JANUARY 23 2013 Hello, let me introduce myself, my name is Jendi Paterson; I live in Arrowtown, grew up down south in a small farming place called Opio near Nightcaps; not heard of it? That’s okay other than the seven other people who grew up there no one has! Nine years in Dunedin at High
FEBRUARY 8 2013 Lance Armstrong said “It’s not about the Bike” …..it is however “all about the Shoes!!” Over the past 10 or so days of training this runner has learnt some interesting lessons about the switch to off road running. It’s not that I only ever run on the road but 90% of all
19 FEBRUARY 2013 I must say; I am blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. I really am, they are supportive, encouraging and always have my best interests at heart…..well, so I thought. During my training for the New York Marathon a friend used to threaten me with what she called “surprise coronet peak”.
MARCH 4 2013 Last year I listened to Sarah Ulmer and Hamish Carter speak at Lakes Leisure during their Olympic road tour, both gold medal winning athletes; the cream of the crop in their sports. I took great comfort in hearing that they both, at times during their training or the night before race day
13 MARCH 2013 I am now on the countdown to Race Day! With that in mind, I didn’t get as many weekday runs in as I would have hoped. A work conference had me living the dream and taking in the bright lights of Palmy North for a few days, which slightly broke my training
9 APRIL 2013 Where have I been?……That is the same question my shoes asked as I laced them up on Saturday! It’s been one of those fortnights where I could count on one hand how many nights I have slept in my own bed, how many meals I have cooked myself at home and how
APRIL 22 2013 So 5 more sleeps….. This all seems to have happened very very swiftly! We are at the stage where I can be sitting having a coffee saying “this time next week it will be all over”. I did that plenty of times yesterday! So the physical work is done, now it’s the
4 May 2013 I didn’t hate it… That’s the first thing I said to Evan when I crossed the finish line on Saturday and I really meant it. I spoke in my last blog of those moments when you are in a race and you think “this is rubbish, why am I doing this……I don’t