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April 29

On the path to Africa – Results, where are you!!!!??

I’m officially out 6 weeks away from flying to Africa and 7 weeks out from my next major running event. The nervousness and panic is periodic, and seems to come in bouts. My training is on schedule though in my own mind not feeling hilly enough. General health is good although the state of my […]

February 07

Negative Thought Patterns and the Quest for Fappiness.

Blow outs… we all have them, and personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts are no different. And even though I constantly hear ‘but you are skinny, you don’t need to lose weight’ or, ‘what are you talking about don’t be ridiculous’ on a regular basis, the true nature of the fact is it is just the visual obviousness that makes […]

The Twomeys Experiment – Game, Set, Match.

Hello readers! Well the Twomeys experiment is well and truly over, and I survived without having any extra digits start growing off my limbs and no hideous steroid type increases in muscle mass so Thanks Mum but you can stop worrying now. After a few hot runs, and initially foamy armpits over the course of the week […]

December 23

The Twomeys Experiment – Day 2, An exercise in Colon Control.

So on the weekend I started the twomeys experiment, beginning with a 5km benchmark run, the colon cleanse yesterday and following up with a 5km run today. And I have to admit there have been a few surprises to come out of this experiment so far that I think are worth noting. 1. Herbs can be […]

December 23

The Twomeys Experiment – The Plan

So over the last few weeks I have been chatting with a delightful man named Gerrard Twomey who is the founder/director/producer of a range of natural sports and arthritis creams called Twomey’s. Gerrard, knowing I was a fitness enthusiast called me to ask me if I’d like to do a trial with some of his all […]

December 19

Dealing with my worst ultra marathon ever

So, here I stand at the end of a big year..having completed it by running an absolute disaster of a race. Yes my last Ultra for the year saw me finish in my worst time ever and I have to say, it’s left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Just last Sunday I was […]

September 19

Omega 3’s, 6’s & 9’s, 1099’s, 1 million and 2.85’s… and a Dog that eats Asparagus

Following on from an epic metabolic conditioning session involving butt gusting double unders, one arm dumbbell snatches, handstand push ups, sit ups, 600m sprints, decline ab sit ups and bicep curls it was no surprise I was absolutely starving by the time I got home from the gym last night! And in the words of […]

September 11

Treadmill running will never be boring again!

Treadmill twinkle toes! One of my friends posted this on facebook and I just had to share. Somehow I feel like I should be stepping up my footwork skills on the Treadmill. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! -Fitmidget

September 02

Long hiatus overcome!!!

Well coach potatoes, fitness enthusiasts, fellow runners and whomever else has spare time on their hands to read this blog, I am back! The fitmidget is back into action after a long hiatus away from the blogging post.   Needless to say I could list a whole line of excuses here as to why I have […]

September 02

A night at Lark Hill – Part 3

  To be continued……. Fiona’s already up beat demeanour and attitude towards finishing meant it was easy for me, I didn’t really have to pace her at all, so we just chit chatted away as the laps went by. I’m not sure if it was my calorie or fluid intake, or the fact that it was much was […]

March 26

Ch.. Ch.. Ch.. Chia!

After being nagged but a certain trail runner who recently found themselves overloaded with Chia seeds and no idea what to do with them I decided to post my recipe for Chia Seed Fresca to help them out. Being both an avid reader and runner I was introduced to the book ’Born To Run’ two years ago. […]

March 21

A night at Lark Hill – Part 2

Karen was only allowed a few minutes to stop and sit before she dragged herself back up and out on the trail again. Holy cow I admired her. It took a tremendous amount of guts to sit in that seat and be able to get back up again with functional legs and even partly functional brain. Mentally […]

December 20

Yummy brown balls!

Hello readers, my apologies for my terrible tardiness in posting. However tis the season to be jolly in the land of fitmidget and I’ve certainly been doing plenty of that. Nevertheless amongst my festivities I have had more time to be in the kitchen much to the relief of Dean, and in the mix I’ve also cottoned […]

December 18

My Favourite Cheat Snack

I was enthusiastic over the weekend to try and use up some of the many nuts and packets of almond flour I had in the cupboard. And so I decided to make a couple of my all time favourites. One being Paleo Choc Chip Cookies. Now I know chocolate certainly isn’t all that paleo, but I like to make […]

Tragedy, when the feelings gone and you can’t go on it’s tragedy.

Hope you didn’t miss me, but tragedy struck the world of Fitmidget last week hence the reason I have largely been offline. Upon reaching the climax of my pre-event training schedule, hitting a 55km running week, three intense weight training sessions, and 5 of the best nights sleeps I’ve ever had…… I was also informed […]

Breakfast on the run!

Finding myself racing to the gym for training, hurriedly showering and then busting out in the Nug mobile to go see my massage therapist meant I was stuck for time with my post workout snack this morning. Nevertheless I had prepared a little beauty of a snack late last night to accommodate for such situations. This little gem is so […]

Whats your excuse?

There are certainly many people out there who are truly inspirational and who continue to amaze me everyday, and now Todd Love is one of them. After standing on a landmine in Afghanistan 2010, Todd was left a Triple Amputee. But instead of becoming a victim of his injuries, Todd now travels the world for charity […]

Longest Bouncy Castle Marathon

It may not seem the an obvious fitness challenge, but bouncing on a bouncy castle is not as easy as it looks, especially when done for 26 hours! In March 2011, as part of the fourth birthday celebrations for Hero’s the Party Experience in Ohio, five staff members set themselves a challenge to beat the […]

Isn’t it supposed to be Spring?

Who knew it snowed in Western Australia? Hope everyone is keeping safe and warm in their houses this morning because these certainly aren’t conditions for being out and about. Please drive safe and secure loose items around your home. We already lost a window!

Friday Funnies

I was sent this earlier in the week and I just had to post it. In no way do I endorse trying any of these things at home or in the gym.