Thursday, 29 December 2016
I thought I would just post up a quick snapshot of the last couple of weeks from my instagram account (@im.in.progress).
I set this up at the start of the year and posted my first random picture in February…then until September I had “only” posted 19 pictures. I then decided that rather than flood my private FB page with heaps of riveting (to me…not so much to you) training and tri related happiness I would dedicate my insta feed to it. Since October I have posted 52 posts…..(only a couple making it to FB...you’re welcome ;P) Apologies to anyone reading this that follows me already...
I have really been enjoying my training lately and even with the festive break managed to keep some momentum going...win!
Anyway, below is a snapshot over the last few weeks in the lead up to the end of the year. I hope that you have had a restful and joyous Christmas period and I wish you all the very best for the year ahead!
Thanks as always for reading…and I look forward to sharing the journey to Florida with you more in the year ahead!
Thursday, 15 December 2016
So I’ve had a post bouncing around in my head for a couple of weeks now and this one will probably touch on some of the points. The post I have been mulling is a bit of a heavy topic and I haven’t yet found my personal way to vocalize/write on it…you never know…it might be a future post or it might remain one forever in my draft page….ohhh the mystery.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Ahh the joys of the post race glow…DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and tiredness…
As I sit here typing on day 3 post race I am happy to report that I no longer involuntarily whimper when attempting to stand up and I can now much more easily slip in and out of my car…phew! Once again, symptoms of being undertrained for the run.
Thursday, 1 December 2016
So in truth I am still trying to get my eating on point…it is proving to be more of a mission that I had originally planned. I suppose it helps that I have been eating like a training Ironman since I completed my first one A YEAR AGO! Seriously, this coming Monday has some pretty big expectations placed upon it.
Monday December 5th.
· 11 Months until IMFL (Ironman Florida – now you know).
· Official start of the Bike Base Build (BBB….just made that one up…took ages)
· Starting to reform my good/better eating habits…out with the bad and in with the good (silent sobbing)
· Motivation and focus return to point…
Why December 5th…well this weekend (December 4th) I am in the inaugural Ironman Western Australia 70.3 in Busselton.
Friday, 25 November 2016
So the early alarms are still proving to be a bit of a bug bear with me at the moment…the good news is that the weather is improving and we are getting lighter and warmer in the mornings so my list of excuses are becoming very short in supply.
|Kind of sums up my eating too a little...|
In theory I should be able to build a decent enough habit over the summer/tri season that winter should be a doddle with regards to getting up (sorry…even I was laughing as I was typing that dribble!).
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Thanks Megan Trainor for the catchy title. Not exactly the most butch song for my first embedded video link...
One thing I am quickly remembering with the (attempted) return to regular training is the early alarm settings. It is a real struggle to drag my carcass out of bed
most some mornings.
On a side note, I probably should invest in a more quiet coffee maker as I am
sure that the novelty of the machines warm-up routine at 4:30 will wear pretty
thin pretty fast with my wife (especially as it means the boys wake up and
crash any chance of extra sleep for her!). Who knew that the grinding process
of a few measly beans could rival a rock concert…
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Well looking back it has certainly been some time since I last updated the blog…4 months to be specific. I have still been reading other blogs and motivation has been on a rollercoaster ride but the ability/desire to string a few words of my own together has ebbed and flowed…while I am certain that my family would disagree, I am not actually one for saying/typing something for the sake of it…honest! That said I now actually have something exciting to say….
Friday, 29 July 2016
Well I have not really been feeling the blog love of late…ok I’ll admit it been patchy for a while.
I have found it a little difficult to find and keep my family, working, writing, training mojo of late. It is interesting, in a geeky nerdy way, the impact of a disrupted routine. I find some focus, cling to it passionately for a few days/week maybe and then loose it and hit the skids for a couple of days before finding a new “passion”….
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Friday, 27 May 2016
So I typed (and deleted) a “feeling sorry for myself” post. It is actually the first time in 4 years that I have deleted a post. I have to assume it is because I am in a bit of a funk with regards to this hamstring of mine!
Yeah, so I am potentially in a bit of denial…but I am not yet ready to face the prospect that it is not better.
Monday, 23 May 2016
So my return to running got off to a flying start, I made it all of a week before I got injured and had to record my first DNS of the running season!
|Yup! Pretty much...|
After a pretty good week kicking off the running season I was feeling pumped to be heading to Park Run on Saturday morning. It was cold and damp and I had been out the night before so would have happily rolled over and stayed in bed that morning.
Thursday, 12 May 2016
So the tri season for me has ended after the successful conclusion of Busso at the start of the month. And with the end of the Tri season begins the Running season…dun dun daaaaaaa….
LOVE The Awkward Yeti
So here we go on a wild “rock and roll” adventure of run training over the next 4 months culminating in my first attempt at the Perth City to Surf Marathon in August.
Monday, 2 May 2016
Yesterday (May 1st) marked the final major event of the WA triathlon season and with it the start of the off season.
|And that is how today has gone....|
How did I mark the momentous date in the diary….by participating in my second Busselton 70.3 event.
Friday, 22 April 2016
My last post was as I entered the “off season” LAST YEAR (June 8th)! Yikes…excuses, damn right I have excuses but that’s not what this is all about.
As the title suggests, I feel a little lost and at sea with my motivation at the moment and my random ramblings is one way I am hoping to fire up the fitness desires again and get back on the wagon (again).
So what has happened since last I typed…here’s an abridged version…