For the first time, I was unable to properly complete a race. While I knew I had not had the world’s best preparation, I didn’t think the Sprint Tri at Kurnell would go like this... So I don’t love swimming. I’m very bad at it. I need to work hard to ...
December 6, 2019Frieda Maher
I find myself at a bit of an inflection point. Wrapping up some of my volunteering on one front, which will free up some time. And now to consider what to do with that time… I don’t really do just sitting around all that well. Or in fact I do ...
October 29, 2019Frieda Maher
2019 was a year with lots of learning in my winter sporting season - brain intensity more than physical intensity - and now I’m in a between season lull. You would think that having a half marathon last weekend would have had me training hard, but it was the most ...
September 25, 2019Frieda Maher
Another winter sporting season is drawing to a close, and there is a lot to reflect on. My own football (and by football I mean soccer you philistines!) team made the semi-finals but got knocked out there, which was pretty good for a newly formed team. The girls team I ...
August 22, 2019Frieda Maher
Recently I have wondered if I need to slow down at some point. Perhaps I am getting too old for multiple sports while managing a demanding work life plus a home and family including three teenagers - I’m counting my 11 year old as a teen, since she often acts ...
July 10, 2019Frieda Maher
Recent events have really made me think about why I do what I do. One thing I have been questioning is my participation in sports. Of course, a big reason is that it is a fantastic way to stay fit. For most of us, having a team relying on us to ...
June 4, 2019Frieda Maher
Well... this year I added soccer refereeing to my bag of tricks. I did it in support of my kids, to make sure that they would have an adult on the field supporting them when they were assisting for senior men’s games. If I’m that adult there will certainly be ...
April 19, 2019Frieda Maher
A brief and frustrated blog post. I have had a fairly relaxed off-season from the football field - some slow triathlons, a bit of summer soccer, limited running volume at a pretty gentle pace. Why then did I get a nasty little calf injury in my last summer soccer game, ...
March 11, 2019Frieda Maher
Well, I have been away from this training blog for 2 years, it is now the start of 2019. I continued to set goals, train and enjoy sport and training although. I did not have the same intensity, and I'm not sure I'm going to get that back. I hope ...
February 8, 2019Frieda Maher