So, I was lucky to hear about Ray from Qwik Kiwi Coaching – well from Ray’s generous sponsorship of our annual school event, the Kaikoura Whale Run.
The biggest thing that would have stopped me from joining Qwik Kiwi, would have been my weight, and my general lack of fitness to date. Everything’s just so hard. My body doesn’t want to do it, and I knew all too well from the past. Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey – A ‘Qwik’ how, what and why summary of 2018…”
After a couple of days off post Whale Run (one self prescribed, which my ‘awesome coach‘ let me away with) and Monday being a stretching day anyway, lead me into a nice wee mixed week. Something new, a couple of bike rides thrown in, and running on legs that felt somewhat rested.It was great!! Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 17: So, what’s next?”
What a week. It was all go at school leading up to the Whale Run. The spring weather looked like it might just start to return for Saturday’s event – we had our eyes, fingers, arms & legs crossed! But I must say the snow on the hills is always a lovely sight!
Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 16: Whale Run 2018 – Done & Dusted”
Spring it is, but nope it’s not Gin & Tonic as the heading may suggest. It’s Goals & Training. At the time of writing this I checked, and there’s only 7 days till the Whale Run. Yaahooo. What freaks me out the most is how quickly this year is flying by! Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 15: It’s Spring!! Time for G & T…”
#1 – FORTUNATE: Earlier in the week Ray kindly gave up his time to travel down and hold a seminar on ‘Training for a Triathlon’. Thank you so much Ray! I know you’re super busy, but it was very informative and the feedback has been really positive! The 7 Keys to Success were again helpful and I know I had some ahh-haaa moments, some of which need to be worked on!!!
Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 14’s focus has been the Four F’s…”
The best part now is that I’m not daunted by the thought of going for a 40min run like I used to be, but in my head I’m much better than I actually am. Or maybe I think it is going to be easier than it is. That’s me really badly trying to explain that prior to any run I’m eager, then I go out and I’m like ugh, this is harder than I imagined it was going to be. Then as soon as I’m finished I’m like yeeyah, bring on the next run.
Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 13: Don’t be in a rush to get to the destination. Just enjoy the journey.”
I’m going to put myself out on a limb and say… most, if not all people who run, will probably experience knee pain (of some description)… It’s kinda unavoidable, given the knee joint is the largest in the body, doing a heck of a lot of work! I’ve been reading more about the ‘knee’, and was quite shocked at some of the facts. The scariest one for me personally, was that the load distributed over the kneecaps can be up to five times your body weight, especially while climbing up and down stairs… Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 12: Heads, shoulders, KNEES and toes…”
Argh… Ok, so who’s sped up time? It seems I just finish a blog and vow to have the next in on time and then it’s already Friday! Now it’s Saturday and I’m already late, but as my favourite saying goes, ‘if it wasn’t for the last minute, I’d get nothing done’!! So here’s how this week has played out.
Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 11: Challenge Accepted!”
You have to trust in the process and have the confidence that you can and will achieve your goals! This was too big of a heading, but this is what I have come to learn over that last couple of months. The great thing I’ve found with having a running coach is being able to put your trust in their hands, and know that their knowledge will help get you to where you need to be, and you don’t have to even think about it. You just have to stick to the plan! Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 10: Trust And To Believe In One’s Self…”
Wooohooo!!! The new week brought with it some new hope! I feel like my body has accepted this ‘thing’ I’ve forced upon it, and I’ve moved into a new phase. After ‘Week 8’, where everything felt all too hard, this week has given me a much needed moral boost! Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey Week 9: Be Stronger than your Excuses!”