S’up with SUP?

 

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea” – Isak Dinesen

On Saturday I had a go at SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding) at Mission Bay in Auckland. This is the first time I’ve given this a go, and it turns out that I have better balance than I expected. Despite it being pretty wavy at windy down at the beach on Saturday morning, after a few attempts and a few falls into the sea, I managed to get my balance pretty well and had a happy hour paddling around the bay. Continue reading “S’up with SUP?”

The 12 Runs of Christmas…

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Tomorrow marks the first day of the 12 Runs of Christmas Challenge  organised by Running on the Spectrum – a New Zealand charity organisation “…that provides an opportunity for children with Autism to receive an exercise program as well as be part of the running shoes program whereby they receive a pair of running shoes. Running On The Spectrum also aims to present talks to schools throughout New Zealand to present talks about living with Autism to children and parents”. Continue reading “The 12 Runs of Christmas…”

Queenstown Half Marathon

“Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go” — T.S. Elliot

This weekend I ventured south to take on the Queenstown Half Marathon. Originally I had registered to take part in the full marathon, but after something went ‘ping’ in my thigh on a training run a few months ago I got a little behind on the training – so downgraded to the half marathon. Continue reading “Queenstown Half Marathon”

#60 Began Marathon Training

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”

Today was the actual day that I began my marathon training. A little while ago, on a whim, I entered the Queenstown Marathon, which will take place on 18th November 2017.

This gives me 14 weeks to get fit and ready to run 26 miles / 42 km. Continue reading “#60 Began Marathon Training”

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