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 […]

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 […]

Training Run and Weight

So, I’ve decided to track a few things on my way to the goal. One of them is the pace I’m running at, and making sure that it is manageable for the long distance run of 10km.  The second is my weight, which has been increasing over winter (probably keeping me far too warm!) Today […]

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. 

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.  […]

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 […]

Stand on your own two phantom feet

Two weeks after her 41st birthday, Sue Cook’s life changed for ever. She was on a pheasant shoot when she was injured in a freak accident. A woman standing near her failed to unload the unused cartridges in her gun. As she put it away, both barrels went off. ‘I looked down and stared at […]

Dead to Me

“You’re dead to me.” A saying we use to dismiss someone when you’re annoyed, angry or pissed at someone at a level that you never want to see them again. The hardest thing is having to say this about someone who you like, someone who means something to you, someone who you still consider a […]

Depression: When You Understand

I used to think suicide was a way to get attention. I’d threaten it to get someone, anyone, to notice me; to take me seriously. Then I experienced it. A mate I’d spent time growing up with hung himself. His funeral still leaves an emotional scar on my heart; hundreds of young folk with an […]