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COMMITMENTS. Another day another dollar. I spend 15 hours a week commuting, probably average 45 hours a week at work, I coach basketball,  take training sessions, and get my kids to little aths all Saturday morning. We have 4 great kids and a very busy life, On top of this my wife works full time. Oh, and I choose ultra running as a past time to be passionate about. So - What do I want? Everything, but I’m also content living in the moment. I want to be a better father, husband, coach, worker and runner. I want to be a better role model. Its easy to get overwhelmed, very easy, but I work hard to be present in each and every moment. Now... better get back to it 😜 #runner #father #dad #husband #worker #employee #work #balance #overwhelmed #present #bepresent #focus #bebetter #selfimprovement #determination #noteasy #dealwithit #alwaysthinking #liveinthemoment #behappy #life #reallife #nofairytale #luckyman #justrun #worklifebalance #passthecoffee
COMMITMENTS. Another day another dollar. I spend 15 hours a week commuting, probably average 45 hours a week at work, I coach basketball, take training sessions, and get my kids to little aths all Saturday morning. We have 4 great kids and a very busy life, On top of this my wife works full time. Oh, and I choose ultra running as a past time to be passionate about. So - What do I want? Everything, but I’m also content living in the moment. I want to be a better father, husband, coach, worker and runner. I want to be a better role model. Its easy to get overwhelmed, very easy, but I work hard to be present in each and every moment. Now... better get back to it 😜 #runner  #father  #dad  #husband  #worker  #employee  #work  #balance  #overwhelmed  #present  #bepresent  #focus  #bebetter  #selfimprovement  #determination  #noteasy  #dealwithit  #alwaysthinking  #liveinthemoment  #behappy  #life  #reallife  #nofairytale  #luckyman  #justrun  #worklifebalance  #passthecoffee 
Garmin loves a long tempo marathon!  Rewarded me with another notch in the Vo2 max belt, boom! #happylittlevegemite #v02max #vo2max #fenix3 #garmin #ultrarunner #temporunner #fitterat40 #keepsgoingup #betterwithage #nevertooold #trailrunner #runner #melbournemarathon #marathon #marathonrunner #train #workhard #hardlyworking #boom #happyrunner
I can’t help but be super impressed that my 11 year old son can box jump 30 inches 😱. He loved it and woke up with a sore stomach, wrapped that it ‘really worked his core’ (who even are you kid and wha did you do with my son!!!). Jumped on eBay and bought one the next day, looks like this is our new toy... but I’ll start on the smaller side this thing is scary for dads... #amazingkid #boxjumps #canjump #madskills #wow #slowmo #thisshouldhelpusrun #core #phwoah
I can’t help but be super impressed that my 11 year old son can box jump 30 inches 😱. He loved it and woke up with a sore stomach, wrapped that it ‘really worked his core’ (who even are you kid and wha did you do with my son!!!). Jumped on eBay and bought one the next day, looks like this is our new toy... but I’ll start on the smaller side this thing is scary for dads... #amazingkid  #boxjumps  #canjump  #madskills  #wow  #slowmo  #thisshouldhelpusrun  #core  #phwoah 
How good is this shot!  I can say that coz I’m not in it 😂. Walking down with the pacers to the start line was a really special moment for me today 😊 #melbournemarathon @melbourneinstarunners @melbmara #pacer #pacerlife #flagboy #pacerflag #proud #comealongway #roadsarehard #marathon #runners #melbourne #sunrise #lovethiscity
I’m pretty bloody happy with this 😀. Never in my dreams did I think I’d be capable of something like this, running a long tempo run so fast for so long... but I was not only stupid enough to do it, I also put it on the line and promised a bunch of people I’d take them to the finish as a pacer.  I never gave myself an option or an out, I made a commitment and I was going to see it through. And I did. More to come... #melbournemarathon @melbourneinstarunners @melbmara #pacer #medalmonday #earnednotgiven #proud #comealongway #roadsarehard #pb #marathon #runner #ultrarunner #traileunner #peopleareawesome #sometimes #tempothatshit #fitterat40
I’m pretty bloody happy with this 😀. Never in my dreams did I think I’d be capable of something like this, running a long tempo run so fast for so long... but I was not only stupid enough to do it, I also put it on the line and promised a bunch of people I’d take them to the finish as a pacer. I never gave myself an option or an out, I made a commitment and I was going to see it through. And I did. More to come... #melbournemarathon  @melbourneinstarunners @melbmara #pacer  #medalmonday  #earnednotgiven  #proud  #comealongway  #roadsarehard  #pb  #marathon  #runner  #ultrarunner  #traileunner  #peopleareawesome  #sometimes  #tempothatshit  #fitterat40 
So maybe it’s meant to be, my first Melbourne Marathon, and we both turned 40 this year. I find it a little ironic that many people start their journey here, yet I’ve bypassed this and went straight to the big long stuff in the past few years and now I’m coming back to see what all the fuss is about. I don’t care what anyone says, I’m packing trail flair with me on Sunday, and it’s going to be fun as.  If I’m not me I’m no one. Fears doubts insecurities?  Of course. But a little determination offsets all of that. Time to step into the arena again, where the magic happens, where the memories are made. Time to keep working on the most difficult thing in the world to master for some people, that little thing called “self belief”. #fitterat40 #melbournemarathon #marathon #pacing #bibs #ultrarunner #melbourne #medibank #40 #trailrunner #runner #stepup #enterthearena #believe #siege #LTRunners #nevertheless #stillshittingmyself
So maybe it’s meant to be, my first Melbourne Marathon, and we both turned 40 this year. I find it a little ironic that many people start their journey here, yet I’ve bypassed this and went straight to the big long stuff in the past few years and now I’m coming back to see what all the fuss is about. I don’t care what anyone says, I’m packing trail flair with me on Sunday, and it’s going to be fun as. If I’m not me I’m no one. Fears doubts insecurities? Of course. But a little determination offsets all of that. Time to step into the arena again, where the magic happens, where the memories are made. Time to keep working on the most difficult thing in the world to master for some people, that little thing called “self belief”. #fitterat40  #melbournemarathon  #marathon  #pacing  #bibs  #ultrarunner  #melbourne  #medibank  #40  #trailrunner  #runner  #stepup  #enterthearena  #believe  #siege  #LTRunners  #nevertheless  #stillshittingmyself 
Couple of bad ass runners at rego pickup for Melbourne Mara 👊🏼 #marathon #melbournemarathon #rego #runner #runnerslife #freestuff
Are you cool enough? 😎 I wasn’t. #vur #grampians #pinnacle #cool #coolchamber
Grampians adventures #J6 ❤️
Grampians adventures #J6  ❤️
A solid tempo was hard work after yesterdays double speed sessions. I’m kind of really annoyed it’s taper time for MM I really feel like hammering myself in training dammit!!! #melbourne #albertpark #lunchrun #marathon #marathontraining #training #tempo #temporun #recce #tiredlegs #gettingitdone #workinghard #ltrunners #pushinghard #chooseupstream
Good session where I maybe could have pushed harder, managing some good splits for a sharp track session. Accidentally did a bonus 250m, seems I lost count lol. #track #intervals #250m #sprints #hurtlocker #training #run #marathontraining #melbournemarathon
Tough work backing up last night, the idea was to run the MM course at race pace on tired legs. And copped the wind on the return leg to Port Melbourne as expected, it’s kinda tough!!!
Tough work backing up last night, the idea was to run the MM course at race pace on tired legs. And copped the wind on the return leg to Port Melbourne as expected, it’s kinda tough!!!
My life just went up a notch. The UTA experience in May 2017 changed me and opened my eyes to the world. To look upon some of the most incredible scenic and intimidating mountain terrain I’d ever seen - then realising holy shit I have to run 100km over those mountains - was a feeling I will never forget. I remember standing at Sublime Lookout and holding my wife whispering “what the fuck have I done?” Despite any doubts and fears, and I was petrified, I knew I would take that start line and try my best. Then to head out and run it and conquer it... it was the day I realised I was finally no longer an imposter or a pretender, I was an Ultra Trail Runner. I firmly believe that there is absolutely no reason you can’t aim higher than your perceived personal limits. Think to yourself “why not me?”. Then work hard. And make it happen. See you at UTA in May 2018! #roadtoUTA #UTA2018 #ultratrail #ultratrailaustralia #trailrunning #trailrunner #ultrarunning #ultrarunner #inspiration #determination #dreams #believe #selfbelief #mindset #goals #melbourneinstarunners #training #fitterat40 #thisisliving #youarecapable #happy #traillove
My life just went up a notch. The UTA experience in May 2017 changed me and opened my eyes to the world. To look upon some of the most incredible scenic and intimidating mountain terrain I’d ever seen - then realising holy shit I have to run 100km over those mountains - was a feeling I will never forget. I remember standing at Sublime Lookout and holding my wife whispering “what the fuck have I done?” Despite any doubts and fears, and I was petrified, I knew I would take that start line and try my best. Then to head out and run it and conquer it... it was the day I realised I was finally no longer an imposter or a pretender, I was an Ultra Trail Runner. I firmly believe that there is absolutely no reason you can’t aim higher than your perceived personal limits. Think to yourself “why not me?”. Then work hard. And make it happen. See you at UTA in May 2018! #roadtoUTA  #UTA2018  #ultratrail  #ultratrailaustralia  #trailrunning  #trailrunner  #ultrarunning  #ultrarunner  #inspiration  #determination  #dreams  #believe  #selfbelief  #mindset  #goals  #melbourneinstarunners  #training  #fitterat40  #thisisliving  #youarecapable  #happy  #traillove 
Sometimes I wonder what kind of runner I would be if I actually managed proper training routines. And stuck to a schedule. And didn’t eat crap. Maybe it’s not too late. Maybe I should try harder. Maybe I should start NOW. 
Felt like a solid tempo run tonight. But is it enough??? I’ll find out in 3 weeks 😬 #melbournemarathon #runner #ultrarunner #tempo #training #marathontraining #roadtoMM #roadtoUTA2018 #starttoday
I’m sorry if this offends anyone out there, I really am. As I entered my 40’s, this just happened, I changed. I struggle, I strive, I have doubts and fears and insecurities like many. However, I believe I am a well adjusted person, and I am happy. I make no apologies for being who I am. Nirvana sang a line in Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge “I miss the comfort in being sad”. I don’t like being sad, and I avoid all things and people that adversely impact my happiness. You should too, finding comfort in sadness is not good. I feel like this is an area that maybe I should write more on, I’m not sure if people want to hear it. If I can help anyone out there on the path to living a well adjusted life, I am there for you. I am not rich, I am not famous, I don’t own flash cars or a big enough house. But I am happy. To quote Jerry McGuire “I don’t have all he answers. In life, I have failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you, my kind of success.” ❤️ #philosophy #happiness #welladjusted #stength #sadness #comfort #nirvana #quotes #selfhelp #happy #ultrarunner #runner #trailrunner #running #choosehappy #love #lovemore #loveoften #life #bebetter #striveforgreatness #determination #inspiration #beingadad
I’m sorry if this offends anyone out there, I really am. As I entered my 40’s, this just happened, I changed. I struggle, I strive, I have doubts and fears and insecurities like many. However, I believe I am a well adjusted person, and I am happy. I make no apologies for being who I am. Nirvana sang a line in Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge “I miss the comfort in being sad”. I don’t like being sad, and I avoid all things and people that adversely impact my happiness. You should too, finding comfort in sadness is not good. I feel like this is an area that maybe I should write more on, I’m not sure if people want to hear it. If I can help anyone out there on the path to living a well adjusted life, I am there for you. I am not rich, I am not famous, I don’t own flash cars or a big enough house. But I am happy. To quote Jerry McGuire “I don’t have all he answers. In life, I have failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you, my kind of success.” ❤️ #philosophy  #happiness  #welladjusted  #stength  #sadness  #comfort  #nirvana  #quotes  #selfhelp  #happy  #ultrarunner  #runner  #trailrunner  #running  #choosehappy  #love  #lovemore  #loveoften  #life  #bebetter  #striveforgreatness  #determination  #inspiration  #beingadad 
Still sick but battling on and hoping that I didn’t make myself sicker this weekend, I’m feeling great apart from you know... not feeling great 😂. Finally got running with 7km Friday, then 12km before Parkrun Saturday, then 5km Parkrun in a smack even 20minutes, then a cool 21.1km with LTR today with some great PBs taking on some hills. This week is load week for me with any luck, I’m planning on a 2 week taper for MM 👊🏼👍🏼 #backonthehorse #pushahead #runner #ultrarunner #roadtoMM #MELBOURNEMARATHON #lysterfieldtrailrunners #lysterfield #ltrunners #tryingtobeback #marathontraining #marathon #fuckoffcough
Still sick but battling on and hoping that I didn’t make myself sicker this weekend, I’m feeling great apart from you know... not feeling great 😂. Finally got running with 7km Friday, then 12km before Parkrun Saturday, then 5km Parkrun in a smack even 20minutes, then a cool 21.1km with LTR today with some great PBs taking on some hills. This week is load week for me with any luck, I’m planning on a 2 week taper for MM 👊🏼👍🏼 #backonthehorse  #pushahead  #runner  #ultrarunner  #roadtoMM  #MELBOURNEMARATHON  #lysterfieldtrailrunners  #lysterfield  #ltrunners  #tryingtobeback  #marathontraining  #marathon  #fuckoffcough