beyond the ninth wave

beyond the ninth wave

“Wave after wave, each mightier than the last, Till last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep And full of voices, slowly rose and plunged Roaring, and all the wave was in a flame” ~ Tennyson “Idylls of the King: The Coming of Arthur”   This post started life as a couple of race recaps, […]

race of destiny

race of destiny

The title of this post comes from a song I have recently stumbled on, along with the lyrics of that song, it seems apt, if not a teeny bit melodramatic… In just 2 days from now, I will be taking part in my first triathlon; it’s a baby one, with 250 metre swim, 10km bike […]

week zero, day one

week zero, day one

“What is Week Zero?”, I hear you ask… Well, basically it’s me making a start on the next chapter/phase/era before making a start on the next chapter/phase/era 🙂 Not quite a preparation week, and yeat also not quite a “fully into the swing of things” week either. In particular I am still getting my head […]

thirty three months

thirty three months

it’s been mentioned before on this blog; after the achievements of 2015, there has definitely been a period of adjustment, recovery, and really just re-establishing routines and getting back into the swing of things. with the Australia Day Ultra training and race day done, recovery from that complete, and new horizons set, the past few […]

new beginnings

new beginnings

it’s funny how things come together and work out; just the other day I was talking about how this amazing adventure started five years ago, and prior to that, talking about how triathlon training, and ultimately completing a triathlon, was part of the next phase. well, training starts tomorrow, with session 1 of the Perth […]

five years

five years

when I headed down to Australind on Friday, when we set up the “Hearts Across Australia” base camp, when I went to the registration desk and got my race bib… I was completely oblivious to an amazing fact. on the 20th January 2012, exactly 5 years before, I put this site and the Facebook page online (under the name “no […]

and now for my next trick…

and now for my next trick…

so the dust is beginning to settle, and the legs are beginning to function again… and as is usually the case after an event or milestone, the brain is working overtime… where to next? what’s the next challenge? well the fact is, what happens next has been on my thoughts for quite a while. even […]

why do we do it?

why do we do it?

Yesterday, I took part in the Australia Day Ultra down at Australind. It’s the third year for this event, and my third year being part of it. Today I am sore, tired, struggling to walk normally and feeling sun-kissed and weathered… It was the culmination of 32 weeks of training; 32 weeks working towards the […]

just be happy

just be happy

it was just over a year ago that I returned to Perth, and with 12 months to process everything that has happened, I finally feel as though a fog of some kind has lifted; there is a renewed clarity and understanding. I have been trying to put my finger on it; why was I so […]

let the fires burn inside

let the fires burn inside

a scary thing happens when you start listening to your heart, many scary things in fact. you start finding yourself in places you never imagined, starting finding yourself outside of the comfort zone. you start finding yourself looking back and wondering “how on earth did i get HERE?” it is all so very confusing. you […]