About me

Hi there

Let me introduce myself. My name is Zoe and I am a runner. Not a professional runner, just a runner – someone that loves to run. I guess people would look at me and say I don’t have the build of a long distance runner, but yeah I am. I plod along and my thighs rub together and (shock horror) I listen to music a lot of the time when I run, so some might say I am not a serious runner – but to me, my friends and my family I am a runner because:

1. In the last ten years I have run 4 full marathons, at least 10 half marathons, several 10k and 5k’s.

2. I often get up at ridiculous times in the morning to run – 4.30am, 5am – some might call it the middle of the night.

3. I often find myself ‘post mortmem’ing my runs and have a specific ‘running jargon’ that me and my running buddies partake in.

4. I will often forego a night out so I can get an early night to get up for a run.

5. I am usually in bed by 9pm the night before  a run.

6. I am the life and soul of a party if I have more than 1 glass of wine as my body isn’t used to too much alcohol because of my running.

Running helps me clear my head. When I am sad – I run; when I am excited and hyper – I run; when I am annoyed about something and want to kick the hell out of things – I run and when I have had a huge amount of chocolate or takeaway the day before – I run.

Anyway I decided to write a blog to keep my husband from going crazy with my running talk all day long and also to share with anyone that wants to read my stories, hear about my training and also reviews of cool products that come onto the market when I encounter them.

Keep in touch

Please feel free to leave comments below or send me an email . I promise I will reply if your comment/query is genuine!

Bye for now

Zoe – the girl that runs

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  1. Hi Zoe. My sympathy is all with Ashley! Ivan moans enough about me following the cycling on tv, though he did come to London with me this year to see the final day of the Tour of Britain. We missed it last year as he was not well enough to go and I cannot leave him for any length of time.

  2. Excellent article and easy to understand explanation. How do I go about getting permission to post part of the article in my upcoming newsletter? Giving proper credit to you the author and link to the site would not be a problem.

    1. Hi what is your newsletter? who is it going to? I don’t have a problem with you using part of the article as long as I am credited and my work is not taken out of context. I’d be interested to see how you use it.

  3. I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

    1. Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I guess I hadn’t thought about images as it’s more of a think as I write thing but I’ll certainly think about it and see how I can improve!

  4. I enjoyed reading your blog, and I am interested in talking with you about a potential partnership.

    Would it be possible to chat sometime Thursday afternoon between 1 and 4 EST?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    – Thom

  5. This is a great blog. I run but for some reason don’t share it on my blog. I’m keeping it for myself but wouldn’t know what to write about. Maybe I’ll find inspiration here… I’m hooked on runkeeper.com too!

    1. Thanks Belinda! I never knew what to write at first but I always find something whether it’s from a run I’ve been on or an experience I have had and I try not to think too hard about what I am going to write I just wrote 🙂 im sure when you are ready you’ll find something to share 🙂

  6. Hi Zoe!

    I only took to running 4 years ago when I emigrated from the UK to Sydney. Was convinced by a friend in the January to start training to run the City2Surf that year – I had never even heard of the City2Surf! Been running ever since.

    I have run in the City2Surf every year since and this year after turning 40 three days earlier, I ran my first ever half marathon! I ran my second half marathon in the Blackmores Festival this year and have run many 10km’s.

    If someone was to tell me 5 years ago I would have done all that I would never have believed them!

    I love your blog and especially your music suggestions – keep them coming!!


    1. Wow Sally that’s amazing! I looked at the C2S and was thinking of doing this year but bottled out after seeing ‘Heartbreak’ Hill – they have since announced one for Brisbane next year so I might do that next year but I’d like to give C2S in Sydney a go too 😀

      Well done on running your first every half and full marathons! It’s an awesome feeling isn’t it to cross that finish line 🙂 I have never found running easy and my times are not ultra fast but I love running and it sounds like you have the bug too 🙂 My plan is to run the NYC Marathon in a year or so when my 40th comes up as I haven’t done a full marathon since 2003 – but I am thinking of doing one in Oz next year as a practice run.

      Thanks for the kind comments re my blog 🙂

      I look forward to hearing how your next race goes 🙂 Zoe

  7. Hi Zoe – I found your Blog info in a Weight Watchers Mag today and had to check it out. I ran my first half-marathon yesterday (1.50.56) and am also a girl that runs. I will be 50 in September and am now keen to increase my speed over short distances and look into training for a full marathon. I have lost 14kg since July and now have my mojo back! I’m looking foward to reading your tips and training methods. Might even start my own blog! Cheers Lynda

    1. Hi Lynda well done on your first half marathon and what a great time 🙂

      Glad to hear that you have your mojo back 🙂 keep up the awesome work! Let me know if you start a blog as ill have to have a read 😀

  8. Love your blog Zoe! Thanks for taking the time to share your passion for running with us! I love running too and just fitness in general and also healthy eating… so it’s great to get tips and tricks from your blog 🙂

  9. Hi Zoe,
    Thanks so much for connecting with me via Insta:) I am new to running , and set myself a goal of running Gold Coast Marathon this year. Suffice to say I didn’t know what I was signing up for! I have had a fabulous running coach (Benita) and have been very vigilant with sticking to my training program, but I am VERY SLOW! I am hoping to finish the marathon at around a 5 hr pace, but I have no idea how realistic that is:) If you know anyone who is likely to be running at around 7 min/km pace, I’d love to run along with them on the day.

    Thanks for the inspirational blog!

    1. Hey Renae lovely to hear from you. Wow training with Benita must have been awesome! Thats a great goal to have and the GC is a nice flat course 🙂

      I’m hoping to run between 5.30/6 main pace but I have had a few problems so who knows at the moment.

      The best thing I would recommend is to firstly grab a pace bracelet at the GC expo so if you are really aiming for that pace you can check it the whole way they usually give them out for free – and secondly I would find the 5 hour pacer or 4hr30 on the day and stick with them or in between the two.

      I’ll put some feelers out as well on some of the running fb groups I’m in and see if anyone is running that pace that you could team up with.

      Hope that helps – Zoe 🙂

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