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vibrant representation of a Parkrun event, capturing the inclusive and joyful spirit of the community. The image shows people of all ages and fitness levels participating, with some running, jogging, and walking. There are also dogs, children, and strollers, highlighting the family-friendly nature of Parkrun.

Five Reasons Why I Love Parkrun

Parkrun has become a beloved global phenomenon, drawing participants from all walks of life to its weekly 5k events. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun and social way to stay active, Parkrun has something for everyone. Here are five reasons why

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AI image of an adult woman running on a suburban street, I want the angle to be low looking at the feet

So You Want To Start Running?

I was about to turn 40 when I decided to get back into running again. Why not? It’s mostly “free” right? I had been fit and active in years gone past, then I got serious on my career, small people came in to my life. 

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Try To Be The Pond and Not The Fish

I have a 6-year old daughter who has big feelings. She’s loud, funny, silly, high-energy, and sweet. And when she feels things, she really feels things. She gets super excited about something and can’t stop telling everyone about it – barely able to get her

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An AI photo of a young boy with blonde hair, aged 2, laying in a pile of autumn leaves in the grass.

Are You Over-Complicating Things?

I LOVE trees. There, I’ve said it. As a child, we had a magnificent tree in our back yard. I’m not sure if my parents intended it to be so big. It stretched fence to fence, and my brother and I had wonderful fun climbing

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An AI photo of a young boy wearing a cap staring at a monarch butterfly that is sitting on his hand.

Have You Ever Held A Butterfly?

Have you ever held a butterfly before? I want to share this story with you. It was April of 2020, and we were in our first lockdown. Looking for fun activity ideas, I asked my son if there was anything he really wanted to do.

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AI generated image of a Japanese Peace Lilly sitting on a shelf in the sunshine. Generated by Microsoft Co-pilot

Be Like The Peace Lilly

I want to introduce you to something special. This is Pat. Pat is my Peace Lilly. She is named after one of my mentors and a special teacher in massage. I took a long time to name this Lilly because I killed the last one.

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AI generated image of a brown and white King Charles Cavalier Spaniel asleep in the sun. Generated by Co-pilot AI

Good Enough For My Dog

As I get to know you there’s something that we often have in common … we have canine companions. So, for the dog lovers, you’ll totally relate to this story (I hope). My “first child” is MacGyver “Mac” a 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles. If you

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AI generated image of a brown and white dog doing yoga

Big Stretch Rules and the Psychopath

(Or how suffering in exercise is not the answer to happiness) I’ve loved sharing this story with you all over the last few months. But here it is in writing. And it is a true story. Basically, I called my wife a psychopath. And I

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AI generated picture of a man and his sone hiking together in a forest

Memories By The Murray

Have you noticed the sunshine and abnormally warm May this year? My Son, Cameron, and I have taken advantage to do some big day walks around Mt Crawford recently.  We love the Mt Crawford Forest, a nice mix between native scrub and harvest timber, wide

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vibrant representation of a Parkrun event, capturing the inclusive and joyful spirit of the community. The image shows people of all ages and fitness levels participating, with some running, jogging, and walking. There are also dogs, children, and strollers, highlighting the family-friendly nature of Parkrun.

Five Reasons Why I Love Parkrun

Parkrun has become a beloved global phenomenon, drawing participants from all walks of life to its weekly 5k events. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun and social way to stay active, Parkrun has something for everyone. Here are five reasons why

Read More »
AI image of an adult woman running on a suburban street, I want the angle to be low looking at the feet

So You Want To Start Running?

I was about to turn 40 when I decided to get back into running again. Why not? It’s mostly “free” right? I had been fit and active in years gone past, then I got serious on my career, small people came in to my life. 

Read More »
An AI image of a young girl with blonde hair, aged 6, being silly and funny

Try To Be The Pond and Not The Fish

I have a 6-year old daughter who has big feelings. She’s loud, funny, silly, high-energy, and sweet. And when she feels things, she really feels things. She gets super excited about something and can’t stop telling everyone about it – barely able to get her

Read More »
An AI photo of a young boy with blonde hair, aged 2, laying in a pile of autumn leaves in the grass.

Are You Over-Complicating Things?

I LOVE trees. There, I’ve said it. As a child, we had a magnificent tree in our back yard. I’m not sure if my parents intended it to be so big. It stretched fence to fence, and my brother and I had wonderful fun climbing

Read More »
An AI photo of a young boy wearing a cap staring at a monarch butterfly that is sitting on his hand.

Have You Ever Held A Butterfly?

Have you ever held a butterfly before? I want to share this story with you. It was April of 2020, and we were in our first lockdown. Looking for fun activity ideas, I asked my son if there was anything he really wanted to do.

Read More »
AI generated image of a Japanese Peace Lilly sitting on a shelf in the sunshine. Generated by Microsoft Co-pilot

Be Like The Peace Lilly

I want to introduce you to something special. This is Pat. Pat is my Peace Lilly. She is named after one of my mentors and a special teacher in massage. I took a long time to name this Lilly because I killed the last one.

Read More »
AI generated image of a brown and white King Charles Cavalier Spaniel asleep in the sun. Generated by Co-pilot AI

Good Enough For My Dog

As I get to know you there’s something that we often have in common … we have canine companions. So, for the dog lovers, you’ll totally relate to this story (I hope). My “first child” is MacGyver “Mac” a 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles. If you

Read More »
AI generated image of a brown and white dog doing yoga

Big Stretch Rules and the Psychopath

(Or how suffering in exercise is not the answer to happiness) I’ve loved sharing this story with you all over the last few months. But here it is in writing. And it is a true story. Basically, I called my wife a psychopath. And I

Read More »
AI generated picture of a man and his sone hiking together in a forest

Memories By The Murray

Have you noticed the sunshine and abnormally warm May this year? My Son, Cameron, and I have taken advantage to do some big day walks around Mt Crawford recently.  We love the Mt Crawford Forest, a nice mix between native scrub and harvest timber, wide

Read More »