Some old photos

I found a few old photos the other day from the 2011 Alpe d’Huez Triathlon. Oh there’s some stories from that race that I may share with you all one day! But I love these photos. And that bike. Great memories.sports74.ru   Isn’t it funny how finding a few photos, even from only a few years ago, can send you on a trip down memory lane?   Loving life. And Noosa!   ...

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Recovery …..

Its been 4 months post Surgery and things are much better . I can finally walk bare foot again .berryjam.ru I’m back to some moderate amounts of training . No particular program as such , just enjoying getting back out the bike and in the pool again . I’ve started running on the Alter G ( anti gravity treadmill )  and progressing slowly .  I wont say its been smooth sailing .  Not running for over a year a seriously weakened my feet and body .There a lot of niggles that are mentally challenging  me . I’m back living on the Gold Coast...

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I finally resorted to Surgery …..

After 5 months of near to no training  , no pain relief .ir-leasing.ru I got some fresh MRI’s and had a discussion with my surgeon .  ( he has  successfully operated on my foot before in 2007  Different injury ! ) It had been long enough . The scans were disgraceful and it was time to operate. Of course I was hesitant on deciding what to do . Cutting or releasing the plantar fascia isn’t like touching something we ‘don’t need . The plantar fascia is a very important role in the foot functioning properly . My foot was too much of a...

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Please …Does anyone have an answer ??

As I sit here thinking of how to start this blog I would love it to be like any other … good news to tell  , training is great and I’m ready to crack on with the season . Wishful thinking …polvam.ru Don’t get me wrong. I always consider myself a very fortunate, lucky person and it’s been these last 8 months especially I keep reminding myself that . I  have really been struggling . In fact the last few months has by far been the toughest time I’ve ever been through. Physically and emotionally. And before you read the rest (...

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Merry Christmas x

Well firstly I’d love to wish everyone a Merry Christmas ! I hope you have a safe and fun filled day with family and friends .dekor-okno.ru My Christmas day will be with my family and close friends & this year I’m back home in Australia and happily sitting on the beach . Actually I’m currently sitting in the sand of a lovely little beach on the Northern NSW coast. The serenity! To me Christmas always seems a time to reflect on the year gone by. It also serves to remind myself how lucky and fortunate I am . So here we go , as...

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Forced end to my 2013 season …

If you have read my previous post you would know that post Madrid I have been struggling with my feet . Although I had some nasty and random aches I just put it down to typical PF .  Week by week went by . I got more and more frustrated . I’d try the odd run in hope to be pain free . I came home from St Moritz to be helped by the wonderful and ever so knowledgeable Physio Alison Rose . My body a mess . Neurally and muscularly . After loads of treatment , rehab and even...

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Injuries are a drag …

For a few weeks I’d had a little bit of a sore foot which I kind of managed through my easy runs . Then ,a few days before travelling to St Moritz I did a track session with this slightly sore foot /heel . It was nothing I couldn’t run through . Although it got worse on my recovery jogs of that session and the warm down I tried not to limp .Как укладывать брусчатку The next day I headed out for a run …fail . Even cycling was aching . I went to the doctor and probably rushed into the decision...

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Back To Yorkshire…. Madrid WTS

Back to Yorkshire…then onto,,,, Madrid ..Рудбекия In my last post I was on my way back from the States . I was happy to arrive back to Yorkshire and the country roads . I was determined to put in a good 4 weeks of consistent training  (after falling ill a few days prior to San Diego) –  before easing off the week of Madrid .   I won’t lie , my immune system seemed to take a battering as it took me a while to stop coughing from the illness I picked up in San Diego but I trained through it . Onto Madrid…… Well my history at this race had always...

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Auckland WTS

Leading  into Auckland training went fairly smoothly . I went straight back into hard training . Maybe pushed a bit too much as  I ended up straining my calf on the track which meant 1 week of almost no running but it was essential  to rest it or it would be detrimental  long term . The older, wiser me was smart to  let it recover properly that week  and  I managed to get a good 10 days block- of training in thereafter – with  an opportunity to escape to the Gold Coast and train with good friends Michelle  & Stuey Hayes ,...

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2013 – Off and Racing!

WELLINGTON  OCEANIA OLYMPIC DISTANCE  CHAMPIONSHIPSlux-standart.ru Less  than 2 weeks after arriving back from the UK I  made a last minute decision to jump on a plane and go Race Wellington Oceania  Champs in NZ .A tad hesitant as I probably wasn’t over the long haul flight and  also whether I should race Mooloolaba the following week instead . Anyway I flew in late and  unrested, got there extremely tired and thought I’d made an error .Race morning I simply didn’t want to get out of bed . I probably under-estimated what  a difference just  a 3hr time zone  change make ....

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