HBF Run for a Reason – two PRs!

Well, I am blown away with how this run went.  I thought my pace wasn’t there.  I thought it would be hard to hold a 9 minute mile for the 7.5 miles I was running.  But no. (and in case the title of this blog post didn’t give it away – I came out of it with two PRs!).

The HBF Run for a Reason holds 3 events, a half marathon, a 12km, and a 4km.  As you know, I chose the 12km.  I decided I didn’t want to train for another half marathon, but I did want to push myself to go a little faster.  The 12km was ideal, as it is an automatic PR- I’ve never run a 12km before.  I was almost going to drop to the 4km run, my friend talked me out of it (quite easily) and I didn’t think I had done much serious speedwork to get me a 4km PR.

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HBF Run for a reason training – week 6 and race day!

Race week!

This one was a little difficult.  I did go on a long bike ride, and tried to find hills during my last run in California (which is so easy to do in where I run).  Then I traveled to Australia.  I lost a day, as you travel into the future, and skip a day.  I’ll get it back when I travel back to the US in August though!


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HBF run for a reason training – week 5

Oops.  It’s Saturday in Australia – Friday for people in the US.  And I am just writing up last weeks training.  My run is tomorrow!  Eep! I’m not ready.  Anyway.  Let’s have a look at how last week went.

I was in California, and I celebrated my birthday early (on Friday)- so that really made it difficult to keep running – I got a bike! So, I naturally wanted to ride it all the time!

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GIVEAWAY!! Momentum Jewelry

I’m so excited to announce that I will be doing a giveaway on my Instagram.


I thought I’d write a little something here, just incase you don’t follow me on the ‘gram.

I’ve been an ambassador for Momentum Jewelry for a little while now – and they are such a fabulous company.  It’s funny how much their wraps inspire me.  If I’m feeling like my running isn’t going well, I put one on, and know I have support behind me, no matter how fast (or slow) I run.  They encourage me to get through the bad runs, and push me harder on the good ones.

I’ve reached 2000 followers on Instagram (which is a lot for me!).  I’m so excited that people want to see my journey.  Everyone of my followers encourages me to go out there and give it my best shot (whether you realize it or not), so now I am able to give back a little to all of you.

Head over to my Instagram to check it out.


Playing mind games – 6 x 800m

A good workout deserves its own post!

Yesterday morning my alarm clock went off at 5:30am.  I turned it straight off.  Nope, not going to run.  Maybe I can run later today.  Maybe I should just have a rest day today, and move my run to tomorrow.  But then I thought how good I would feel if I completed a run.  I thought about having time in the evening and not worrying when I would fit in my run.  I thought that I could actually wash my hair, and it could be clean for two whole days.

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