I’m Kate, a 24-year-old Australian girl who takes things to extremes. I didn’t just start running for fun, I had to attempt a marathon (I won that round, Mr Marathon). I started uni, and ended up with an arts/law degree, which I will probably never use. I love tutoring school students so much that I have decided to turn it into a career.
But I also enjoy the ride – I run through life, both in my running shoes, and in a whirlwind of busy. I spend time with my friends, balance my health-freak-runner-nut personality with a LOT of chocolate, and will try almost anything once.
I have an incredible boyfriend, who does not share my obsession with running, fitness, or fitting in a thousand projects. He is known here as Mr The Rake, and balances out my crazy. Mostly with his own crazy.
So Why Blog About It?
The more I run, the more I learn about myself and the world around me. I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience – whether it be running or something else entirely. The gradual improvement, the let-downs, the pain, the elation.
The reason I started a blog was not just to write about my own single-minded determination to run 42km. I want to set goals, and watch you meet yours. I want to share my joy in the small things, joy in the unexpected. I want a place to write about my training as well as the beautiful, unexpected things that happen along the way.
I started running in November 2011, and too many things slipped by. Now I want to catch those sensations.
What is this? A blog about running – both to the finish line and through the rest of the day. Every day.
(This delves into some e.d. stuff – enter at your own risk – or just head over to some other happier parts of the site.)