A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of cheering and spectating at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Watching the best in the world compete in my favourite sport on home turf was inspiring, especially as several of my training buddies and friends were racing. Having watched first hand their dedication to training pay off, … More Dream It. Believe It. Live It.
One day at the start of a Maths class in year 12, our teacher drew a long line all the way across the length of the whiteboard. She then put a tiny dot on the line, and said that was the significance of our school formal in life. In the whole scheme of things it really wasn’t a big deal, the day would come and go and life would continue as usual… She was clearly wanting us to stop talking dresses, hairstyles, formal partners and get back to work. At the time it didn’t feel like that was true, but in hindsight she was quite right, and I reckon an Ironman draws a lot of similarities to the small dot on the long line that was our school formal.
The build up to an Ironman is huge, once you pick your race months in advance it’s on your mind a lot. Every day involves training, recovering, refuelling and repeating (of course with a bit of work and family stuff in between). You try not to let it consume your whole life but as the hours of training increase and the date draws closer it manages to creep into most aspects of life.
The day then comes and goes. You either have the best day of your life or … More The Next Challenge
Imagine the scene: You wake up in a soft, comfortable bed. It’s early, your alarm goes off and rolling over you see coconuts and palm fronds through the windows and you realise where you are, there’s no going to work today, you’re in Phuket, Thailand. Bouncing out of bed you get dressed in your finest … More Thanyapura Dreaming…
I penned my last post “Come Fly with Me” at the airport, heading to Thanyapura Phuket, and here I am seven days later writing the next one as I’m homeward bound. I had high hopes of getting some material written and working on this blog whilst I was away, however that didn’t happen. The amount … More Homeward bound
I am sitting at Melbourne airport with a coffee in hand, my brother next to me, one hour until we board and the world at my fingertips. (Literally and figuratively) It hasn’t been lost on me how wonderful and rare the opportunity is that I’ve been offered, and to say I’m looking forward to it is … More Come fly with me…
Destination races… My favourite kind of race. I have only done a couple (so far), but I have enjoyed each one and with new races popping up around the globe continuously why not combine your next race with a holiday? 5 top reasons why I love destination races… 1. The Destination Itself If you are … More 5 Reasons I Love Destination Races
This time last week was the day after Ironman Malaysia, muscles were sore, memories were vivid and I was so damn hungry I could eat a horse! I’m not quite ready to relive the nitty gritty details of the whole 12 hours and 10 minutes and write a race report, but that will come soon. … More Ironman Malaysia Reflections
Selamat datang ke Langkawi (Welcome to Langkawi) where the weather is warm, the beaches are beautiful and the monkeys are plentiful. It’s race day eve, no real similarities to Christmas Eve except maybe the anticipation levels and planning an early morning wake up tomorrow. Race day eve is a different kind of special, it’s nervous excitement … More Ironman Malaysia Eve