Category: Blog

It doesn’t count otherwise

Although today isn’t an official run day and it was raining, I ran – not that rain usually puts me off running.   After all you’re going to get drenched in sweat anyway –...

What’s on your list?

The other day James asked what I’d like for Christmas as he’s long given up buying  me things without asking first.  Not because he doesn’t know what I like – it’s more to do...

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Situated at the base of the Coromandel Range, the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa and Waihi, giving access to impressive remains from the mining and railway eras. 7km....

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Karangahake Windows Walk

James and I had planned a weekend in Paeroa so that we could run a section of the Hauraki Rail Trail. While I was investigating the Hauraki Rail Tail (trying to decide which section/s...

What is fitness to you?

Fitness is a very subjective term. On one health related site I visited they asked this very question .. A large number replied that fitness means (and I quote) “being in shape” – I’m a...

I’ll take that bet

On Saturday morning James and I headed south to the Hunua Ranges. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Hunua before, although Camp Adair (which we passed) sounded familiar, so I may have gone...

How I learned to love running

I’ve run on and off (mostly off) for a number of years, but it’s never been an activity I did for enjoyment (hence the mostly off). In my experience, people who enjoy running (like my...