Well not really,
Because you know it's Saturday, not Thursday.
But you know how it is when I want to start something new... I just go with the day we're on and get the conversation out there... no matter what the day is called. I'll explain a bit more:
Yeah it's Thursday blogs are quick put togethers' where I fill you in with stuff I think you could get some benefit from.
It may be a book I've come across, a doco, podcast, some news I've heard, or whatever. Just stuff. Sometimes Echuca/Moama related, other times maybe running or health, whatever we're playing with at the time I guess.
It'll be a super brief whip around of items, stuff that has caught my attention and I think is worth sharing.
It's not me spamming you with stuff from my sponsors, let's just get that straight from the outset.
Here's what I mean- In my opinion these are the 3 things you need to know about and are currently exciting me:
-TARLI BIRD- She'll run the Paris Marathon next weekend (9/4/17) and I've had the pleasure of joining her on some of her longer specific workouts during this build up. She's in great shape and ready to take on the marathon. Not an easy event to take on but if anyone's ready, she is! Tarli is super modest, low key and private. I'm glad I'm in her corner and can't wait to see how she goes. We're talking about a state champ over Cross Country, a Run for the Kids and City 2 Sea winner hitting a big international marathon. Tracking will be available here, I'll keep you in the loop on Twitter here and there will be a podcast interview I did with her for TMYT here, which will dropping early next week (Tues/Wed).
-FOREVER FRESH WENT PLASTIC BAG FREE- Stop press! If you care about the environment and have absolutely any understanding about the negative impact that plastic has, you'll know this is big news. The truth is many of us don't quite understand the true cost of throw away items, but for some reason we can all name who Kanye West is married to. There's something not quite right about that. Forever Fresh is Echuca/Moama's most outstanding fresh fruit and veggie produce store (heck, they even have kombucha on tap down there!) and they made the call this week to no longer provide plastic bags. If you've got a touch of logic in your mind this ain't rocket science: You just take a reusable, or they'll even provide you with a hipster, NY style paper bag, or old fruit box. There's plenty of options which are more sustainable and better for our environment. Imagine how many plastic bags from Echuca/Moama's supermarkets are currently buried under the ground out at the Echuca Tip. We know that they will literally NEVER, EVER break down! It's a brave, courageous and gutsy move by Forever Fresh when they could have easily kept a low profile in the ole' plastic bag debate and not have wanted to cause feathers to be rustled. So hats off to them for doing what's right for the world and being exceptional role models for others in our community. Also a huge congratulations to Echuca/Moama Plastic Bag Free as well as the main message spreaders for the initiative. Without them, I'd personally have no idea about the disastrous impact of plastic, and I'm sure some of the education Forever Fresh have received has also come from their direction. If you're interested in exactly what Forever Fresh are all about in this move check their Insta post here, and man, more importantly, head down there, spend the extra couple of pennies to get better produce that hasn't been sprayed by whatever chemical and support them in this move.
-Benny Walker- Benny was the latest guest on my podcast. I'm not plugging this for my podcast. It's 100% a plug to listen to him, but block your ears when my two-stroke/ jockey/ when's the next race at Flemington/ I can get to race weight very easily voice kicks in. The opening description I went with: 'Listening to this episode will make you a better human' about sums up what I think of it. I know some may be thinking 'settle down Ghandi, big lines you're dropping there champ' but in all seriousness, it's worth a listen. As I said, not for me but for what Benny has to say. Man, he is smooth with words. I guess that's why he makes a crust from it. If you're not touched by his comments about compassion in the last 15 minutes I'd suggest you close the tab to this website as we're defs on different pages and this isn't the place for you. Episode 7 featuring Benny Walker can be found for iPhone here and Stitcher (android) here.
There we go, that's my first Yeah it's Thursday post, take whatever you'd like from it and let's try to be better humans, until we meet again.