Two Thousand and Welcome


Or for those of you who have been around for a while, Go Forth and Conquer version two point oh!

I am ‘planning’ on being around a little more often that the usual 6 month ‘what’s new in the zoo’ post.

I finally made the decision on getting a domain name.  Why? Why not?  It’s my website, why not own it completely?  I am also quite partial to the sound of candiceashley (dot) com.  Flows quite nicely, I think.

So what’s really new in the zoo?  Not a whole bunch.  I haven’t changed my hair since my last post.  I am still working on my fitness, which is a big deal considering I’m almost 12 months down the road from my knee reconstruction.

I’m just blabbering again aren’t I?

I actually have a form of writer’s block, so much so, that I have tonnes to write about but I don’t know where to start and what to start on, that I have no idea on what to write.

How about, 2015?  Another year flew by without even saying goodbye.  2014 was a tough year for me, recovering from a knee reconstruction and not being able to play my belovered game of football. 2015 is a new year.  A better year for me to be the strongest/fittest person I could be, life to date.  I have set a number of small goals that I want to achieve this year and even if I do say so myself, they look pretty damn awesome!

Goal One: Participate in Miss Muddy

miss muddy

Goal Two: Participate in Run the Rock – 19km event


Goal Three: Participate in Tough Mudder

Goal Four: Be the fittest I have ever been, not the lightest

For people who have been following my journey, you would know I registered for the same event at Run the Rock, 2 years ago, in 2013.  However, literally 2 weeks before the event, I injured my knee and couldn’t participate in that distance.  I still ran the 5km, in a PB.  Here is the that post with my results.

Miss Muddy is an event some ladies at my gym participated in, in 2014. It’s a women’s only mud run with obstacles and all sorts of fun included.  At the time of the event in 2014, my knee probably would have kept up with the challenge but there was no point in risking it.  By the time April comes around this year, I will be 15 months post reconstruction and fighting fit.

Tough Mudder.  Everyone’s heard of it.  Ever since it’s been around, I’ve been keen to give it a go, just to say I have.  Why not participate in the year I am going to be at my strongest?

Goal four is actually my new year’s resolution.  It wan’t going to be give up “this” or make sure you do “that” every day.  I needed a realistic goal.  One I could do while still eating something bad or missing a blog post for a week.  I have some awesome trainers at my gym and some epic will power within myself, to make this goal a reality.

Now, after I’ve welcomed you and told you a little about the year head, who’s coming on this journey with me?

Let’s smash 2015, together.
C. x



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