About me: I first came to Australia for a three month visit. I was taking a little break between graduating college and moving onto Real Life: applying for grad school, getting a Serious Job, and not eating cold pizza for breakfast anymore. That was seven years ago. Now I'm married to a wonderful nerd with a cute accent, and I can't imagine life any other way.
Run, Elise! I've been swamped with assignments lately (last semester, woohoo!) but I have to steal a few minutes to post this.
The Indigenous Marathon Project selects a squad of 12 amateur runners each year, then gives them nine months of intensive training with the goal of running the Boston or New York Marat... Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:00:00
Run every mountain
This weekend, Elise and I headed to Orange for one of the most intimidating runs on our race calendar this year: The Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge, 11k of trail running, mostly uphill. It seemed like a good idea when we registered for it...what's wrong with me?!
But before I get to the rec... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:19:00
Ex-best parent in the world My girl Erica posted this today, leading me to remark, "I was the best parent in the world...until I had kids." Case in point:
"Balanced, nutritous meals!"
"A whole bowl of white rice and nothing else, but he eats it without a fight? Great!"
"Cloth diapers are the... Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:53:00
Orange you glad we had a race today? Today my running buddy Elise and I hit up the Orange Colour City Running Festival 5k. Although we ran The Color Run earlier this month, Orange was our first "official" race with timing chips and (woohoo!) medals.
Naturally I themed my nails: orange for the festival, complete with go faster racing s... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:53:00
Show me the color! Last Sunday, I ran my very first 5k with my good buddy Elise - and not just any 5k. It was the Happiest 5k on the Planet!
On Saturday we drove down to Sydney, where we ate ridiculously fattening burgers and picked up our race packs. Check it out - my very first race bib!
I am totally going t... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:31:00