Confessions of an average (marathon) runner

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

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The journey to 42.195km as a Diabetic

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

New Year, shiny new goals

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

New jobs and diabetes awkardness

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 of mud, sweat and snowball fights

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

42km with Diabetes

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

Struggle Street: travelling 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

No excuses anymore!

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!