Robyn the Fit Nut


On Sunday, I’m dressing up as Santa – what better way to get my running mojo back?!

Oh – and go check out Caitlin Chock’s new shirt! I’m going to review her last one tomorrow, but go, go now, then come back. OK?

Get chicking

I got chicking

It’s also Thursday, which means Fit Nut time! (I really have to think up a graphic for that). I really would love some more responses to my fabulous questionnaire, which you can find on the website, or directly on the live form.


Robyn is a Fit Nut!

Right, good to see you back again. Robyn is our fit nut today. You can find her blog at I recently met Robyn via this blog, and she is absolutely lovely! She’s also a hard-core sports nut.


What is your sport of choice?

I mix them up. I was originally obsessed with running until a running injury made me go the cycling route – something I swore I would never do! Now I love cycling too. A couple of my running friends have said I “have gone over to the other side” but I think not!

How did you get started?

I have always loved walking briskly and hiking but only got into running about 7 years ago when a friend of mine suggested that we start running to “lose our baby weight”. At the time I didn’t realise I was showing any extra baby weight but thanked her for pointing it out to me and decided to give running a go:)

A memorable moment in your fitness journey?

I am so exercise obsessed that when I broke my toe (not from running!) and it was too painful to wear closed runners, I took a pair of old runners, cut the top off the front of them and continued to run, (hobble) along….. big toe bandaged up and all.

How often do you exercise each week?

I run (6-10km) 3 days a week and cycle (15-30km) 3 days a week. In between, I swim laps (about 500-1000m) in our pool at home a couple of days a week and I do Pilates once a week. I also do toning with weights about an hour a week…..

Seriously fit!

Favourite piece of equipment?

My Garmin Forerunner 110 – no question! It measured my distance, calories and when I upload my activities onto Strava and see how I am doing compared to other runners/ cyclists doing similar segments.

Favourite fuel?

Black chocolate and nuts (macadamia, almond, peanuts and cashews – I am a terrible snacker!)

I am obsessed with…

Exercise and making sure that I go to bed early enough to get up early to exercise…. – My daughter (age 10) says She’s got “Freaky Exercise Parents” – My husband just cycled 622 km in 25 hours so I can’t keep up with him!

Your current Fitness Goal?

I am turning 40 next year and would love to do my first Triathlon before my birthday – luckily in December so that gives me nearly another year to get there!

Advice to newbies in running

Try running with a friend, it makes it more fun and the time’ll fly by. Start with walk running and slowly extend your running periods. Try and stretch yourself a bit further each week. Make sure you have good running shoes, they make all the difference – get them fitted if you are buying for the first time.

An interesting fact about me 

I am super stretchy and do splits as a party trick!

Robyn stretching

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Thanks Robyn!


Your Turn!

Do you have any silly season races?
Do you have any questions for Robyn?



  1. Kat says:

    Great feature! Happy Thanksgiving Kate!
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  2. Hi Kate, thanks for including me this week:) I had fun answering all your questions!

  3. Hi Robyn – Holy Moly you are flexible. I can’t remember the last time I saw someone do the splits. I think it was at CIrque du Soleil. You rock :=)

    Happy Thanksgiving (not that I completely understand what it is all about?!?) We Aussies are deprived of what sounds like another great eating fest!!!

    Kate – you make a great Santa!
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  4. Wow, those splits are amazing!
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  5. hahaha I LOVE that – santa on the treadmill!

    thanks for sharing Robyn!! I’m gonna check her out!
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  6. daaaang, robyn u sure ARE bendy and that would make u my opposite in that regard!! :)

    okay, Kate, u crack me up and make me wonder if more of us shouldn’t start spontaneously working out in running hats. should we just start doing it and see if others catch in, sort of the flash-mob type reasoning?? ;) and once again, fiiiiine shirt u’re pushing! :)

  7. LIz says:

    Love the fit nut post. Robyn is very funny when it comes to the party trick splits. I wish there was some fun run going on at my site. Nothing going on here. :)
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