13/1/19- Claremont, Tasmania
21.62km @ 1:54:39
SMASHED my expected time of just under 2 hours! Conditions were amazing and i ran more comfortably over the 21k than over ever felt! 2019 is looking good so far 😁
Shout out to my one woman support crew and official 📷 @maddyyardy
68:25 - 5th - Pumped to be back rolling and looking forward to the next 7 week block of hard work before #tokyomarathon2019
Training has been going well the last few weeks, finally started to find some form. Today was a good indicator that the work is paying dividends. I found the course really challenging, with rolling hills the whole way. Definitely doesn’t suit my love of flat-fast roads.
And, to top it off - Hobart is a really amazing spot! Who would’ve thought!
Cadbury Half Marathon done in 1:16:03. 17th overall and a 2 min 45 PB to start the year. I started well and felt great going through the first 10 in 35:38. Turning and coming back into a slight headwind slowed me a little, as did the hills close to the end.. a bit ridiculous when you think I just did a half marathon up a mountain in November 😂 Im bloody happy with my run though. It’s been tough training over December/January and today’s victory lap was a nice reward for some hard work. Thanks for everyone’s support out there. Sorry if I gave you doughnuts, I zoned out a few times today..! #chocolaterun36#casbury#race#pb#chocolate
Don’t let the smile fool you- the #cadburymarathon wasnt all about the sweet treats!
I’m really happy with how my race went (and my time of 3.50)- all of the early mornings and consistent training (no excuses) got me over the line.
3 days later and I’m still struggling to climb stairs, but I’m injury free so I can’t complain!!
Now to set our running goals for 2019- including getting Jessie to her first marathon! More to come on that later...
And thank you again to everyone who donated to the #jdrf
One of these days I'm going to finish a race and be happy with my time... For now I will just have to be content with wanting to be better 🙄😏
Looking at my stats though I'm pretty stoked! It was a tough run in the heat and the golf course wasn't very nice to run on
#chocolaterun36#betterthanyesterday 🏃♀️ .
Net time: 24.16
The two pieces of advice I have always remembered from my time as a @skinssportswear recruit in 2015 was don’t go out too fast with the start crowd and always smile for the official photographers on course. I’ll always be grateful to SKINS for the opportunity they gave me which has taught me so many life lessons and formed incredible friendships #running
The human body truly is a remarkable thing!
Last year Veronika and I participated in the kids mini marathon (1km) at Cadbury.
On Sunday I returned(solo without Veronika) to run my first half marathon.
3 months ago my training was on track and I had worked up to 15km
Then PF struck 😫 and I didn’t run for 2 months
I had a goal to come in under 3 hours....but secretly hoped for around 2:45
I knew I could run 15km....so if I could get that far, and then walk after if I needed too.
I got to 15km and thought I need to get to 16, and once at 16 I figured it was ‘only 1 more parkrun and I can run a parkrun’
With a km to go I had a couple of friends pass on their tandem bike and then they were stopped in the traffic, I caught up to them to give them a high 5....and that was what I needed to power up the last hill to the finish....plus Teresa and Peter rode up on the footpath cheering for me.
I ran all the way!
My first half marathon
Running really is such a mind challenge...I think the mental strength I have developed during my Mum-life, and particularly since I had Veronika helped me today.
I knew in my mind that I could cover the distance before I started
But most of all what gave me my determination to keep running is my girl. In 2015 when Veronika underwent a massive surgery and I was told realistically Veronika would never walk again(this was the second time we were told she would never walk). If my princess warrior could learn to walk again....I can ran a half marathon .....and I did ....and I smashed my ‘secret goal’
2,400 runners and walkers took to Hobart’s northern suburbs at yesterday’s Cadbury Marathon 🍫 Here’s a little preview of some of our favourite footage. Check the link in our bio for the full, same day video 🎥 #chocolaterun36#tasmania#domin8media
Cadbury Half Marathon. I love everything about this event. I didn't set any goals other than to run happy and comfortable (because of the forecasted heat and hills). LRC team encouraged me to chase the 👼 2:15pacer to which I had my doubts. Well, the morning was definitely sunny but breezy; the course was stunning and beautifully undulating! I managed to find the 👼 at 4km and continued to stay ahead of him (LRC's belief in me 👊). I ran SO happy AND comfortable! Even scored a PB!
Yup, still smiling 😁
I want you to do things that excite you.
Scary, butterflies in your stomach, imagine-if kinda things.
I want you to think the best of yourself, & for yourself.
I want you to dare...
Dare to dream big dreams.
Dare to say you’re going to go hard for them.
Dare to reach out & grab at what you want.
Dare to expect good things for yourself.
Dare to be proud.
Dare to be excited.
Dare to try your hardest.
Of all the things I hope for myself, for my loved ones & for you in 2019.
I hope you spend the year being daring.
I hope you surround yourself with people who get excited for you, & with you.
People who are sure you can achieve anything.
📸 Last year’s 5km finisher medal & this year’s 1/2 marathon medal.
Shout out to @1happy_fit_mum who is one of the most daring people I know.
Early morning this morning setting up and operating the audio for the 2019 Cadbury Marathon. Amazing turnout for the 36th anniversary of this event on a bluebird day.
Snapped a few pics during the day.
Super fun run at the Cadbury Half this morning. Always such a great vibe at Cadbury, with heaps of the Devonport crew putting in great runs!
- 30th overall
- 7th State Champs
- Missed a PB by 6 seconds 🤦♂️ 1:23:33
Last Cadbury run done.
Today's aim was to finish the distance and have fun.
I had fun, enjoyed the feel of a 'giant parkrun' and managed to score a half decent time.
After being told in late October there would be no running, then easing back into it in December I knew a Pb was well out of range.
A treadmill run on Friday evening (in three parts) got me 4.1k in around 35 mins so the idea was that I could manage close to 40.
I took it easy and didn't push at all, walking where and when I needed and not fussing about anything.
Imagine my surprise when I see I finished a smidge under 35 mins.
4037:54 AM Jan 13, 2019
Happy with my time at today’s Cadbury 10km, hopefully a sign that there is bigger and better things to come 📸 @tenille99#chocolaterun36
Well I certainly hadn’t trained for a half but I did it anyway. Major milestone after my surgery and I feel bloody sore but proud I persisted. Big thanks to Julian for getting me through & Bryan and Gemma support crew!! xx #chocolaterun36#sctr#rma#biggoals2019#nevergiveup