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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]