This month last year i was there for the wwe super showdown at the g. Last week tho i was instead at pax aus. This was taken just as i was heading home. Prob wont be in the mcg again til next footy season. I do miss it that beast of a stadium.
One of the most memorable parts of my Melbourne marathon last Sunday was running barefoot on the grass of the MCG. The “G” as it is affectionately known sees great sporting athletes from many codes on its hallowed turf. Now I can also say I have been there too. Also memorable was running the marathon in a fasted state, running the last 10km barefoot (will run all 42.2km barefoot in 2020) and recovering easily. Also having Lauren and Christian there made it extra special. Life rocks. #theprimedlife#melbournecricketground#melbournemarathon2019#melbournemarathon#barefootrunning#mcg#fastedrunning
Chocolate malt combined with de-husked roasted malt gives a rich, smooth backbone which is left sweet following the ferment. Secondary ageing with organic cacao combines with the residual sweetness to impart a rich chocolate character to this big-bodied double stout.
Come to our place tomorrow night to get yours at our Tap Takeover!
Throwback to Round 18, 1998. We lost to the Bombers by 1 goal after SOS, kicking out from from the goal square (after marking a shot for goal by Mark Mercuri right on the goal line), tried to hit Dean Rice, but it was a grubber of a kick, missed Rice and fell straight in the hands of Scott Lucas who slotted it from 35 metres out with 31 seconds remaining. I remember being really, really pissed off when the final siren went!!😭 Enjoy the pics of the OLD MCG!!! #throwbackthursday#throwback#carltonfc#boundbyblue#essendonfc#mcg#melbournecricketground
“They were 2.8 per cent more economical when smiling than when frowning,” says Noel Brick, lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Ulster and coauthor of the study. The reason for this difference has to do with facial feedback. “When we make a facial expression, we may experience the emotional state we associate with the expression,” says Brick. “We associate smiling with happiness or enjoyment, states that make us more relaxed, so when we smile, we are consciously trying to relax. By adopting the facial expression of frowning, however, we are experiencing an emotional state of feeling tense or less relaxed.” This little trick becomes especially useful for runners who need to conserve as much energy as possible over the course of a long-distance run. “Runners tend to tense up when holding higher paces, specifically by tightening their jaw, which, in turn, can prevent the runner from benefiting from a nice, relaxed and open airway,” says running coach Meghan Takacs. “When a runner is super-stiff, they will tire out a lot quicker.” Takacs says her experience with runners has shown her that smiling is key because it brings on a positive mentality, and running is as much a mental game as it is a physical one.
Guess who just ran the first sub 2 hour marathon this weekend!
Olympian, WR holder, and actual superhero Eliud Kipchoge! But in other news I shaved 2:30 off my time (and tbh kinda killed it) at the Melbourne Marathon Festival 5k even with a hurt ankle so if anyone is looking to write an article on the perseverance of the human spirit in the face of adversity you know how to reach me 🏃🏻♀️
Fourth ½ marathon done and dusted! I’m really getting good at this not-training-yet-somehow-still-managing thing 🧐 It’s making me wonder what time I could actually achieve if I properly dedicated myself to run training...Congrats to everyone that ran today, especially @jolizgil for smashing out her first half marathon at a killer pace! Full marathon next? 😅 // @melbmara, wearing @nimbleactivewear and @asicsaustralia // PS swipe all the way right to see how I refuelled at dinner 🤩
Up at the crack of dawn to run 26.2 miles, or 42.2km as they measured it here. The first half of the race went very well, but part way into the second half I had lots of people overtake me including the 3:30 and 3:40 pace runners. Battling cramped legs towards the end and having to stop at points to stretch my legs out, I eventually crossed the finish line in a time of 3:44:30, in full view of a small crowd at the MCG.
This time last year I was able to tick a massive item off my bucket list and completed my first full marathon.
I became a marathoner!! I’m still so proud of myself for completing it even though I didn’t get within my desired time, and I can’t wait to participate in this event again next year:) It was the greatest feeling crossing that finish line knowing that I completed something I had worked hard for and put my mind to!
A huge team of 65 Hustle & Thrive runners will be participating in the @melbmara tomorrow.
A massive shout out to our super coach @lpalmieri81 who has our runners all prepped and ready to go. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Run like the wind team - we’ll be cheering on a sea of coloured teal tomorrow.
I think it's about time that we throwback to the 1992 WorldCup with this celebratory picture of Pakistan's cricket team bursting with excitement after defeating England in the final at the MCG in Melbourne.
At 141-5 with as many as 19 Overs remaining . . .
When an Australian Victory was on the cards...
When even a draw looked unlikely...
OUT WALKED MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI, THE INDIAN CAPTAIN! ❤
And like an absolute WARRIOR as he has always been:
He calmly played 39 deliveries...
Remained unbeaten on 24 Runs..
And ensured that his team manage a DRAW without any fuss whatsoever! 👏
Although, as he was walking back to the dressing room, he had a stump in his hand as if his team had achieved victory...
To manage a draw from the jaws of defeat, it was indeed a victory for him because at that particular moment, only he knew that in about half an hour's time, he will say goodbye to the longest format of the game!
Yes, no prior notice...
No fancy farewells..
The man served his country for 90 test matches . . .
Performed all the 3 duties of Captaining, Keeping and Batting for 7 Years . . .
And then quietly.....very quietly stepped away from the scene! __/\__
3 Years since his retirement now . . .
But for a lot many people out there, TEST CRICKET HAS SIMPLY NOT BEEN THE SAME AFTER 30th DECEMBER, 2014.
. #WeMissYouMahi ! 😢