Category: Tasmania

19 for 2019: week 10 update

Week of 4 March Well, things took an unexpected turn this week, with a no-coffee experiment being unexpectedly thrown into the mix. You can read about that in Saturday’s post. Everything else is going slowly, with my main focus this month on getting more sleep, avoiding alcohol (thing 13),...

19 for 2019; week 7 update

Week of 11 February 2019 Week 7 of 19 for 2019. This is going well! I should have made “update the blog at least once a week” a thing. After a big week last week, things were a lot slower this week. I watched one of the videos for...

19 for 2019: week 5 update

19 for 19 update: week of 28 January 2019 This week’s baby step in taking better care of me (thing 6) so that I can do the things I want to do this year is to focus on breathing. I have learned that diaphragmatic breathing helps to activate your...

19 for 2019: update for week 4

19 for 2019: Week of 21 January 2019 My photo library collapsed last Sunday and this caused me a heap of chaos. I was able to restore the library from a week-old backup and the photos were archived as well, so I didn’t lose them, which was an enormous...

Point to Pinnacle: D-day

322 days ago, on 31 December 2017,  I posted a photo of kunanyi from near the bottom of the university with the caption, “One day, Mountain, I will walk to your summit”. Today, I did it. I didn’t specifically have the Point to Pinnacle in mind when I posted...

Point to Pinnacle: Mount Nelson

My training for the Point to Pinnacle has basically been non-existent for the last three weeks. I have really struggled to get out of bed in the mornings and I’ve been lucky if I’ve managed more than one walk a week. This is Not Good when the event is...

Point to Pinnacle: Fern Tree

Sunday 23 September (57 days to go) Today’s plan was to walk to Fern Tree to see if I have any chance of completing the Point to Pinnacle in 57 days time . . . The official race guidelines say all competitors have to have passed the kunanyi turnoff...

Point to Pinnacle: Truganini Track

Sunday 12 August (97 days to go) Not far from my house is the Truganini Track, which is a 2.1 km medium grade bush walk from the Cartwright Reserve on Sandy Bay Road up to the Mt Nelson Signal Station, an elevation of 350 metres. Ever since I found out...

Point to Pinnacle part 3

A backlog of posts about my Point to Pinnacle experience, being a not overly fit, desk-bound, not-getting-any-younger casual walker.  Friday 3 August (106 days to go) I’m going to try to follow the 12-week training plan they have suggested for the event. So that means I’ll start it in...

Point to Pinnacle part 1

A backlog of posts about my Point to Pinnacle experience, being a not overly fit, desk-bound, not-getting-any-younger casual walker.  27 July 2018 I like to walk. I go for a 20-minute walk every morning and aim to walk at least 12,000 steps every day. Occasionally, I sign up for...