So What If You’ve Got Unfit – Get Back Out There

There’s no shame in starting from the beginning again. No matter your greatest sporting achievement, we can be humbled once more back to our grassroots. It’s easy to forget how hard it was when we first got active, especially if we have gotten used to daily training sessions, faster race […]

If My 68-year-old Mum Can Do parkrun Then So Can You

Not everyone who runs has done it all their lives. I can guarantee you that. I remember asking in a Facebook group I was in how many women had taken up running later on in life. There was an overwhelming majority that said they were in their 30s or older. […]

The Four Oils Every Runner Needs For Race Day

Running shoes? Check Race belt? Check Race fuel? Check Essential oils? Check Your race day kit list might look a little different to mine but after you hear about these four essential oils you might want to reconsider what you take. I have been using essential oils with my running […]

The Dirty Habit I Will Stop Doing This Year

Each year I try to end it by weighing the same or less than the year before. It’s a habit I formed after gaining 30kg when pregnant with my almost-6-year-old son. It’s a habit I need to kick to the kerb. On December 31, 2017, I weighed more than the […]

Our Year of UK Adventures

When we decided we would live in the UK for a short period one thing we were keen to do was explore. We wanted to make the most of the time we had to go out and see things, get outside and just generally experience as much of the UK […]

Why Your Sports Bra Should Be A Priority (+ Video)

Yes your running shoes are important, but your sports bra should also be a priority. If there’s anything that makes me cringe when I see another runner it’s when she’s got excessive bounce. I don’t care for jiggling butts, bellies or thighs, but when it comes to our boobs the […]

Essential Oils for Injury Prevention

Essential oils for injury and injury-prevention It’s the least happy time of a runner’s life – injury. It usually happens when you’ve been running well or you have a goal race coming up and can set you back both mentally and physically. And while no two injuries are the same […]

Run technique basics – how to make sure you are doing it right

To be a fast runner, or one who can run long, it’s important to get the basics right with good run technique. Without good technique you are setting yourself up to struggle at some point in the future, whether it’s not getting as fast as you would like, or picking […]

Black Toenails – How To Avoid Them

How to avoid the runner’s curse of black toenails I know lots of newbie runners are a bit scared of suffering this affliction, and it can put you off wanting to try for longer distances in case it should happen to you. So with that fear in mind I thought […]

Run Less To Run Faster

Run less to run faster There’s a direct correlation between my year of great marathons and running less. In 2010 I ran Rotorua in May, Wellington in June and Auckland in November. I also ran five half marathons. There’s nothing special about that, I know. Lots of people run plenty […]