First blog post

So this is my very first blog post. I have never been a fan of ‘Blogs’, but then again I have never really had anything to do with one before. So it would seem EDC3100 has forced my hand.
I find that my personal journey as an athlete has provided me with many tools and skills that i utilise in my own education and I also find my own children provide so much in the the way of both inspiration and practical experience.
Lets just see how this pans out. Those who know me will laugh when they see this, and thats ok. Learning is a journey that should have no end, so please post away with comments and replies whether you’re a friend, family or fellow student… 🙂


3 thoughts on “First blog post

  1. Hi Matthew!

    I am studying online from home in St.George Qld.I to love to exercise! I participate in triathlons and love other sports such as netball and tennis! I am in my third year of study and I can’t wait to finish and teach rurally. I never thought I would be blogging either.. but here I am blogging… haha

    Goodluck with your future studies!

    Kind Regards,


    • Hi Claire, great to hear from you. I have not been out to St George for a while now, but all I can say is you must be made of good stuff as it gets tough to train out there.
      So this whole subject has got me thinking and when I look at how I went about my training 20 years ago to now, it has changed immensely.
      My coach and I communicate through an online log, I’m move in social running circles that are solely made possible through Facebook, I have an alter ego on Instagram that I plan to launch a book through, and we all know that if it’s not on Strava it didn’t happen.
      Long gone are the days of sitting with your coach every few months to plan and working off hand written programs. I don’t even have a diary anymore. My entire training experience is made possible through my Garmin and laptop… It really is mind bobbling when I look back.
      What technologies have you embraced with your sport? And has it made rural life easier, or are you hamstrung through issues like network access?
      Now I’m going to go and see if I can find you on Strava. 🙂



      • Hi Matt,

        St.George is not a bad place to train it just gets very hot in summer! In regards to sport, technology has helped me through the use of a Garmin watch and a fit bit and even my phone through different apps! These all help with the timing of the sport I am doing, the distance and with physical aspects as well, such as, setting and reaching different goals each week etc. I have never heard of Strava! What is it? I just googled it and it looks very interesting.



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