Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Long time no hear.

Well, where have you been I hear some of you ask?  I know I have got a few questions about the whereabouts of my next blog so Im sorry it has been so long!  This is going to be a quick flyover rant/catch up to bring you all up to speed.  So, why I hear you ask, have I been so buzy...well, things have been a little crazy over the last month!  Dont believe me?  Read on my friends and ride the wave!


On the 26th of February, 2013, we welcomed into the world little baby girl Corl√® Rose GRILLS.  She was 6pd 14oz and 47cm long.  She is a very very content little girl and her big sister just loves her!  Such a blessing to have a new baby in the house!  So, its me and three girls...give me strength!  It is funny but I do love having girls in the house!  Many cuddles and fun times....give me strengh in a few years time though!


Well since my last blog I have...re-resigned!  After much thought and discussion, I am leaving the Police and not taking them up on their offer of part time.  I went into this new adventure with the intent of leaving so I am charging ahead with the origonal plan.  I am working as a shift supervisor at Alowishu Delicious cafe, so comeon down (usually late afternoon/night) and grab a quality brew!


I started uni at the end of February and now into my third week!  Lets just say that has been HECTIC!  I am loving it and super happy to have made the decision to chase this dream of being a physio.  It is A LOT of hard work and can be quite stressful with A LOT of information to take in, but as I always say, nothing in life worth while comes easy!


Well after about four weeks off at the start of the year (soleus/achilles injury) I have rebuilt my training and am now back to 100-130km per week consitentlly.  I have my next race on Easter Sunday and am super pumped to get back into the swing of racing.  Its going to be a great family affair with my sister doing her first trail race in the 30k event and the old boy and I doing the 70k.  We are also having a family holiday which will be awesome.  Blessed.  So as far as running goes I am now just running free, training hard and catching up on some k's I missed at the start of the year!


We had the house on the market however have decided to stay here.  The time just wasnt right to sell (floods) and as it turns out, the thought of moving whilst at uni and with a two week baby makes me shudder! 

I am also looking at selling my Suzuki Jimny (downsizing due to $$) so if any of you are interested, or know of anyone who might be interested, drop me an email or text.

Well, I think that is enough!  The last couple of weeks have been crazy, exciting, stressful, overwhelming, joyful, ripper and blessed!  Life has taken a sharp right hand turn and we werent sure what was down the track but I tell you it is looking good so far!  Thanks all for your support and love in our madness and I will try and blog as often as I can, but at the moment time is a premium!  Good times! 

Keep the love, be good to each other and Ill see ya all soon!  Live long, Run on, Plant Strong.  TattooRunner


  1. Ship it, I'll buy it!

    Crazy times mate but I take inspiration from the grit and determination you have. As you know we have had hard times in Africa but hearing what you are doing and the positive way you look at things, and accomplish them has really picked me up.

    Big love to you brother,


  2. Haha Chris, I was just thinking the same thing! We'll buy it! Alas wrong country wrong timing! Hmmm jimny..... Ah well. It amazes me what u can accomplish matzo, we can all use you as an example of how life should b lived and how to make things happen! Thx 4 the lift as always :)

  3. I've been reading 'Born to Run' while I was away, getting pumped! Cant wait for our race and to see you all. You're doing an amazing job bro! Love Mel xo

  4. Thanks guys for your lovely words. Miss you glovers! Run free! Get into born to run sis! One of the best books ive ever read! Enjoy and get inspired for wild horse!!!