Tag: Challenge

  • How to bounce back if COVID killed your career

    How to bounce back if COVID killed your career

    The world is coming to terms with new ways of living and working since the pandemic. If your career has been unalterably changed, how do you decide what to do next?

  • Just say no

    Just say no

    2016 was a year of saying yes to everything and working out how to do it later; you know, that piece of advice often bandied about by successful business types. Working in the careers industry, I put a lot of stock in the benefits of just giving things a go. Experience is everything and if […]

  • A bumpy road

    A bumpy road

    I do like adventures. Smooth roads and concrete paths are easier but way less appealing. Uneven trails, on the other hand, they’re harder but much more interesting. When it comes to holidays, I’m all for it. But in my knee rehab? Nope, I’ll pass, thanks.

  • On track

    On track

    “You’ll need to do these for when you’re back walking hills.” I was internally doing fist-pumps at that statement, whilst outwardly playing it cool. I’m certain my physio didn’t notice as she worked on my knee. She was referring to a new set of exercises that are preventative┬áso that I don’t get this all over […]

  • The Inca Trail – the start of things

    The Inca Trail – the start of things

    When I was a child, my grandmother was a constant traveller. She would go off to distant lands and have adventures, and when she came home all us grandchildren would sit on the floor while she dispensed trinkets and talked about her trip. Archaeology was a particular interest of hers, and her descriptions of the ruins […]

  • Piccaninny Gorge, Purnululu National Park

    Piccaninny Gorge, Purnululu National Park

    A hard day’s slog ends with a just reward.

  • Treatment commences

    Treatment commences

    It has been a week since my first knee treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma injections. The news about my patellar tendon was not great, as expected. The benefit from that was the injection at least didn’t hurt. I have had problems with my knee for a few years, namely some missing and torn cartilage that […]

  • Mt Bartle Frere – Western Ascent

    Mt Bartle Frere – Western Ascent

    This is the trip that first gave me aching knees, so it seems appropriate that it be the first track I discuss here. I’ve been up the mountain three times in all, and each time left me with a lingering physical reminder that I am an all too breakable human.