Run, Lift, Sleep, Repeat

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

Running problem #456

The moment when you haven’t run for so long that the callouses you worked so hard for have gone and you have to start the painful process again. 

Oh Hai

Hey lovely people!

I know i’ve been dormant for foreverrrrrr but next month I start the 8 week challenge again with bootcamp so I’ll be on here a bit more with progress and stuff.

Recap for the last few months - 

When I moved from Canberra in Jan for a few months down to Jindabyne I stopped bootcamp and running and then started riding heaps.. but because of that I lost all my core strength and started to get knee problems.. also put on 5 kgs haha eich. 

I moved back to Canberra 3 months ago, started bootcamp again and now my knees are finally better. Starting to run again and my knees don’t hurt when I ride. Yeehaw!

So i’m starting from the beginning again with running so just 5k runs atm but hoping to up the ks in the next few weeks! 

How are all of YOU doing? I miss you guys. Really. 

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!