Run, Lift, Sleep, Repeat

A place to document my quest to become fitter and stronger and my journey into long distance running.

Round the block done and dusted! Couldn’t do all of it because my knees have me a lot of grief… But 340km, 7000+ vert, and lots of laughs later we made it back to jindabyne in one piece. Epic weekend. Definitely do it again!

Two in a row! TWO RUNS IN A ROWWWWW.
My legs are sore.. mostly my calves because I ran barefoot last night because my shoes were rubbing on all those spots where my calluses have disappeared from not running for so long haha 
Such a problem! I think i’m going to buy some more asics because they’re awesome and I don’t really feel the need to go minimal anymore. 
Running woo!

Two in a row! TWO RUNS IN A ROWWWWW.

My legs are sore.. mostly my calves because I ran barefoot last night because my shoes were rubbing on all those spots where my calluses have disappeared from not running for so long haha 

Such a problem! I think i’m going to buy some more asics because they’re awesome and I don’t really feel the need to go minimal anymore. 

Running woo!

Holy shit it’s humid.

My knee was hurting me riding so I decided to see if running would hurt and it didn’t! It just hurt my sweaty unfit (running wise) body instead. and I sweat like a pig woo

Did some intervals and afterwards did some squats and lunges. Now lying on the floor cooling down before I have a foam roll and a shower. 

Physio ftw. 

Today I competed in my first ever road race. My friend Gail (pictured) put me in A grade with her and we raced alongside another 10 girls i the 45k event. My knee was giving me a bit of grief towards the end but I ended up coming 4th overall and first in Elite women (there may have only been me in my category hahaha shh) had to go and have a staged photo on the podium after because the boy couldn’t work my phone haha

good times - also how good is my knicks tan? 

Hey guys! So I know I’ve been dormant for a bit but that just means I’ve been doing lots of activities!

On Sunday I rode in the Ultimate Snowy Challenge (long course) which was 160km with about 3,400 vert on my roadie. It took just over 6 hours and I came in as the second female (first in my age group I think)! Was really satisfying. My knee is giving me a bit of grief over it now thought so today (it’s Tuesday) I have the day off work, it’s pretty miserable outside so I slept in, then cooked up this freaking delish Brekky (the orange stuff is sweet potato hash browns [ohhhh yeahhh]) and now I’m all rugged up in my thermal undies, wooly socks and finishing up Wolf on Wall Street.

How have you guys been? Breaking records I hope!

I WENT JET SKIING FOR THE FIRST TIMEEEEEE IT WAS SO MUCH FUNNNNN!!

I WENT JET SKIING FOR THE FIRST TIMEEEEEE IT WAS SO MUCH FUNNNNN!!

Woke up at 5:15am this morning to go for a bike ride with my friend Ed. Have never ridden this loop before… mostly cause i’ve never really been into road riding haha but it was lovely! Pretty nice change to be able to average 40km an hour for more than 200 metres with only a few small hills. 
To get anywhere out of Jindabyne (for flat road) you still have to climb a few pretty large hills haha

anyway and then because I haven’t posted one in way super long - here is my breakfast. Because it is magical.

Coffee, avacado, slightly burnt omelette (a piece of salami.. cause I feel like it okay?) AND FIGS?! get outta town! 

I look like such a goober when I ride haha 

I know these are from ages ago but the organisers only just got their shit together and released the results (which were wrong) along with the photos… so you know I had to put them here!

Oh yeah, and that 75km race I did last weekend? Well I ended up winning even with a flat! booyah.

Thought I had work today, apparently not. So what better way to spend 3 hours than an 80km road ride to Charlotte Pass? (Garmin died just as I got to half way so that strava bit is from my phone)

Oh hey it’s me!

Just marshalling for round 3 of the downhill in Thredbo today. These kids are psycho haha but I scored a hat!

And tomorrow I’m racing a 75km mtb race. Pretty excited!

1) I went for a 10km run yesterday and kept freaking out cause I thought I heard snakes rustling in the bushes (and to be fair they probably actually WERE snakes)

2) did backyard bootcamp with the girls this morning. 10 exercises, as many reps as you could in 50 seconds with a 10 second break in between x 2 and then a 12 minute ab workout. The sunrise was pretty beautiful! It’s red cause of all the bush fires around.

3) I’m currently at work pressing pillow cases with a cup of tea and listening to tunes from my iPod. ( yeah I’m doing a laundry job with an honours degree.. What of it?) Going for a mtb this arvo.

Life is pretty good y’all!

Drove to Canberra on Friday arvo (there was a bush fire somewhere near because it’s been outrageously hot) to race in the 50km duo classic on Saturday.

Don’t know what happened but I felt pretty shit the first lap, my legs felt like cement. Second lap was better, saw a snake on the track, went through a tree to avoid it haha and we ended up coming 7th in the mixed pairs! Which ain’t so bad :)