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the power of words

It is amazing how the words from others at times can affect us. It may be a simple comment said in passing or a more serious conversation that takes place. 778 more words

Where's Wallis? Jervis Bay, Australia

I heard ‘Jervis Bay’ mentioned numerous times in my first month in Australia, especially when I asked people where they would recommend I visit outside of Sydney. 2,122 more words


Run for Clarity

Running clears my head. I used to run plugged in – ear buds in, listening to an upbeat playlist. Fearing that I would be left alone to my thoughts, which often included, ‘you’re breathing sounds laboured, slow down…no don’t slow down, I want to run better, faster, stronger…ugh, that person whistled at me…’, I turned the music up so that external noises – including my laboured breathing – were inaudible. 839 more words

Fort McMurray

One week out

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

                                                                                         -Elbert Hubbard


The week before my first (and only) race of the season, and well, first ever triathlon for that matter!  159 more words

Distance Sports

A Winter Training Update

Do you ever have one of those days where time just eludes you? You are so busy doing this and then scurrying to do that and then there’s this other stuff that you really should finish up as well? 461 more words


Adaptability... or lack of...

On the training plan today it read: 3.9km swim and 1hr 30 steady cycle, which of course being me I had already planned the whole day to a T around these sessions (practically in 2014!). 693 more words


Take On 2014 Kona

Here’s a great little recap of my first trip to the Big Island back in October for the Ironman World Championships.  A big thank you to Sugoi Performance Apparel for all of their support.