I never do anything in halves and why would I just do one thing, when I could do a million?
2011, so far has been an exciting in my world of triathlon and beyond the world of swim, bike run.
Having spent most of January climbing the hills of the Snowy Mountains, and dodging the wild Queensland weather on the Gold Coast – I am learning that after a year of rapid improvement, it is now about being consistent & PATIENT and getting the little things right.
As a textbook example of a Gen Y kid I want everything yesterday – which is not necessarily a bad thing. I will use the euphemism of hungry and determined as opposed to impatient. But such “hunger” means I over-analyze everything and expect world domination after 18mths in the sport.
My first hit out – for 2011 was none other than 3rd round of the Kurnell Olympics – amidst Sydney’s heat wave and preceeding a 48 degree day where I ran 26km and swam 3km! The heat got to me, and not so graciously collapsed with heat exhaustion. But the win out of that was I finished, despite having little recollection of the last 500m, still managed 4th overall and your actions of yesterday effect today.
The first goal race for 2011 – Geelong, and I was excited to race despite the back and forth of triathlon? Duathlon? Cancelled? – With the wind still up, and coming at every direction – given that I am knee-high to a grasshopper, and not as strong on the bike as my other legs, I struggled and battled in the wind. But was happy with improvements and the training is paying off , clocking the fastest female run splu– and finishing 2nd to Tils in the Opens.
I am now gearing up for Husski Sprint, Mooloolaba and Sydney races – along with Surf Lifesaving State & National Championships in the next month. To make the year even all the more crazy I have commenced studying my Masters of Journalism which has always been something I have been so passionate about and I am excited that I am able to go back to university.
I am excited about my last race for the season – and sometimes I need to remind myself that 18mths ago I wasn’t swimming or riding and a 20min run 3 times a week was pretty much the extent of exercise. I am proud of what I achieved and excited about what lies ahead.
Oh, and I couldn’t think of an appropriate segue to plug my 3 new sponsors – but I am so excited to have teamed up with:
Torq Nutrition – A sports nutrition company with products made from all natural sources and nothing artificial. I was so excited by their products that I was no longer eating all natural products daily and shoving artificial stuff in my mouth for training and racing. A massive thanks to Dean and his team for helping me out with the best products and believing in me.
Rival Swimwear & Running Bare – to have teamed up with these 2 brands is amazing. I now am donned in BRIGHT swimming, and running gear. So now not only can everyone hear me they can now spot me a mile away. To be associated with the Rival & Running Bare brands is very humbling that these brands believe in me and my goals.
The Running Company _ these guys are awesome. They throw you on a treadmill and put you in a million pairs of shoes to make sure you get the right pair. They make you feel like the Cindarella version of running J