I had intended my next blog to be about skiing, and racing and how all of that was only a week or two away. However after getting back from our extended off week two things had happened. Continue reading “Yosemite”
It seems like winter is finally here, after teasing and tempting us for weeks and weeks, showing glimpse of white in the mountains and hills we finally received our first snow fall of the year. It was such a nice feeling to wake up to everything being clean and white, covered in that perfect all consuming blanket.
Fall. Autumn. A time of year that many people seem to cherish. When the air turns crisp and cold. When … Continue reading (Fall)se Hope
Often I have these really funny little conversations when I’m catching up with friends. Generally it goes along the simple lines of… Them: “How’s it going? what have you been up to?” Me: “I’m really good just training lots, what about you?” When you read that it sounds rather dreary and dull. Continue reading “A Training Day”
There is change in the air. Each morning is crisp and cold with a bite to the air, the sun’s rays now are warming but not hot. Jackets are starting to appear and the leaves are slowly starting to turn. Continue reading “Change is in the Air”
I realise it’s been far too long since my last post, I have been caught up in the enthusiasm and infectious nature that 24 hours of near constant sunlight brings and all the activities and possibilities that come along with it! Suddenly there are very few limits on what you can achieve in a day because a day lasts almost as long as you’d like it to. After dinner if you want to go for a 3-hour hike, you can! There is no darkness to contend with. Since my last blog so much has happened and it might take a bit to recap it all! So keep that in mind because this is a rather picture filled blog!
Spring started really well and the training was really successful, I got in a lot of good quality sessions and was really feeling strong. I rejoined training with APU and fell in step with their training regime. Early on the bulk of the training is distance work and more specifically, running in the mountains.