I have a history of completing a few running events. It all started when I was sitting down with a mate watching the Biggest Loser. Part of their training was to complete 10km, something I had never done. We said well if they can do it, surely we can! We signed up to a Sri Chinmoy event in South Yarra and completed it successfully. I loved the vibe of race day! I felt euphoric before and after the event and I enjoyed challenging myself to run further. In 2012, 2013 and 2015 I ran the City2sea (15km) to raise money for the Cancer Council. Each time it hurt in training I reminded myself that the pain I was feeling was temporary compared to people suffering with cancer. It motivated me to run! This then extended to a few other events including the 12km Run Geelong. Now I want to tick off a half marathon. More importantly I’m running to improve myself, to increase my energy, to lose weight, to increase my self confidence and to get the best out of myself. I want to set a good example for my 2 boys 👦🏻👶🏼 #fat2fitdad#runningmotivation#runninginspiration#weightloss#parenting#runningdad#runnersofinstagram#runningdad
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~ #Train Brave ~
I’m spending the afternoon today at some talks being hosted by the @train_brave crew. The #trainbrave movement came onto my radar when I read about them in @runnersworlduk magazine literally just last week. I’m glad I was able to sign up in time to join their event today discussing eating disorders athletes and REDs as these are conversations I believe are crucial that we have in the sports world, and something that needs to stop being brushed under the carpet. I know from personal experience how intense, focused training can silently and surreptitiously metamorphose into over training and under eating, and then the more serious repercussions of this when an injury that took me out from running got thrown into the mix. That was 18 years ago - when there was no Strava, no social media, no pressure to publicly document your performance, and no constant influx of ‘advice’ on what you should/shouldn’t be eating or training infiltrating your feed every day. The age of technology and social media we are now in is simultaneously marvellous and terrifying in equal measures. Never have we been more subject to constant comparison with others - not just image, but training, lifestyles...This is why now it’s really important that we have these conversations about eating disorders and athletes and create not just a system of support for them, but also general awareness of this in sport. More updates on this in my stories later! .
"laughter is the sound of your soul dancing" Jarod Kintz
This is a picture taken yesterday at a gin festival that on Friday I was determined not to go to. The last couple of weeks have been dodgy...I have been unmotivated, anxious and angry at me letting my head get the better of me and been taking it out on the people around me. I have been snappy, tearful and ungracious. But I have good friends ...and was convinced...with differing approaches I should join ...and it was nice and I didn't spoil it...for myself and anyone else. And in this picture I am happy ...and soon I will get back to this state more often.
I did no yoga, no parkrun, no stretching, no workouts this week....I went for one solitary run which sucked and I bailed out half way through...what right do I have to think I can run a marathon when I can manage anything above 7miles I'm failing before I have even started! .
But you only fail when you quit. I can't face the mindgames of a long run Sunday so I am taking inspiration from @tea_runner
And will run for at least 1mile today...no pressure just forward 🤞
Happy Sunday people x
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1998 vs 2018! This weekend I was at my mom and dads place and found the picture to the left in their photo album. I was 13 yrs young and did a lot of athletic competitions and running races at that age. Today I met a journalist, from the local newspaper, that did many interviews with me back in the days. Today he interviewed me regarding my role as an athletic coach for kids in my hometown.. yes, I’m a coach now for the same team as I was a part of as a kid... and my own kids are in the group. How amazing it is to give something back to what have meant so much to me while growing up. This is my #20yearschallenge and I can’t help to feel a bit nostalgic🙌
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Running love ...,
It’s amazing how I have a fancy schmancy watch that tells me the colour of my pants and which way the wind is blowing, yet I still can’t bloody manage to get anywhere on time. One of life’s great mysteries I suppose. 🤷🏼♀️ 15 miles over the SDW today under a babe of a clear blue sky. 2 weeks ago I couldn’t get my car up the road to this part of the trail because the ice and snow was so bad, today I was sweating in a tank and shorts. Mother Nature wyd sis? ⛰❄️🏃🏼♀️☀️⛰
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Now just a couple of hundred of miles away from the Florida coast and a few thousand feet in the air, looking down on the vast ocean far below.
No matter how many times you have done it before, I still find it such an odd feeling being in an aeroplane and looking down on the world. Everything seems so insignificant and so small. It’s times like these that you put your own life it to perspective.. We all get so caught up in the moment and life in general sometimes, that we start to take for granted all the things that are good in the world and the fact we are even alive to be able experience it.
It’s so easy to focus on negativity in your life, the news, politics, people that may upset you, things that are out of your control - perhaps in the past...and I’m done with it.
Earlier today, I started reading a very interesting book about the man that founded Nike. There was a time in his life when he was a 24yr old college graduate and had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. One day (whilst out on a run) he decided he was going to get on a plane, see the world and try and start a business in Japan selling trainers.
50 years later he had created one of the most recognised brands on the planet. It’s never too late to stop dreaming.
We won’t all end up creating companies worth billions of dollars but what I took from it was the difference having a can-do attitude can have.
🇧🇷Todo mundo sabe dos inúmeros benefícios que a natação traz, mas eu busco apenas um para a minha corrida: melhora do meu condicionamento cardiorrespiratório.
Eu nado desde 2012, fazendo um ajuste aqui, outro ali. Já andei em águas abertas, participei de Campeonato Paulista de natação, mas vi que estava “indo” na direção contrária.
Nadar faz muito bem! Isso é fato! E nadar depois de uma maratona, na recuperação que leva uns 30 dias para encaixar sua FC ❤️ novamente é melhor ainda.
A água está sempre me salvando: natação, deep running em 2015, gelo, spa quente.
📍E você, o que faz para melhorar seu condicionamento?
Bom dia, Brasewwwwww!!
——————————————————— 🇺🇸Everybody knows all the benefits of swimming, but I’m just looking for one: improve my cardio respiratory system.
I swim since 2012 and since that I realized how important this sport is in my running. Swimming is really good, it’s a fact! And I’ll keep doing it to improve my running!
The water is always saving me: swimming, deep running, icing, hot tube.
📍And you, what do you do to improve your performance?