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What would be the purpose of your running if there was no events? That was a question posed to our running group a couple of months back, when everything looked like it had turned to normal here in NZ. Naively, I thought, there's no chance of a second wave of the virus, so running events will still be in my future. The problem was, I found it too difficult to answer the question.  I'm a goal setter. I also take some time to work with change when I'm not the instigator of it. Otherwise known as stubborn.  Goals are my...

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sports, sportswman, sportswomen -

After announcing a partnership with @sportwomannz this week, I thought I would take some time to reflect on what it meant to me to be a woman in sport. If you had asked me a few years ago, I probably would've laughed this off as a joke, like one of those people that says they're not a runner, but goes for a 3-5km jog each day...if you run, you're a runner.  Unfortunately the mindset has been that we shouldn't build ourselves up in NZ (which is why the new initiative like E Tu Tangata is so powerful - fighting against tall...

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Some days I think I don't have much of a right to share my experiences on running. It actually takes a lot for me to get into a space where I can convince myself that because I run, I'm a runner.  Over time, the experiences I have had through CrossFit and running a couple of ultra marathons have given me an understanding of what some people go through during training and even in the event itself. But I still feel incredibly unqualified. As if somehow I haven't quite done enough - what exactly would be enough and how will I...

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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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