The Great Pool Panic

This post, although edited, originally appeared on Instagram where I started this blog.

what to wear for your first triathlon

Ah, swimming. Or should I say ‘ARGH! Swimming!’  If you go too far wrong, you can drown or get eaten by a shark – so it’s pretty important that a triathlete gets this bit right.  I am confident that I could breast stroke just about any distance, but I would be too slow (I know this because I timed myself, in a desperate bid to convince the planet that I could be the first triathlete to complete all swim sections doing breast stroke) Continue reading

So, What Is A Triathlon?

This post, although edited, originally appeared on Instagram where I started this blog.

My first triathlon suit

What to wear for your first triathlon? The tri suit that I make hideous but is actually very comfy

Immediately after signing up for the Bribie Island Short Course Triathlon, I started my training with a heavy session… on a comfy chair, in front of my laptop.  Googling. Continue reading

Welcome to the Bribie Island Triathlon Series

This post, although edited, originally appeared on Instagram where I first started this Blog.

Welcome to the Bribie Triathlon Series

The email that started it all

I truly never thought I would ever enter a triathlon, but my friends I must share with you that last month when we got back from the UK something clicked inside me.  A huge weight had been added to my stomach by our trip, but an even huger weight had been lifted from my shoulders, not just from seeing my memories come to life, seeing Dad, saying goodbye properly to Nanny and Grandad, sharing family secrets, having some serious conversations with myself, all that good stuff… But going back to the UK had been something I had been meaning to do for almost 10 years, and I didn’t realise it but it had become a massive mental obstacle. When we got back, I felt free and in complete control of me. Continue reading