Exercise is Medicine
The hardest part is getting to the start line
After each event I participate in, I’ll write a short running blog. I hope along the way that I may inspire you to get to the start line. When you first start running, everyone is obsessed with the finish line. Which is fine initially. The finish line is a fantastic achievement and gives a great feeling. However, if you want to make running a lifestyle, you must above everything make getting to the start line a top priority. In the busy world we live in, you’ll soon realise that getting to the start line is the hardest thing!
Before my first blog, I’ll share one of my running secrets with you. There is something even more powerful than the finish line. Even more satisfying than getting to the start line. You must self prescribe this medicine. This is the magical feeling at some point during the race, when “I can” becomes “I will”. It is very powerful. It makes you a better person.
2020 Running Schedule
The highlight this year is the legendary Leadville Trail 100 mile run in the USA. Dubbed the “Race Across The Sky”, the Leadville 100 is set in the extreme Colorado Rockies with elevations between 2800m to 3800m. Every event prior is a building block towards this main effort. I look forward to sharing my running experiences with you.
07 March – IRONMAN New Zealand
18 April – Mt Oxford Mountain Marathon
16 May – Ultra Trail Australia 100km
31 May – Christchurch Marathon
18 July – WUU-2K Marathon
22-23 Aug – Leadville Trail 100 mile run
20 September – 4 Paws Marathon
Family, friends, dogs
38 km into the Dubbo Stampede Marathon with my 2 running dogs Summer & Walter.
I’ve run a few kilometres with these boys, Dr Andrew Stanley (centre) & Flight Lieutenant Jim Sheehan (right).
Millie’s first half marathon at 14 months of age (pushed in her Bugaboo Runner by my wife Courtney).