comes at a bad time, with this week’s big run being scheduled for Saturday, at the length of 45minutes. […]

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Woah! We’re Half-way there.

So today marked a pretty big milestone in my training. Centred around big runs on Sunday, I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. It was a 35 minute run – something which has been more than a little daunting for me in the past. Setting out was tough work, with my legs […]

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Longest Run

I’m back! I’ve still been running my training runs as per the plan, just that I haven’t had the time to write about each of them. Today however, I reached a personal milestone. It really put my struggle in perspective. Today also marks my longest run to date. Ever. Well… I’ve been logging my runs […]

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Sunday Run

The rain set in for a good part of the afternoon, but seemed to clear a little after 5:30 which I took the opportunity to sneak my run in. 20minutes non stop jogging. Vicky came as well, but only walked, as she only runs if she’s being chased! The loop around I did was my […]

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Friday Evening Training Run

The first of what I suspect will be many EVENING training run. Purely and simply, it was too hot during the day AND I had an after-work function. So it was easier just to run later than I normally do. Seemed to go okay. Definitely getting easier, but still only running mid 2km in distance […]

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