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
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