Back running again

Before I fell pregnant I was running a lot. Like “every morning” a lot. We lived near the beach, so every morning I would walk 2 mins down to the beach then set off for a 30min run. I would use it to de-stress and clear my mind. It was my “go to” for feeling relaxed. I ran in different events throughout the year, never competitively (I wasn’t that great) but for fun.

Once I fell pregnant I couldn’t run any more. First it was the nausea, then it was the discomfort. I ended up giving it up. [...]  read more

52 in 52: Daily activity rings (apple watch vs garmin 920xt)

apple activity rings january

Coming off the back of the Christmas period, I knew I needed to stop being such a sloth. I had put on a few kilos and it was time to shift it.

I didn’t expect to have such a great start to the year, but the motivation was high. Suddenly, I became a bit obsessed with filling the rings on my watch. It also helped that Apple announced a special badge you could earn, “Ring in the New Year” – earned by closing all three rings for a full week in January. I’m obsessed with stats and achievements, and that gave me the extra kick I needed. Even though all I could do with the badge was look at it in an app (or send it to others to gloat) I wanted it. [...]  read more

January’s 100km goal running update

January 100km goal

We’re halfway through the month, so I thought it would be fitting to provide an update on how I’m tracking with my goal to run 100km during January (for more information on this goal see my original post here).

Distance covered:

51km, with 49km to go! I’m officially over the halfway mark, which is awesome.

How I’m feeling:

I’m not going to lie, it was really hard to get back into it even with the goal in place. At first I started running every second day, with the intention of having a rest day in between, but then I was donating plasma so I had two days off in a row. I realised at that rate that I wasn’t going to make the distance, so I kicked it up a notch. Mentally I hadn’t gotten to the point of wanting to run daily yet. [...]  read more

What I never leave home without (my running equipment)

Garmin 920xt

At my recent triathlon, I was lucky enough to score a free shirt from the Garmin exhibit, which read:

If you see me collapse, someone pause my Garmin

Sadly, that sums me up SO well. There are some things that when it comes to training, I just don’t leave home without.

The shoes

This is where a bit of money goes, but not the most (you’ll freak when you see the cost of my watch).

I religiously lived for my old Nike Lunarglide, but they recently reached the point where I was blistering up again because they had reached point of death. It was time to move on. [...]  read more