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  • Birthday 09/28/1972

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  1. Hey Fonz, Thanks for checking in! Run Melbourne half went really well. Got finished in 2.05.25 which I was very happy with. That's got me locked into a crazy 28k trail run in the middle of summer so all training is going to be designed around that for the next 4 months. How are you?
  2. Wowee! 2 years to the day since I posted here. A lot has happened in the past 2 years but I will try and compress it. We bought a house, we move in in 3 weeks time! I saw my cardiologist 12 months ago and he said that I don't have to see him again! I ran a half marathon in April 2017 and was terribly under-prepared and as a result was injured for about 5 months with very little running. On Sunday I will be running the half marathon at Run Melbourne. My aim is to finish in under 2:15 and I will then qualify for a 28km trail run in January. I am fundraising for the Heart Foundation in the hopes that their research will benefit people like me who have required treatment for cardiac conditions. If you have a few spare bucks I would really appreciate the support. https://runmelbourne2018.everydayhero.com/au/matt-runs-with-heart
  3. How do you feel after the yoga sessions? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Hey Fonz! I'm good thanks. I saw my heart guy on Tuesday and he doesn't want to see me for 12 months so that's awesome! I got through my 10km today unscathed. It was slow but it was relentless forward motion. I'm booked in for a 1/2 in October so now I need to start training properly for that. It's nice to not have to train crazily and still complete 10km but it's not ideal. Apart from that I've been heavily involved in the community garden. We're planting 18 fruit trees in our orchard next Saturday and I'm busting balls to get it all happening! Lots of photos to follow. Then I'll come check out your thread/s? The story of today. Everyone has beef cheek the night before a run right? Made this chicken "baked" in butter this week. Ridonkulous! My patch at the garden full of cool season produce.
  5. It's been a while! The short version is I'm going well. I've got a fun run coming up on Sunday where I hope to get through 10km relatively unscathed. With these fun runs you get to choose a charity to raise money for. I chose the Cancer Council Victoria as my charity to raise funds for because one of my bosses, Nigel, has been battling multiple myeloma for about 3 years now. He's put up an amazing fight and up until about 3 months ago was only missing work on days he was receiving treatment. He's been in Royal Melbourne for the last 3 months and we received the news over the weekend that he's moving to palliative care later this week. If you have a couple of dollars to spare it would be greatly appreciated. I'll be back after the run with s more substantial update! https://runmelbourne2016.everydayhero.com/au/mattruns
  6. What are you going to grow? It's meant to be Autumn here tomorrow but it's hot for at least the next week. I've got cabbages, brussel sprouts and okra all doing well in my seedling trays. Hoping to plant them out in the next week or two.
  7. Round the world in 80 bites! Big Ol American burger. Mexican Street corn. Quinoa tabbouli.
  8. Here's what I've been up to recently Growin stuff Jammin stuff Relishin stuff Becomin the King of Compost Harvestin stuff
  9. Ugh we have had some hot ones and we aren't even at the peak of it yet! I acquired a small plot at a local community garden a few months ago so you know I went crazy and grew some tomato plants from seed! I have about 6 different types but the fruit has only just started to set on the first ones so I have no real idea which ones they are for a few more weeks. I've also got a heap of other stuff growing. Some is fruiting and other stuff to come in the next couple of weeks months. Yeah I log my weight on MFP a few times a week and my running app is synced so those stats come through as well. I probably need to start logging my food again but it's only the first week of the year so we are still building up to it. How are you? How is winter treating you? Whats the work situation looking like? I was glad to find a challenge thread for you when i came looking
  10. Sounds like a great week so far. Keep it up!
  11. Awe thanks I don't think I will but it's going to be quiet at work over the next week or two so I will be checking up on ya!
  12. The 10km got did! It was a great day for it with about 7,000 others doing the 10km. It was slow but very satisfying since I was signed up last year but didn't get to run because my heart was playing up. Looking forward to coming up with some more challenges.
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