Once again I thought I’d write about something different, covering some of my hobbies and interests. This time let’s talk about common phrases you hear at the gym, and my thoughts on them. Phrase One: No pain no gain. There is good pain and bad pain, learn to recognise the difference. Good pain: A burning […]Read More Common phrases touted at the gym (and my thoughts on them).
After doing my half marathon in August, I decided I would like a change of scenery for a while. I didn’t want to get unfit again though, so I joined a local gym. I hadn’t been to the gym for quite some time. This gym was integrated with an aquatic centre too, so you get […]Read More My brutal gym regime
Also known as Mount Maunganui, Mauao is an extinct volcanic cone in Tauranga. It is well known as a sacred site for local Maori, where it plays a role in their mythology. Nowadays, it is also a popular walking spot, with gorgeous views of the harbour and beyond. I have lost count of the number […]Read More Caught by the Dawn.
I have been doing running on and off for the past four years, but recently I have been getting into some off-road trail running. In fact, last Saturday I ran a 21 km trail (or was it 23?) in a forest in Rotorua. You can read about that here, if you haven’t done so already. […]Read More Four things I learnt doing a 21 km trail run.
Last Saturday I completed one of the hardest things I had ever done, and it was certainly my most difficult ever run. I ran a 21 km off-road trail through the Whakarewarewa forest, titled ‘We Run the Forest’. The lead up to the big day. I had been training for this event since February, running […]Read More Rising above a challenge.
So it is just three days until my 21km trail run! Here is a summary of my training last week: Monday: 10km run. Tuesday: 30 minute walk. Wednesday: 12km run. Thursday: 7km run. Friday: 13km trail run. Saturday: Tokorangi Pa Trail Walk (11.5 km). Sunday: Rest. So that’s a lot of running and walking! Things […]Read More Three days until the big day.
As part of my training for my half marathon, I thought I’d take part in a smaller 10 km run, as a build up to it. This run was called the Mt Runners and Walkers Half Marathon, but it had 10 km and 5 km options as well. I arrived early on a Sunday winters […]Read More My first race for 2019.
Running is a hobby which I have a love/hate relationship with. The last few months I have been getting back into it again. I wanted to get my fitness back up again, so I have decided to train for a half marathon. But this isn’t any half marathon, it’s a trail run, in the Redwood […]Read More My Recent Training.
I don’t usually write about these things but it’s something which I have taken more of an interest in the last few years. I like to frequent the gym (but I’m not like Arnie), as well as go running and hiking from time to time. Here I am going to share some of the things I […]Read More What I have learnt about trying to get healthy and fit.