How Climbing Helps Me Run Obstacle Races Stronger And Confident

I ran my first obstacle race or OCR this year and my first ocr in over a year last month. If there’s 2 things I took away from it was 1, climbing gives you an edge in ocrs and 2, if you want something done, do it yourself as you’re the only one 99% of the time who’ll rescue you.

I didn’t train for this ocr, The Maori Race. Previously I’d upped my gym training which is a bit of everything: functional, all directions, HITT, bodyweight, kettlebells, dumbbells, suspension training, ‘animal’ movement and nearer the time working on my burpees. Everything but machines! I signed up last minute and I haven’t been up on my burpees either. Usually it’s 30 ‘Crossfit’ chest touches the floor burpees for every obstacle you can’t do. Most months they’re in my workouts, but only 3 x 10. Ever since I started indoor bouldering and climbing ocrs have kinda fallen by the wayside. Getting to the locations is another reason. I could hire a car, but the sign up fees seem to increase every year making it expensive. Knowing how tired I’ll be afterwards or injured like 2 years ago  completing the course on a twisted ankle, I prefer not to drive myself there. 

Basically all I did for training was my usual own workouts, Tone It Up Studio Tone Up workouts and climbing. I couldn’t believe the difference climbing made! The last ocr I did was the same course and I had noticed a difference last year from climbing. This year I was amazed Continue reading “How Climbing Helps Me Run Obstacle Races Stronger And Confident”

Hello November

Happy November! 

I’m not gonna lie. The past few weeks have been a little busy and throw in lack of inspiration, I have no idea where to start explaining my recent absence.

I actually went out with a friend. On a Friday night. What?! We went to see Vance Joy on his Nation of Two world tour. If he did play live which I think he did he was amazing. He Continue reading “Hello November”

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! Mine’s been quiet which is want I wanted. Sometimes after a week of rushing around I just want to hang out with the cats, train at home, run outside and get out in the afternoons to my sanctuary the zoo. AKA a normal weekend!

Anyways, after another little haitus, Weekend Friday Favourites is back! Things that have made me smile or caught my eye recently.  Continue reading “Weekend Friday Favourites”

Buff Epic Run 2017 and Catch Up

Tomorrow’s officially the first day of Winter! Or Summer if you’re a lucky duck to be in the Southern Hemisphere. The days start to get longer even if it’s by a few seconds each day. 3 months and counting until Spring!

This past weekend was a little action packed, Buff Epic Run, lots of bike rides, last minute Christmas present wrapping and numerous Post Office trips as you always forget a few people and parcels to collect. I’ll leave ya with a little photo catch up!

Friday

Vets in the morning and last minute wrapping pushed my run late Continue reading “Buff Epic Run 2017 and Catch Up”