It's no lie or exaggeration that I am obsessed with running. I started athletics when I was 5 years old and it is a part of who I am. In my younger years (up until later teens), I was very competitive in the middle distance events; best efforts of a few national medals in 800m … Continue reading Confessions of an average (marathon) runner
Up until 2 years ago, I would never have thought of actually running a marathon. It was one of those things that I said I "might do", "one day". I decided that 2017 was the year I would try it, just to tick the box. After finishing those 42.195km, all I could think about was … Continue reading The journey to 42.195km as a Diabetic
For some people, New Year's Day is just another day. They don't believe in making New Year's Resolutions, nor do they get a sense of boosted motivation come waking up January 1. I am not those people. I am a New Year's fan, and I get so much out of this boosted motivation and goal … Continue reading New Year, shiny new goals
Now, I’m not going to lie… Diabetes is sometimes hard and I’m about to get really real with you. I am going to let you in on this diabetics’ small mishap at work last week. I was working at the Midnight Oil concert in Sydney’s Domain Park last Friday night, just behind the bar. I … Continue reading New jobs and diabetes awkardness
78.8km, 6 nights, 7 days and a lot of mud. That was how last week played out for me as my best friend and I trekked through Tasmania on The Overland Track. Now, if you had told me at the start of the year I could be without a fridge, civilisation, power or any phone … Continue reading 78.8km of mud, sweat and snowball fights
As we enter into SEPTEMBER, I have to wonder, where the heck did the year go? What a year so far! One of the last things on my 2017 New Years Resolution list was to "visit a new state in Australia". So naturally, my best friend and I don't think "oh let's have a nice … Continue reading Did someone say hiking?
So turns out, it is possible to run a marathon as a diabetic, vegan with no training! Woohoo! Who would have thought? Last weekend, the 2nd of July, I pounded the pavement for 42.195km on the Gold Coast and crossed the finish line of my first marathon. What an absolutely amazing experience. The pain afterwards … Continue reading 42km with Diabetes
I'm an avid traveler. There is no doubt about that. Adventuring, exploring, travelling, hiking, I am all about being outdoors and challenging myself. I have just come back from escaping to sunny Hawaii for a quick get away and I just want to disclose a few frustrations I have while on holidays as a diabetic. Firstly, … Continue reading Struggle Street: travelling with diabetes
One week after registering for the marathon and I've faced my first real challenge. I knew that there would be challenges, I just didn't think they would start this soon. In the last few weeks, I have been training hard. A bit too hard as it turns out. I landed myself with something called bursitis. I … Continue reading No quest is without challenge
I've officially done it. I bit the bullet and I have officially registered for a FULL MARATHON. That's 42km of sweat and pain. I figured, why was I putting it off? What was I actually waiting for? The answer is, nothing. So now I am committed and I am actually so excited about it. Although one … Continue reading No excuses anymore!