January Update: The 2,018km in 2018 challenge…

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, gang aft a-gley” – Robert Burns

The end of January is already upon us, and I’m sad to report a woefully lame start to the 2,018km in 2018 challenge. Continue reading “January Update: The 2,018km in 2018 challenge…”

The 2,018 Challenge

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

So in December I finished the 12 Runs of Christmas challenge in aid of children with autism. While I didn’t break any records, I realised that despite having a few lazy days, I’m pretty good at achieving what I need to achieve, if I’m given a deadline.

In fact this is nothing new. I know I’m a terrible procrastinator, and I work best under pressure, so sometimes those deadlines need to be self imposed.

So with this in mind, and with the New Year, I need a new exercise challenge. And this is why I’ve decided that I’m going to aim to run 2,018 kms over the course of 2018 – for no reason other than the numbers fit, and I like to have something to aim for.

Any ultra-runners out there will be thinking that this nothing, but to me, having a goal should focus my energies.

I’ll have to start small and build my way up, and I’ll probably kill myself in the process, but I’ll keep this blog updated monthly on my progress anyway.

The 12 Runs of Christmas (part 2)

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham

It’s done! I completed the 12 Runs for Christmas Challenge today, covering 42kms in 12 days. Well, actually over seven days, as on three days last week I deemed it too hot to run, and over the weekend I decided to go paddle boarding and then to drink cocktails with a friend, so not much no actual running took place. Continue reading “The 12 Runs of Christmas (part 2)”

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”