If you can’t stand the heat … drink more water

A daily check-in is all very well but frankly it’s boring as batshit (why did batshit get such a bad name I wonder?). Yep I ate food, some of it makes me fart so I’m going stop eating it, and yep I did some exercise. A combination of these factors will probably have some small impact on what I weigh…

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Food Fads, FODMAP and more Running

The idea that you are what you eat has come under fire in recent times. Fat is no longer (always) the enemy, nor are carbs, and upping protein at the expense of good quality carbs is not, it seems, always the best idea. Diets like Paleo have been copping a lot of flak, and you better actually have Coeliac disease…

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This is not a post about running

I was at the Queensland Business Writers Conference in Brisbane today. As a fledgling freelance business writer it pays for me to go to events like this. Not only do I learn loads but I meet lots of interesting people and get to do a bit of useful networking … good when you are still building up your business. I…

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Food Frolics and Gym Goings-on

Some mornings you just don’t want to run and even though you know you’ll be glad when you did, it isn’t enough. Even though it might mean you end up with three days in a row of no running (what?????!), it’s still not enough. Nothing can compel you, a dedicated runner for many years with a cupboard full of finisher’s…

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Run, run, run, run … volunteer!

Apart from the 4:30am alarm call I had a great time volunteering at the Brisbane Road Runners Club 5 & 10 mile championship races this morning. As a BRRC member volunteering once a year is mandatory … and should be. Without dedicated volunteers clubs like this (including my other club Bayside Runners & Walkers) wouldn’t survive … and there would…

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Gym swings, food facts and more kilometres run …

Until yesterday I was almost convinced I was about to change my gym. But lying in bed last night I had second thoughts. Part of the appeal was undoubtedly the thrill of something new – a new gym, a new routine. But a new routine isn’t new for long. So then I started to think a bit more rationally about…

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Thursday Runs … and eats … and eats!

I was most definitely not in a gym mood when I woke up today. I’ve done enough classes to get a real feel for the Lifestyle Gym in Cornubia so I think day off was probably a good idea … but this motivation/accountability blogging thing is clearly working cos I still headed out for a run since I knew I…

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Workouts and weigh ins … and a gym first

If this was a regular running week I’d probably have done speed work this morning. But I’ve been trialling a new gym and that meant a couple of things when I woke up. Muscles that have been quietly keeping their head down hoping I’ll leave them in peace made their displeasure known at having been called into active service this…

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Tracking Tuesday – Gym Day!

I’m trying out a new gym just now, Lifestyle Health Clubs, at Cornubia (which I just found out is the Latin name for Cornwall – thanks Wikipedia) in Logan – a suburb next to mine. I got a flyer in the mail for a great deal they’ve got on till the end of August – $250 per year if you…

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Keeping track to stay on track

There’s nothing like the Monday weigh in after a great holiday to focus the mind on better eating and prompt a renewed commitment to a consistent training routine. But just to make this Monday a little different from every other Monday where I’ve found myself enthusiastically committing to a regime of 1000 calories and three hours exercise a day (OK…

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