Survived the pool - about an hour and just under 1km of swimming. Lots of use of snorkel, fins, paddles and kickboard - lots of great coaching from Anne and nice to meet our other coach Jamie. Time for a snooze at the office... #ptcaccountability #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #trilife #accidentalironman #swimbikerun @perthtriclub ... See MoreSee Less
Anything is possible - including registration for the wrong event... better start training lol
youtu.be/qjxxYoL7nSUIRONMAN is a statement of excellence, passion, commitment. It is a test of physical toughness and mental strength. IRONMAN is about persevering, enduring and... ... See MoreSee Less
So apparently “Dear Gary Wilmot; Congratulations ! You are now registered for the 2019 IRONMAN Western Australia” doesn’t mean I registered for the 70.3 event.
My mistake was detected this morning while discussing the seemingly outrageous price increases for 70.3.
Turns out that I somehow managed to sign up for the wrong event. Was clearly tired / not thinking straight.
Choices now are:
1. See if I can rectify the mistake and get the registration switched to the 70.3 event 2. Defer entry to IM 2020 - which I intended to take part in if all went well with the 70.3 3. Take this as a sign that, as originally planned last year, I am destined to end the year of my 50th birthday with the words “you are an Ironman” ringing in my ears.
Well it seems doable? LOL
Option number 3 of course! Or in your wise words 'JFDI' 😂
4. Head to the Winchester, have a pint and wait for the whole thing to blow over
Go for the IM, it must be a sign
Oh yay you !! 👏👏👏Or holy heck ??? 😯😯😯..
Either way I know you will have a great time...and I'll be there to cheer you on 👏👏👏
Because it’s so far out they will most likely be happy to amend your entry!
DO IT GARY!!!!! Nick Cook has done two now and let me tell you the moment I heard ' Nick Cook...you are an Ironman' I burst into tears with pride, relief, and it was then I knew that all the training , pain for him and my frustration of listening to moans and groans and a lack of seeing my husband for 6 months....was all worth it!!!! An amazing feeling!!!!! Xxx
You have plenty of time to train. I say go for it! After completing Ironman Cairns a few years ago (with most people saying I'd never be able to) I am proof that anyone can do it if you believe in yourself. Can't wait to see you cross the line! Just believe in yourself.. that's the hard part!
Hey Clinton, looks like dumbass here has backed out of doing the Dec 70.3 with us.
Go hard or go home I suppose 😂
I got out of 70.3 by falling pregnant but may be a bit more difficult for you 😂
Signed up for the wrong event 😉
If I had to guess, I reckon the craziest option ;)
It’s definitely a sign! I did mine on 4 weeks training (won an entry). We already know how determined you are- you can totally do it!
That’s how I be spending my birthday 😂
You rock Gary 👍👍
It's a sign Gary , do it!
Gary to burst your bubble But you have said yourself that you are not Fit. Change your date to next year as you will be a complete nutter and everything else to do it this year. Think of your children!!!! You told me yourself when that man Died Fter running the London marathon that a lot of people are not Fit enough with no real training. Listen to your own advice train be fit and do it safely. Please Gary don't be a complete idiot. We don't want anything to happen to you from all your loving family xx
Back in the ocean for the first time in a while. Didn’t do much apart from a bit of splashing about, some short swims and just getting used to it all again #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub ... See MoreSee Less
That moment when you discover why the price of the 70.3 has apparently gone up so drastically... the few members of @perthtriclub present at that moment will no doubt confirm that the colour drained from skin... ... See MoreSee Less
last night’s inner tube replacement operation was successful and I enjoyed just under an hour of reacquainting myself with the undulating roads of Kings Park 😊 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #timetotri #trilife #swimriderun ... See MoreSee Less
How to prepare for a good relaxing sleep ahead of a morning ride with your tri club... check bike, notice flat, change inner tube... ah yes, bike riding and bike ownership, it’s all coming back to me now! #trilife #runningshoesdontdothis #ptcaccountability @perthtriclub ... See MoreSee Less
Just registered for this - when asked for “your story” I wrote this... 70.3 and eventually a full IM is the perfect goal for me to get my health and fitness back on track. Back in 2012-13 I lost about 30kg after quitting smoking, adopting a healthier lifestyle and setting a marathon as my goal.
Achieving that was amazing, and sent me chasing so many goals, and ultimately saw me walk across Australia from Perth to Brisbane.
Since getting back, I’ve struggled to get back to running properly and have seen my weight go back to previous levels. My fitness and mindset are worlds apart from where I was originally, but I need to get so much else back on track.
THIS is my motivation!
#goals #triathlon #roadtobusso #seventypointthree #halfironman #timetotri #nmmfg #makelifeamazing ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome!! I'll be there to cheer you on 👏👏👏
Best of luck!!
You CAN do this Gary. Good for you xx
You have the determination and guts to do this love but just make sure you look after yourself take advice so that you do it safely. You are a big man and not a natural athlete. I am very proud of you and want my son safe. Saying that it doesn't mean I don't want you to go for your dreams just do it correctly. You can do this love xxx
What are the distances Gary? I’m sure you’ll smash it. You’ve achieved so much 🙂
back in the saddle, literally. First training session back with @perthtriclub as part of the 6 week beginner’s program. Was great to meet coach Anne and see some familiar faces. Unfortunately had to skip coffee as I had left my ironed work shirt at home and had to go shopping 😜 #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #ptcaccountability ... See MoreSee Less
This... is so much harder than it looks lol. Kian had lots of fun and conquered the rope climb... Dad tackled a couple of things then rested lol. Great session organised by the @secretrockyrunners #baldivis #baldivisisok #aquapark #nosinkholehere ... See MoreSee Less
This is a photo of my first snake encounter on yesterday’s run.
Around the 1km mark a tiger snake and I got within each other’s own personal space* and gave each other a fright. Luckily the snake was already heading into the bush and therefore accelerated away from me...
The photo has some badly drawn yellow arrows that show where my pace and heart rate both spiked lol
* in relation to snakes, personal space for me is usually about a billion kilometres. ... See MoreSee Less
I feel that I’ve finally made it as a trail runner. My first snake video 😜Approaching the 5km turnaround, this guy was spread right across the trail, completely motionless. I stopped, waited, watched... and eventually it started to move. Bit of a more relaxed encounter than the one at 1km 😜 #sticksticksnake #snakesonatrail #nmmfg #trailrunning ... See MoreSee Less
Perfect conditions, gorgeous location... took this about the 1km mark. Moments later a close encounter with a tiger snake made us both move a little quicker 😜#trailrunning #snakesonatrail ... See MoreSee Less
Getting the mojo well and truly back - loving the 2nd season of the Forest Series from @ultraserieswa - today was event 3 of 4. Leaning Tuart Ultra, with a beach theme. I signed up for the 12.5km option #nmmfg #makelifeamazing #lifestylereboot #trailrunner #comebacktrail #running #letsgohoka #timetofly #usanareset ... See MoreSee Less
things got serious this week... signing up for a 6 week novice program with @perthtriclub and giving the weight and nutrition side of things a boost with a @usanainc #reset
With the @ultraserieswa “leaning tuarts” event this weekend, a trip to the Gold Coast for @gcmarathon in July, and a “third time lucky” crack at the Australia Day Ultra 100km in January... this year will be a great one!
no more excuses, no more wishing things were back on track, no more mr fat guy 😜 #nmmfg #lifestylereboot #ptcaccountability #makelifeamazing ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like the first 7 weeks of my journey to 100km will be on the #darkside
Being a novice again seems like a great way to get well and truly back in the swing of things, get some accountability from my tri clubmates, and set myself up for a “turning 50” year of awesomeness...Are you dreaming about your first triathlon? Stop dreaming and start now!
Our 7-week training plan kicks off on 28th January from only $210 and culminates with the Mullaloo Sprint Triathlon on 17th March.
For more information, check out the flyer below :) ... See MoreSee Less
Runners normally take care not to be swooped by magpies, but at Saturday’s Australia Day Ultra, they were trying to find these and claim bonus points - this one was claimed (eventually) by @simply_cyns #adu #ultralife #volunteering ... See MoreSee Less