Running

A short trail run

It’s been a long time since I went trail running. It’s been so long that I almost forgot how to do it. A combination of factors have kept me away from my running shoes but the biggest has been a recurring Achilles injury. But I’ve decided to put all that behind me and get back […]

Easy run/walk

Never just a tree, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I’ve put on a little weight around my middle since I stopped running last year. The cycling just doesn’t seem to help shift it. So I am hoping to do a little bit of easy running 2-3 times a week because I know from experience […]

The 15 Tasks of Brisbane Trail Runners

The 15 Tasks of Brisbane Trail Runners

Cowabunga dude, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I was a late entry to the 15 Tasks of BTR fun day because the national park I wanted to go hiking in this long weekend was closed due to high fire danger. I had such a good time that it’s almost good that I couldn’t go […]

Was it a run or a walk?

Tight muscles, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I can’t quite decide whether to call this morning’s effort a very fast walk or a very slow run. You know those days when you want to get up and out there but your body just won’t play? Well, I had one of those this morning. I […]

A swamp monster?

A swamp monster?, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. I don’t know about you, but I just love swamps. They are so eerie and gross. Fortunately, here in Brisbane we don’t have crocodiles or alligators in our swamps; my feelings about these wet muddy locations might change if we did. This morning my sister and […]

A run for Angela

Swampy creek, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. This morning’s run is for Angela who writes Mind Margins. Angela is a runner and her other blog, Run Nature has long been a source of inspiration to me. Angela is currently having chemotherapy to get rid of the Big C, so she can’t run. That’s why […]

More route setting

Vegemite trail, Bayview Conservation Park, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. It was beautiful outdoors this morning. A light fog hung low around the trees and birdsong rung out through the bush. It was no hardship to pull on my running shoes and hit the trails. I wanted to do some more work on the […]