Because Burpees Make Everything Better

You reap what you sow

In my last blog post I explained how I’m keen to give fastpacking a go – We (James and I) would start out doing some “quick” over night excursions, to test the water and...

Fastpacking

Fastpacking; a combination of trail running, tramping and camping. I’ve never been a fan of camping – I just don’t get why people would lug what these days are basically huge nylon houses (complete...

Trail Running Solo

A few weeks back I was following a thread on Facebook asking women how comfortable they felt running trails alone and I was quite surprised by the number of woman who won’t, even in...

Christies Track, Huia Regional Park

Tramping Track – Christies Track drops steadily beside the gully from Summit Track near the western end of Upper Nihotupu Dam. There are some muddy patches along the track. The track crosses Huia Stream...

Whoosh!

And there goes January .. My resolution for 2017 is that I will not buy myself any new (or used) clothing or shoes. Although most of the “challenges” I come up with are complete...

Beating the sun

I watched this amazing documentary today about a relay race where teams circumnavigate the 150km around Mont Blac on the longest day each year. The event is called “Beat the Sun” and the first...