The Dream Team


You know my rainbow week? It started with a head cold and a bunch of business problems. Sweet.

On the sunny side, this week has less puking than last week. It also has a French manicure!



This has nothing to do with running, but was clearly important enough to be on the blog.

Between last week and this, running has felt like a black hole. 

Actually, that would mean there had to be running to get sucked away in the first place.

Point is. Running = not much.

BUT I have made a conscious effort to get off my butt and get moving, even on crappy days. And over the last few days, it hit me that I finally have the ‘dream team’ I’ve wanted forever. 

You know those elite sports people who have a coach, an on-call physio, a nutritionist, a masseuse, a sports physician, and probably someone to cut up their meat before they chew it?

I’m totally one of those people now. My ragtag team consists of a nutritionist, chiro and now a personal trainer. I’m feeling pretty special!

Let me introduce…my dream team


Mr Magic Man

The chiro I love for beating the crap out of my legs once a fortnight. Other hobbies include sticking needles in me, and insulting me for fun.

Without him, my legs would fall off. Or worse, I would be taking time off running injured.

These are all the bits that got injured last year.

These are all the bits that got injured last year.


Ms Meals

This woman is my new hero. Last time we talked about her, she’d given me bigger breakfasts, told me to eat carbs, and had a scale with a separate number screen.

Yesterday, she gave me MORE food. She is also a former triathlete, and is all over my stomach woes and fuelling options. You know you’re onto a good one when her eyes light up talking about gu chomps and hand-helds.

Nutritionist Approved

Nutritionist Approved

Random aside – after being told to go home and have three serves of carbs for lunch yesterday, I arrived home to find nothing but white bread and pumpkin. My list of suitable carbs tells me that one serve =  2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin.

Dude. Not even I like pumpkin enough for 6 cups. And I LOVE pumpkin.


Senor Swiss Ball

Senor Swiss Ball has been a mate of mine at the gym for awhile. So I was pretty excited when he decided to use me as a guinea pig for some of his advanced training techniques. On the cards for the next few weeks is a focus on postural alignment. Apparently if your body isn’t all curved over and shit, you have a lower injury risk. And breathe better. We all like breathing. 


Of course I had to bust out some of my 2XU goodies too, which definitely helped me get to the gym.

I hated the visor photo, so I tried again. But then I posted both, so I guess that kind of misses the point.




Also – Mum, I still don’t clean my room. Or anything else.

Ain’t no-one got time for that.


Today’s Moment

Tutoring opened on Wednesday night for the first time today. We’re growing!


Your Turn!

Who would you have in your ‘dream team’?
What help do you wish you had but don’t?
What was your ‘moment’ today?



  1. Kat says:

    Recovery is the hardest part of a workout program eh?
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  2. Hollie says:

    So much pumpkin seriously. How do you like those recovery tights? I’ve always wondered about them and if they really work wonders as every states. Those needles just sound painful…I literally just cringed reading that.
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    • Kate says:

      I’m not so fussed about the whole recovery thing. If I need to recover, then I’m already in a hot shower eating chocolate bars – i.e. clearly not doing the one or two things that might actually improve m body’s capacity to not hurt like hell.

      The tights, on the other hand, are pretty sweet. The waist bugs me a bit (I do NOT need a reminder of last night’s chocolate very time I put them on) but they stay put, keep me warm, and make my legs look awesome, according to me.

      Are you into compression gear at all?

  3. Amy Lauren says:

    That’s a big dream team… but at least you’re taking care of yourself. Hopefully running will improve soon enough. That’s a whole lot of pumpkin too, I’m not really into pumpkin in the spring and summer but I do love it in the Fall :) . I guess that’s why you’re loving it down in the Southern hemisphere, hehe. Good to see you on my reader again :) .

    • Kate says:

      I swear it sounds bigger than it is. And, to be perfectly honest, ‘m a guinea pig for Senor Swiss Ball – it’s not really a commercial arrangement.

  4. A nutritionist??? WoW!
    I need one of those.
    Or just one of you to come beat me when I eat 3x a normal serving or put shit in my mouth!
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  5. Mum says:

    Kate Elizabeth! You need to find time to clean your room!

  6. Jenelle says:

    oh Oh. You in BIG trouble. I only bust out Little A’s middle name when he’s in a WORLD OF TROUBLE ;)

    I love the coloured 2XU – so cool!

    Your dream team sounds great. I bet it gives you a lot of confidence knowing all these people got your back.

    The only thing missing from my dream team is a coach and a COOK. Oh I would love a cook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    • Kate says:

      Haha! A cook would be awesome. Mr The Rake goes all right, but imagine just waking up and saying ‘I’m kind of in the mood for chicken today. But it has to be salty’ and then having someone just DO that.

  7. jenna says:

    if I had a dream team, all I would need was a personal chef who know exactly what I needed to eat when I needed to eat it and would buy all the food and cook it up for me!! I hate trying to figure all that out. how much is enough? how much is too much? ehhh… what a pain. so glad you’ve got yourself a great team though!! you sure deserve it! will be PM ing you later! love you !!!

  8. Amalia says:


    I just got mine established too. Although they are currently pricey (esp. physio) I know one day they will be there in the background IF I need them :)
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