What a start to the year, work and life have been next level crazy busy so I’ve been a bit slack on getting a blog post out since Raglan. Quite a few people that I’ve run into lately have asked if I’d given up on my blogs or what my plans for the year are. While it would have been more appropriate a month ago, because that’s when these things are done, here are my goals for this year.
It’s Not All Events
As I promised here is all the goings on that aren’t a race. As many of you are aware I’ve entered the 50km Tarawera Ultramarathon, which of course requires a fair amount of training and preparation. I also have been getting a lot of sideways looks and “say that again” from people. Oh and I’ve been getting a ton of new cool gear too.
The Event That Almost Wasn’t.
They say to really know a man, you should walk a mile in their shoes. I would like to revise this statement; To really know a man, run 21km in their morphsuit. Then you will truly know the measure of their crazy.
Time For A Bit Of Intro
Forgive me Strava for I have sinned; it has been 10 days since I last ran, and in that time I have found excuses in the weather and sore legs, along with drinking too much beer and eating too many ‘yellow’ foods. Continue reading “Time For A Bit Of Intro”
Throwback For Fathers Day
With today being fathers day I thought it was a perfect time to reuse and update one of my favourite ramblings about our supporters. Plus for a bit of balance a brief note about those that are, how do I put this politely?, less than supporting. Continue reading “Throwback For Fathers Day”
Warning: Partial Nudity – But Not The Good Kind.
Last year I set myself a pretty ambitious goal of losing 45kg by my birthday this year to bring me back down to 100kg. Well, my birthday was at the start of the week and while I’m a little disappointed didn’t make my goal, I’d have to say that I’m still happy with the 20kg I have lost to be now 125kg. But I’m even more pleased with all the gains I’ve made.
Continue reading “Warning: Partial Nudity – But Not The Good Kind. “
The Wild Waiuku And New Records
Waking at quarter to 6am on Sunday morning, like most I’m sure, there was an internal debate as whether to get out of bed for the trip down to Waiuku to battle the weather. Well, I’m glad I (eventually) decided to leave my warm bed and pile into the car with the rest of the guys from Team Icebug, as it was one of those great days that really sells the trail running experience.
But before I get to that I have to have a wee gloat, I broke my distance record.Yay me.
Two for one race wrap
Being a little snowed down lately with work and sick kids, I am only now getting to a wrap up of the Shakespear Park Xterra Series race 3 weeks ago and the Tough Guy and Gal OCR race last weekend. Continue reading “Two for one race wrap”
All About The Motivation
Since things have been going well and we’ve been getting to know each other a bit better over the past few weeks, I think that we can get a little bit more serious for a moment, but only a little as I’m not that kind of guy. My thinking is that if I’m meant to be inspiring and motivating you then it’s only fair that I let you know what inspires and motivates me day to day and in entering this race. Continue reading “All About The Motivation”
The post Hillary aftermath
So after what was basically a killer of a race, that went from searing heat to torrential downpour, I was left both stoked to have completed it and saddened that my time as an Icebug/CEP Hillary Inspirer was over. I had enjoyed writing my weekly(ish) blogs, and as it turned out people somehow enjoyed reading them. So I was left pondering the question; “Do I want to continue writing about my experiences and journey?” I said to myself “why the hell not, I can always stop if it gets annoying.”
So here we are, after days of deliberating on a witty name, at Kiwi Trail Snail. I’m going to attempt to post something at least monthly, stating with dumping in my Inspirer blogs (as it’s a quick way to add some content I’ve all ready done).
So buckle up and lets see where this goes.