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On the Edge

I feel like I’m just teetering on the edge.  I’m feeling stronger and faster than I have in a really long time.  Week on week

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Tanya finishing the Southern Seasons Miler Challenge
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The End of a Chapter

The Southern Seasons Miler Challenge. Four 100 mile races, completed in 12 months. May 2019, I signed up to run a 100 mile race for

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Northburn 100 Mile
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Northburn 100 mile

“What a F#@king Horrible race!!” But…buttttt on reflection, I’d 100% go and do it all again!   I could have written a report of epic sunsets,

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Rock Hopping in Timaru Creek
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Old Habits, Die Hard

When your default is making you feel bad, it’s definitely time to change the setting!   Old habits die hard, and while I still haven’t managed

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Timaru Creek, Lake Hawea
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Changing Perspectives

I’ve been learning to take a different perspective recently…but I haven’t gone willingly.. This comes after 8 weeks of being out of the game with

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Tanya running the mountains in training for an Ultra Marathon
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Facing life’s challenges

Sitting through uncertainty is the hardest thing, and this week I found myself wishing life was as simple as running.  When I’m running, I know

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And then the challenge ended

Full disclosure here. If you don’t have the luxury of COVID-19 lockdown to read this somewhat ‘whole-hearted’ blog post, then I won’t blame you for

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The Hard Days

As soon as I started the run I knew it was going to be hard. If you’re a runner you have likely had one of

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Choosing my Pain

It’s fair to say I had a rocky start to the week. On Monday morning I had to run into my Physio’s office after getting

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Recovery – Take 3

Hey you awesome blog readers! I’m sitting here writing this one-week post-race, reflecting on my recovery. All in all, I walked away relatively unscathed…yes, ok,

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Just say no to quitting.

Options. They are everywhere and they are many. They are a blessing and can feel like a curse! There is one particularly insidious one that

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