Challenge Day Ten – Hello Monday

Why is it that it's always hardest to get out of bed on a Monday? I had to really push myself to get up this morning when the alarm went of at 5am. For a moment I almost convinced myself to take another hour and run this evening... But in the end my auto-pilot took … Continue reading Challenge Day Ten – Hello Monday

Challenge Day Nine – Back To The Trails

After a very late night of dinner, dancing and a little bit too much red wine I was so happy that I had arranged to meet up with a friend at Mt Coot-tha this morning for a two hour trail run. I may not have wanted to get out of bed but it was just … Continue reading Challenge Day Nine – Back To The Trails

Challenge Day Six – A Day Of Highs And Lows

So today has been a day of ups and downs in terms of my mindset. Started off well with some good news about my online business which put me in a good mood. The sun was shining and it seemed a lot warmer out than yesterday so I decided to head out for a walk. … Continue reading Challenge Day Six – A Day Of Highs And Lows

Challenge Day Five – Gimme The Coffee

After a few days of drinking pod coffee I was craving a double macchiato this morning so decided to treat myself from my favourite  dealer Cheeky Bean - by far the best espresso in West End which has stiff competition! Walking over the road and back was pretty much my exercise for the day - yes … Continue reading Challenge Day Five – Gimme The Coffee

Challenge Day Four – Sunrise Run

Swapped my usual Tuesday speedwork session for a nice easy sunrise run around the river this morning. Not gonna lie, it was really hard to get going as I am still feeling really tired and achey, but I was glad I got out there. A trip to the doctors today and seems I have probably … Continue reading Challenge Day Four – Sunrise Run

A New Challenge – Diary Day One

So the last six months I have let a lot of things slip with regards to my health and it's time to get back on track. No better way for me to do this than to start a new 16 week challenge. I am always more disciplined when I am accountable to people other than … Continue reading A New Challenge – Diary Day One

GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part two)

In the first blog of this series, I explored the SMART goals model and questioned whether  goals also needed to be more aligned with our mindset in order to really be effective. I started to explore the  Six Elements of a Well-formed Outcome. Looking past the actual “target” to the “outcome” that we are wishing to achieve … Continue reading GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part two)

GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part one)

Chances are if you have done any kind of training in goal setting you would have heard the term SMART to describe the characteristics of a well formed goal. Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely Is this really enough to set effective goals or do we need to delve a little closer into our mindset when … Continue reading GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part one)