GPR Journal

GRIT.

GRIT.

In considering grit, we often think of those big moments that life tests us – surviving the loss of a loved one, bouncing back after the failure of a business venture, or finishing strong in a tough race.

An Ordinary Man.

An Ordinary Man.

I love to share talk of trail. 
To share love of trail. I’d love to share it with you. Because trail can change the way you feel about the world. I reckon it can change your world. The world? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Let’s start with you shall we?

Brace for Change.

Brace for Change.

Debbie Hardy’s ankle had fused together: it was bone-on-bone as a result of septic arthritis. For a runner, it was a crippling blow physically and mentally. At the age of only 33, the doctors final words struck home hard: no more running. But that was not the case.

You Finished Your First 100KM Event – WHAT NOW?

You Finished Your First 100KM Event – WHAT NOW?

The good news is, when you finally do run your next 100km (because, let’s face it, you will), you’ll know stuff. You’ll know how much it hurts. And that you’ll be in a world of pain for days afterwards. You’ll know that, yes, you will sob like a baby at the finish line, and maybe a few kilometres before that when you realise you’re not finished yet. You’ll know your family and friends will cheer you on every step of the way (so long as they can find the checkpoints). And most importantly, you’ll know you have what it takes to get the job done.

Northburn Half Marathon Mountain Run.

Northburn Half Marathon Mountain Run.

We go way back. Northburn is such a treat. I am in love with this region, people and vibe of a truly wild NZ experience. This race holds a special place in my heart with it being one of my first events to shoot as a photographer back in 2012. I’ve watched it every year since as the pure GRIT unfolds. This year I ran the half marathon mountain run.

Finishing Boston Strong.

Finishing Boston Strong.

After a few years of marathoning experience, researching and experimenting with multiple training plans, and picking the brains of my running friends who way more hardcore than me, I figured that the formula to run faster marathons boiled down to three things.

Anton Krupicka – Purpose.

Purpose: /ˈpərpəs/ “The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.” Find out what drives La Sportiva athlete Anton Krupicka in his continuous search for what it really means to live and explore in the mountains. A Storyteller Labs production.

The Nike Pro Hijab.

The Nike Pro Hijab.

The Nike Pro Hijab has been a year in the making, but its impetus can be traced much further back to Nike’s founding mission, to serve athletes, with the signature addendum: If you have a body, you’re an athlete.