What has Dr Rohan Armstrong, osteopath, been up to over summer?
Typically, we like to set goals for the year from January, to set us up for the whole year. As such, before we finished up for the year I decided to enter the Bogong 2 Hotham trail run race to be held on January 6th giving me about 3 weeks to ensure i was prepared for the 29 km leg, and finishing on Mt. Hotham summit. As you can imagine, involving a bit of ‘vert’ or climbing!! With this in mind, I aimed to run every second day whilst away, and was fortunate enough to be spending most of this time in the seaside town of Kiama on the South coast of NSW, where my family in-laws live. Kiama provides the perfect training ground for me due to its beautiful coast, sand and undulating dairy country including the Saddleback Mountain. My favourite training route in this region is called ‘The Coastal Track” which is truly spectacular walking trail that starts at Loves Bay and zig zags its way next to coastal pastures following exposed clifftops and rainforest remnants overlooking ancient rock platforms and endless ocean views to Werri Lagoon at Gerringong. I always hit this run at least once on every visit here and managed it a number of times out & back on this visit, and I never tire of it. Of course being able to finish the run with a soothing dip in the ocean always helps! If you need some guidance with your fitness or health goals for this year, or in particular your running, talk to Rohan, our resident running guru!