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What’s up with GPS?

A few years back when I gave multi-sport events a whirl I used a Garmin Forerunner 910xt during my training.  It was not only able to track me when I ran or biked but...

Be Thankful In All Circumstances

So – running – it’s pretty simple right? Just put one foot in the front of the other and move in a forward direction faster than if you were walking (although technically both feet...

What’s the end goal?

I was discussing my running with a friend this morning and she asked “what’s your end goal?”. I must have looked lost because she continued “Is it to do a marathon? Or half? I...

Parkrun (Western Springs)

I found out about Parkrun whilst following the weight loss journey of my amazing friend Emma (whose hens do will forever be one of the BEST weekends of my life – now that the...

Life after the challenge

It’s been five weeks since the 10 week Ludus Transformation Challenge finished and I ended the challenge sitting at 17% body fat.  Which was a loss of 6% which equates to a 26% overall...

When resting isn’t (really)

There was a time in my life where doing more was ALWAYS better.  In fact I clearly remember my (at the time) trainer would say to me; “When you don’t want to get up...

Do more of what you love

In my “vast years of experience” I’ve come to the conclusion that you will have a greater chance of maintaining a fitness program IF you do shit that you enjoy. I mean sure, you...

What I know (one month in)

November was the month when I put a concerted effort into becoming a runner .. As beginners (in nearly all sporting endeavors) tend to go out too hard, too fast which invariably leads to...

68.8 km later

This time last month I did my first “distance” run in years (and I mean actual years). That day I completed the 8.4 km Ports of Auckland Round the Bays course* and I managed...

I jiggle

Therefore I am; (we’ll touch more on what that means a little later) In yesterdays post I mentioned that one advantage of treadmill running was that I could work out in just shorts and...