I’ve always said that as soon as triathlon stopped being fun, I would stop doing it. I think I’ve finally reached that point.
I have officially gone ‘back on program’ with my coach Chris Hanrahan, of Performance by 3. I love this squad – amazing group of people and Chris prepared me perfectly for Ironman Cairns last year. What I’ve realised over the last little while is that choosing a triathlon coach is very much like choosing a husband and I recommend asking yourself 3 simple questions
The dummy spit. We’ve all been there. When the frustration builds up, the mind gets the better of us and we throw in the towel. After a very near tanty […]
Over the last few weeks I’ve had blood tests, a urine sample, 2 stool samples, 2 heart scans, an x-ray and an internal ultrasound. It all started with another chest pain scare that persisted for 10 days, and was eventually passed off as musculoskeletal pain (again). At one point I was on ‘complete heart block’, later downgraded to ‘second degree heart block’, meaning my heart was beating irregularly and too slowly. But what this diagnosis didn’t take into account was the fact I’m an athlete, highlighting the anatomical changes that have occurred since I started training.
Last time we met I had decided to go back to training. However training is not the right word, I have been exercising and loving every second of it. I have certainly found happiness again and a spirit of adventure through trying new activities, including corporate running, tennis and an inspiring acroyoga class
I’ve just returned from an amazing week away in a jungle paradise celebrating the New Year; to say it’s been an incredible festive season is an understatement. I have not one once of jealousy towards my training buddies currently at Bike Camp in Jindabyne and thanks to all for making my Summer so fun! A tropical escape was exactly what I needed, BUT gave me a lot of time to think. This is what 2014 looked like for me:
Let’s start with what I do know: Thankfully my foot injury isn’t a stress fracture. I actually have an extra bone on the outside of my right foot (yes it’s […]
We are now only 6 weeks out from Kona, things are finally feeling back on track, and my head is in a much better place. This has a lot to […]
Due to my ankle injury, swimming is the only training I can do, and having clocked up 20km in the pool last week, it feels as though I’ve got a […]
“State of Flux” – noun. A state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction or action. (Freedictionary.com) Since […]