Keeping Active
Just a little reminder
Just a little reminder

It’s so easy to fall off the wagon and to become a sloth. This photo is a little reminder that: 1) I have a new helmet and need to use it more than just the once.  2) My bike is pretty sad and lonely. 3) I always have a swell time with my mates when more »

First thing
First thing

I got on the mat first this morning for a fresh start to the year. But everyone wanted to join me! Both kids got on and followed the video and the I even had the doggies on the mat at one point. Needless to say, it was not as productive as it should have been. 

Getting more out of life #newhashtag
Getting more out of life #newhashtag

Just a little over a year and a half ago, I went on that amazing pilgrimage to Vancouver and found a new riding ME. I swore that I’d have a new perspective. I promised that I would take more time to appreciate life and give thanks. I said I would do everything humanly possible to more »

She bikes. She bikes. 
She bikes. She bikes. 

12.12.15. The day our first little one – my little bug – took off on first wheels like a little champ. She’s wanted to ride for awhile now but never stuck at it long enough to really go.  This Saturday afternoon was a gloomy and wet one, and I fell asleep myself whilst trying to more »

Getting over the inertia 
Getting over the inertia 

It’s been something like five years since I felt like someone who’s been active. People always assume I’m very fit and it makes me laugh since I’ve hardly been doing anything since the kids came along. Yes, I bike but it’s more for the thrill than for fitness and I don’t get out there long more »

Back
Back

Alright blog, so here I am. How long has it been, you ask? So long I can’t even recall when I surfed by my own site. That ain’t good. Uh uh.

A very full tank
A very full tank

Over 9 hours later… A few weekends ago, I took part in my first adventure race in years. Stupidly, I did zero training and I just went into it with a positive outlook and two really great teammates. And you know what? I died. Yes, we finished the race – well, all 53km that we more »

It’s all relative
It's all relative

There are indeed many lessons to be learned from being on the bike. For one, that almost anything in life is relative. Something may seem really hard on one day, then lot easier the next – and only because you’ve tried something even harder that day. A month ago, we were riding up to the more »

Peek & Place – You’ve Got This
Peek & Place - You've Got This

When you come back from a significant trip, it’s easy to talk about where you went, who you were with, what you ate, anything you might have bought. But the truth is, I came away with a whole lot more than just memories of good food and couple selfies. The real souvenir was a mindset. more »

The Great BC – Before Children? No – British Columbia.
The Great BC - Before Children? No - British Columbia.

It seems like a lifetime ago that Hubba and I were in Vancouver on our first adventure together in 4 years. In reality, we’ve only been back for about 2 weeks and I suppose this blog post is long overdue. A month ago, we took the brave step of going on a two week holiday more »

Biking – Saturday, 18 January
Biking - Saturday, 18 January

A morning in pictures.

My Horse named “Ginger” and the Salomon hydration pack
My Horse named "Ginger" and the Salomon hydration pack

When I was little, I’d cycle around my neighbourhood each day at 6pm. I had a white bicycle that my parents got me from Toys ‘R Us – my second bicycle after I outgrew my first yellow BMX – and I used to pretend it was a horse that would take me to faraway places. more »

Guess who’s back?
Guess who's back?

A very rare shot of Mama on wheels – It’s good to be back!

The 100 Day Challenge
The 100 Day Challenge

100 Days.  This is what I’ve committed myself to. When I first received the final call email for Selective Fitness‘ 100 Day Challenge, I was a little apprehensive. Let’s face it – I’ve only just gotten myself back to work 2 months ago – I am only just starting to get used to the pace more »

Sometimes it’s good to plod along…
Sometimes it's good to plod along...

It has been an interesting three weeks. I’ve been back at work and my focus has been on nothing but trying to settle back in and being the best mum I know how. Hubba also disappeared overseas for two of those weeks for training so sinking back in whilst shouldering the sleep deprivation alone wasn’t more »

Starting Over… Again
Starting Over... Again

  Unless you’re some sort of athlete, I would say it is a bit of a misconception that getting back in shape is an easy task to achieve post birth. And I’m really not talking about just losing the weight, which can be tough in itself for some. If there’s one fact you can depend more »

Fear can drive you

I’m afraid of the dark. Yup, you’ve got me. I’m the world’s biggest wuss. There’s just something about the dark that’s always got to me. My imagination runs wild and that’s just not a good thing – I’ve got one helluva wild imagination! So when we were riding through Neo Tiew tonight, all I could more »

Back on the Bike

THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIT OF A RAMBLE If there’s one thing I just cannot stand, it’s when I lie to myself. When you’re a mom, there are so many reasons why you can’t do things for yourself. There’s always going to be a reason – But when it comes to your kid, more »

An Announcement… of sorts
An Announcement... of sorts

Enough is enough…. I’m getting back on the saddle and ending this inertia. Welcome to the fold, Creepy Crawly.

Peddling Along
Peddling Along

Looks like Naomi’s getting used to being on the bike. This weekend, Hubba put her on mine to have a go and it felt really quite lovely, albeit nerve wrecking, having the weight of the little one on the Goat with me. At one point, Hubba stopped to say hello to a friend. He seemed more »

Getting over Die Week

What is Die Week? It is the week when one returns to exercise after a period of hiatus; where every single workout seems to be particularly difficult; when every workout makes you wonder if you’ll ever feel remotely fit again. That’s my definition anyway, ‘coz I can’t quite seem to come up with any better more »

Saddling Up for the New Year

I’m sure if I took the time to go through the archives of this journal, I’d come up with lots of entries about getting back on my bike. The truth is I’m a lousy cyclist – I love doing it but most of the time, I succumb to the same sort of inertia that keeps more »

Trail Adventures with the Longbottoms
Trail Adventures with the Longbottoms

  The good thing about having your baby go down for naps is what you can achieve whilst baby is napping. Nae had a full morning of church and catching up with the Tai’s, so once she was showered – yup, Mummy gave her a shower and she was all in awe and wonderment! – more »

Back to Pre-Preggo: A Post About Staying Active
Back to Pre-Preggo: A Post About Staying Active

Quite some time ago, I wrote a post about how to keep active post-partum. It was mostly about how to get back into exercise after birth and had a lot of tips for the new mummy. But this was way before I went back to work and that has brought me to a whole new more »

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