At the beginning of each year, I like to reflect on what I’ve achieved over the previous 12 months. But even more so, I like getting pumped for the new year. I’m always excited about new adventures and every new year is an open door that steps right into that realm of new opportunities.Read More›
I found this image during one of my internet tours. It’s been 12 weeks since I started my challenge to run 5km in under 25 minutes. I posted 6 weeks ago when I basically reached that goal, although, I had a couple of low intensity sections in between. At that point, I also set a new goal to reach 5Km in 20 minutes.Read More›
Recently, I came across this condensed version of the bible. I have no idea where it originated but the person that came up with it did pretty well. Past, Present and Future, I think we’re always going to need the grace of Jesus to get anywhere!Read More›
A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at Microsoft.
The HR manager interviewed him and gave him a test: clean the floor. The man passed with flying colors.
“You’re hired,” HR manager informed the man, “write down your e-mail address and I’ll send you the employment application form and the date you should report for work.Read More›
On Sept 2nd, I started on a challenge to run 5km in under 25 minutes, a goal of running a 5 minute/km average.
I ‘m not a huge fan of exercise, least of all running so I started skating. That first week, I skated over 50km. As great as that sounds, it wasn’t the idea of getting fit that prompted the long skates. It was the fact that I couldn’t afford the tram to get into the city!
It wasn’t until 3 weeks later that I actually managed to convince myself to go for a run.
I started doing the couch to 5km fitness program using an app on my phone. The first week started with a ‘easy’ 1 minute run followed by a 1.5 minute walk. I almost passed out after 3.2km and managed a 7 minute average. A friend pointed out that she could walk with a pram faster than my best effort. How embarrassing.
It’s been 5 weeks since that first run and it’s not all doom and gloom. It’s taken a little bit of commitment but I’ve kept on running every few days.
Today, I managed to run 6 km in 30 minutes. Between start and finish, there was about 6 minutes of walking. Much better than when I first started. It works out to about 5km in 25 minutes. That’s basically reached my goal (I just need to remove the walking breaks).
I’ve set a new target to run 5km in under 20 minutes. I’m looking forward to meeting this new goal! I’ll be sure to share updates!
Are you a runner or have recently started running? I would love to hear of your experiences and running times as encouragement, motivation or a challenge.
There’s a whole lot of talk about GMO’s and organic farming popping up again on my Facebook news feed and each time it happens, I come to a cross roads. I can certainly see the benefits of moving away from our wide spread monoculture farming systems. Spending 3 years working on large broad-acre dry-land and irrigation farms has given me a chance to reflect on some of the issues that people have been throwing their hands up about.Read More›
A few days ago, a mate of mine asked me “So I’m curious, how’d you get so good at photography? Like, who taught you? Or is there any tips you can share?” I started to think about it and realised it could turn into an essay… So here it is!Read More›