(km 50-90) My head is in a daze. It is overcast this morning as Rikki dropped me off at the foot passenger entrance to the ferry. I thanked her for the lift, grabbed my gear, and we parted ways. My face hurt. The road rash had now set in. 20 hours ago I was mid way through an adventure race when I went over my … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Trail
Do you even run Bro? I used to. I used to run alot. Half marathons mainly. Those were my jam. I spent alot of time logging kms. And then I stopped. I’m not sure why. I had a child, and maybe my mindset shifted after that. I was busy trying to juggle poor sleep, a family life, and a career and figured being tired all … Continue reading Diary of a tired man
So when you’re not a dirtbag. You don’t live in a van. You don’t eat fine dining from the local shell gas station, or take “gentlemen’s baths” in public bathrooms, but you respect the life and the free spirit approach to spending your time climbing, what are you? Dirtbag Adjacent? I respect the culture, and truthfully, I wouldn’t be hard pressed to dive in to … Continue reading Dirtbag Adjacent
Well. It is that time. Maybe serendipitous the changing of summer to autumn on the horizon. My work has made a change of my job as well. Renewal and rebirth on my mind. Heading into the last quarter of the year, I still have some outstanding projects left to complete. Some races, some personal challenges. All of importance to me. At least one in person … Continue reading Time for a change
The Idea It started with an idea, a challenge really. May 20 2021 was the mark of many things. It was a Thursday, it was Covid 19 pandemic day # 400+ whatever, and also my 40th birthday. I had decided back in January to mark my fortieth birthday with something different. Due to the pandemic there was no big 40th bash to be had, no … Continue reading The Forty on Forty Project
So I’m not sure if this is a thing or not. But a week and a half ago, while trail running, I tripped and rolled over my ankle. Badly. Bloody Hell. Nothing more inconvenient than a rolled ankle while marathon training right? I laid there like a sorry mess for a moment. Assessing the damage. It didn’t “feel” broken. And we were pretty far from … Continue reading Running through an injury?
Well this one’s all about running. Since starting this Forty on forty project, it’s basically all I’m doing. Wake run. Work run. Run run. Pushing towards the ultimate goal of running a full marathon on my 40th birthday. Eek. When did that sneak up? I am about half through training and am now 2 months away from race day. It’s wild the amount of dedication … Continue reading About Running.
I’m pumped (and well maybe a little reluctant) for my new project. Forty on forty. The concept is simple. I’m turning 40 this May, and I thought what better way to celebrate than to run a marathon. A marathon you say. That’s not so bad, people run them all the time. In fact I’m sure some of you reading this are thinking, I just ran … Continue reading Forty on forty
Do you plan out your years adventure objectives down to the fine details? Or just go where the wind takes you? I find myself somewhere in the middle. I have my agenda if you will. My big ticket items squared away. The ones that require some forethought. The ones that are multiple days, or hella logistics. The one I end up cashing in Alpine chips … Continue reading And what about objectives.
How do I find myself getting back here. I stopped running a few years ago after some continuous injuries kept sidelining me and I realized I needed a break. Time to regroup and assess if I wanted to keep doing this at all. Hip issues that nag every time I would go running. Exhausted from the need to constantly train. Combined with an overly busy … Continue reading The way back into running