26 December, 2008

What an incredible year.

What an incredible year it has been. My big adventure in the US came and went and I ran 5 marathons all up, a record for me. My marathon times covered the extremes of my marathon career: April; Canberra 3:15:38 (PB in 2007 3:14:55), July; Gold Coast 3:21, October; Chicago 4:38 (all time PW), October; Niagara Falls 3:56, November; New York 3:49.

I have loved the amazing experiences that running has bought into my life. What makes the experiences so special are the people. Runners are the best! Thank you everyone for allowing me to share my 2008 with you.

Happy New Year to you all.


ps; I have booked my flights for Canberra 2009.

09 December, 2008

Tigger's Tale

Tigger's take on our Sunday run:

On a humid Sunday morn
In the heat after the storm
SOME of the suspects did meet
Feeling heavy of feet.

When COD did not show
We decided to go
In theory, Eddie the man
Was the leader with the plan!

With just the odd hill
And a lot of strong will
Eddie seemed to set a pace
Usually reserved for a race.

Surely it wasn't the heat
That was making our hearts beat
It had to be Eddie the Man
The leader with the plan?

Eventually we came to a stop
As we didn't have a plot
There was no retort
At the suggestion we go short.

After an hour and a half
We were back at the start
Having heard more Eddie tales
And when all else fails ...Go for COFFEE

02 December, 2008


I have been finding it a bit of a struggle to get back into normal everyday life routine since my holiday. My first week back at work was hell. The second was a slight improvement. I have been running a bit, but not a lot. Tigger and I did one lap of Mt Coot-tha from Park Road on Sunday. I was sure glad to get to the top, however, my knees hurt a lot on the downhill run. My left leg is still giving me a lot of trouble, especially when I walk. I can't seem to make it work properly. Must be old age, or maybe three marathons in 4 weeks...no that wouldn't be it...I'll stick with the old age theory.

I bought a Garmin 405 at the Chicago Marathon Expo (the Expos in Chicago and New York were absolutely incredible. We spent hours at each one.). I have finally spent some time and worked out how to use it and wore it on Sunday. It worked really well. At least as well as Tigger's new 205. With the purchase of the 405 I received a free book titled My Life on the Run, the story of Bart Yasso. Bart is known in the US as the "Mayor of Running". I was inclined to just put the book aside because I thought the guy must be up himself to write a book about his own life. I am glad I didn't because what I have read so far is very good, witty, entertaining and inspirational. I recommend it.