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.

I’m not sure if he’s shouting, or just about to go for a single bite.


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.

And the occasional giraffe eating ice-cream moment.

And the occasional giraffe eating ice-cream moment.

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.



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  1. LizForADay says:

    I really like your blog. I stumbled upon it. I am anxious to see how you do on your marathon. I am sure your will do well. I am training for a 1/2, but I have until January. I am looking forward to picking up some tips from you. Great blog. :)
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    • Kate says:

      Thanks Liz! It’s lovely to virtually meet you :-) . Now I’m excited about your half. I bet we can learn from each other. Where’s your half?

  2. Liz says:

    I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy reading your blog and it is very inspiring. Sooooo.. I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blogger Award”. You can check out the rules on my current post http://lizforaday.com/2012/09/18/fantabulous-day-146-and-the-award-goes-to-omg/

    Congratulations! :)

  3. Belinda says:

    Aloha – from a fellow Sydney Aussie runner blogger
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  4. Liz says:

    I love the new look of your site. Thumbs up! :)
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