Inspiring the everyday!

If there’s one thing I would like to be known for as a runner, an IBM consultant, a mum, an aunt and a friend it’s for “inspiring the everyday”.  Just like you, running for my husband and I is a hobby.  An activity that’s been part of our everyday for over 25 years.

I started running with my Dad and my sister to develop my heart and lungs as a young girl.  Two girls growing up in an Aussie Rules family (Dad Peter played for Fitzroy FC, Cousin Dale played for Richmond FC) meant sport was in our DNA and fortunately I was blessed with an engine that with training and persistence has provided an opportunity to match it with the world’s best.

Fast forward from the runs around the local streets to almost of decade of being Australia’s leading female marathon runner, whilst delivering technology change to our leading clients and I need to pinch myself.   What we’ve achieved through the help of an amazing team at times seems like a dream!

I currently hold three full time roles – mum to little Peter (now 4 years old), IBM technology consultant of 16 plus years, Olympic and 2x Commonwealth Games medalist marathoner.  Combine these commitments with public speaking opportunities, supporting my team and in 2018 building a house from the ground up!  It is an interesting life!

How do I do it?  Are there times where I just want to quit or stay in bed? How do you recover?  These and many more questions are what I’m asked on a weekly basis through my mentoring and performance coaching role.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog.  I would love to hear from you via social media channels and through this site – how do you achieve your everyday? Perhaps I can help!