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I'm sure this year, maybe even this month, you've been in a position where you have questioned your purpose. It might have been who am I? Or what am I doing here?  Then maybe followed up with: 'I'd like to be over there'. Speaking to myself probably more than anyone, I have realised again and again that just because you know what your passion is, and even if it aligns with your purpose, it doesn't make it any easier to get to where you're fixed on going. I love the book 'The Dream Giver' by Bruce Wilkinson. It was read...

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I never really had a bucket list. I was thinking about how people end up doing some out there crazy things (like running ultra marathons) and wondered how they decided to do it. I probably have a list in my mind someplace...go skydiving: tick. Go to Disneyland: tick. Finish diploma. Tick. Go back to India...write another book, get paid to coach...run 100 miles. How did that creep in there?   Waking up one day and deciding to run 100 miles probably isn't something many people do. 5km is enough. For me, as much as I loved it, 100 miles just...

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When I first decided to run an ultramarathon, I checked out quite a lot of Brian McKenzies work called CrossFit Endurance. I wanted to continue with my CrossFit and only run once or twice a week. I believed it was achievable and reading his work convinced me.  Strength training is becoming more and more popular with running programmes; previously many coaches didn’t incorporate it into their plans. Because I love lifting weights so much, there was no chance I was going to put it to the side. In fact, I increased my weighted squats, lunges and mobility for my ankles...

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Six weeks before I ran the Taupo 100km in 2018, I hurt my knee in a training run. After finishing a marathon one Saturday, I went for a slow trot around the streets to bank in some k's while fatigued, but hit the path funny and found myself close to tears with the pain. I spent the next 6 weeks going to physio and avoiding running altogether. I had to trust in the training I had already done, trust that I had trained my brain to cope with the mental and physical fatigue and believe I was entirely capable. After...

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Whatever your activity, your sport, your goal...whether its physical or not, your mind can affect the outcome of what you want to achieve. What are you telling yourself today that can change the way you cross the finish line?

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