The Running Project (part 5)

Well… The temperature is changing, the autumn has got it’s grip and pulled swiftly on summers extended stay. I guess welcome to wet running season! Total km so far: 1045 Total half marathons: 10 Hydrate hydrate hydrate This was not a concern over the summer. The hot weather made it pretty convincing to follow suite. However as the temperature is changing I always seem to … Continue reading The Running Project (part 5)

The SCT 3

Round 3 Go: Sunshine Coast Trail km 95-130 After last Fall, our 50km hike got Candace and I to the half way point of the sunshine coast trail. Tin hut mountain. It was a slog. Skunked on a fire in the cabin, and socked in with weather. The trip ended in a windstorm that had us up all night trying to connect with our shuttle … Continue reading The SCT 3

The Running Project (part 4)

Meh, am I crazy. How long is a year. Dedication to this project for an entire year feels bigger than I thought. Especially given that I have broken down my running into little mini projects. Hitting 100km every month. It starts to become an obsession. Total km so far: 837 Total half marathons: 8 When the going gets tough? As of late, the energy has … Continue reading The Running Project (part 4)

The Running Project (part 3)

Well May and June complete. Running season is in full swing. Total distance (YTD): 636km Total half marathons completed: 6 With the 5 peaks trail series more than half way done, I’ll be looking for some additional trail running races to tag on in the second half of the year. There have definitely been some polarizing moments along this journey. I went for a short … Continue reading The Running Project (part 3)

On the edge of everywhere

I stop to catch my breath. The morning sun is already warm. A fine change from recent weeks. I’m 7 kms in to my morning run and the sweat is beginning to sting my eyes. Keep moving! I am trying to tie off my monthly running goal by the end of the long weekend so I have a few days to shift gears. Doubtful. We’ll … Continue reading On the edge of everywhere

The Running Project (part 2)

Well damn, here we are 4 months into this. With March and April now in the books, and race season kicking off, things are definitely ramping up. What have I gotten myself into? Total distance (YTD): 435km Total half marathons ran: 4 With the world starting to normalize again, the opportunity to get back to “in person” races is a breath of fresh air. Kicking … Continue reading The Running Project (part 2)

Dirtbag Adjacent

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

Time for a change

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 Forty on Forty Project

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

Running through an injury?

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?