I have spent the last couple of Covid years studiously ignoring this blog. My life is much changed, I have lost my training mojo on so many dimensions. Just an overall change of pace. Many things have changed, in my sporting, volunteering and business landscape over the last two ...
February 8, 2022Frieda Maher
Well, 2020 wasn’t quite the year that I had planned! But at least there was one goal achieved... Even that goal did not go the way I’d planned and with more than one failure along the way. I was eventually awarded my 3rd dan black belt in taekwondo back in July. ...
January 11, 2021Frieda Maher
Wow, this blog entry was nearly Groundhog Day - looking at where I hoped to be at and where I am at. I still did not achieve anything profound during this time at home, unless you include picking up the hobbit habit of second breakfast :-) and it still seems ...
June 13, 2020Frieda Maher
Boy, that was depressing. When I went into the notes app that I use to draft these posts I saw the list of all the things that were going to happen now that I wasn’t running around like a mad thing. Not that we are out yet, but ...
May 7, 2020Frieda Maher
I wanted to open this post with a thank you for all the ideas that friends gave me for how to fill up some spare time. I have taken those on board and am a bit excited about how this year looks to be shaping up: Starting a book club ...
March 12, 2020Frieda Maher
After a year where not much went to plan, everything is reset for 2020. Lowlights of 2019 include my slowest half marathon ever and getting pulled out of the water in a triathlon! But this year, despite the crazy weather and even crazier times generally, it feels like I’m on track. ...
January 7, 2020Frieda Maher
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