The one I didn’t think I’d have to write… Post Ironman Blues

So after all the anticipation, nerves, elation, fatigue, exhaustion, happiness and shock of completing your A race in a time you could only dream of there is, inevitably, an element of ‘post-race blues’ that start to sink in once things start to return to normal.  I’m not going to lie, this has been a pretty…

Ironman Frankfurt 2017… Didn’t See That Coming!

As I write this we are cruising down the Autobahn on our way back to Blighty after a pretty incredible few days in Germany. I’m still in absolute shock after what happened yesterday, but we’ll get to that in a bit… So my alarm went off at a horrendously early 3:45am, I slowly came round…

Race Week!!!

So here we are… race week is finally here, feels like it snuck up on us a little too quickly towards the end there!! Monday was a rest day, which was fine by me as my legs were feeling a little tired after the weekend! Simon started a new job in London and a new…

It’s the final countdown… 

So after a busy weekend filled with house stuff, I was pretty tired on Sunday evening. Moving house is hard work, even with removals help!!  My alarm went off bright and early on Monday morning at 5:00 (yes I thought moving 10 mins away from work would stop this silliness too) as I’d decided I…

A Big Week… Perfect Timing?!

So Monday started the way I’ve begun to really enjoy, an early alarm and a blast on the bike. 22 miles in the morning sunshine done before 7 am = pretty perfect in my eyes!  Tuesday saw another early start, this one took the record… 4:55am alarm! Out on the bike again, this time with…

Almost nearly not quite pretty much taper time… 

Monday morning I went against the plan and headed to the lido for a swim… I’ll admit the early get up wasn’t actually that much of a challenge, and the swim itself was pretty lush. It felt great to stretch my achy muscles with a gentle swim and it was a gorgeous morning too! The…

What a week… only 4 to go!

Well here we are, another Monday, another blog post, and another Starbucks skinny latte treat 😊 recovering after a very heavy week last week, and feeling ready to taper soon now! Last week started with a swim on Monday morning, an easy freestyled set with a main set of 5 x 400s to get 3km…