My first experience at racing in a World Championship event was definitely an eye opening experience for me. You may find this strange but I was reminded of when I first came to Wellington and started University. I had been doing well in events in my age group here in New Zealand but going to Mooloolaba for the Ironman 70.3 World Champs was next level, much like the transition from High School to University. When I arrived on Mooloolaba Beach there were so many focused and fi
I think I am allergic to chocolate! Life is over! I came to this realisation while trying to find out why my hay fever is so bad and affects me all year round. Readers – I warn you, you may find this post a bit gross. Hay fever is not new to me. I have been plagued by it since I was about 11 years old. I have not so fond memories of wanting to scratch my eyeballs out because the itching was so bad. But because my Mum was quite cheap, and we only went to the Dr when things wer
Warning. This post is about chocolate…and then breakfast. At the beginning of the month I had to give myself a good talking to. I was about a month into training and I was acting like I wasn’t going to go overseas in a few months and race an Iroman in ridiculous heat, knowing that no matter what I said out loud I would still secretly want to do well. So why was I then stuffing my face full of chocolate again? I think the answer, as always, was tied up with my mental mind set.
I haven’t had much to say or update you all with in the last month. Mainly I have just been eating chocolate. That would make a very short post! For those of you who like me to talk more about my actual training and less about chocolate you will also be disappointed. This time after the New Zealand Ironman I forced myself to have a decent rest. Now normally “rest” to me simply means that I don’t have a programme and I’m not training for a specific event. I instead start to do
Red bikes are fast… As I past the woman in my age group who was previously in 1st place I thought to myself “I can’t believe it! I’m in 1st place! Can I maintain this for the rest of the marathon?” It was only 8km into the marathon part of the Ironman and I was feeling on top of the world. However, my supporters were telling me that I was in 2nd place…and then a woman in my age group past me. Sorry, she flew past me. I was left wondering what I was going to do? Had my Kona dr
Taupo 70.3 (Half Ironman) seems so long ago now! I’ve already forgotten all the pain! This has probably been helped by a little indulgence over the Christmas period as well as an opportunity to take a break from work and relax and rest. Yum! However, that did not mean a break from training. In fact, the last three weeks has seen many hours of training. This last week I have done: Over 18 hours of training; 289km in biking; and Over 2500m in elevation. But without the stresses
My worst nightmare and best dream all at the same time Actually my worst nightmare is the zombie apocalypse. But back to chocolate – I seriously can’t believe that there is any chocolate left in this Snowman. What restraint I have shown for 4 days! I even let my husband have the chocolate for day 1. It’s all about small changes. I also recently read an article about someone who lost a lot of weight (about 40kgs) and they were talking about moderation. This is not a new concep