9 Weeks to Go…

Here we are, 9 weeks out from Ironman Frankfurt and only 2 weeks away from my first tri of the season- Swashbuckler half IM in the New Forest, one I raced well at last year (5:04, 4th lady!)… After having a week off last week on holiday post London Marathon, and having been ill the…

A Neapolitan Adventure…

After a bit of a lie in on Wednesday morning (and some last minute packing by me…) our taxi arrived to take us to the station to start our journey to Naples! A short ride and train journey later, we arrived at London Gatwick airport and having already checked in, breezed through security into the…

London Marathon 2017

I woke up on Sunday 23rd April feeling tired, a bit groggy and wondering why on earth my alarm was going off at 05:00 on a Sunday morning… then I remembered- MARATHON DAY!!!! I showered as usual and headed downstairs to try and force down some breakfast and a coffee. Porridge with berries and almond…

London Marathon 2017… The Build Up

So the last few weeks have been something of a rollercoaster of emotions… new job (so far so good!), house move progressing, foot injury improving only to have morphed from plantar fasciitis into peroneal tendonitis as well…  The training has been going reasonably well, despite a horrible new commute I’ve been managing to fit most…

Week 13… End of an Era

So last week was my last week in navy and white… after handing in my notice 8 weeks ago, the time finally came for me to hang up my stethoscope and tracksuit bottoms and move on from physio. A fairly daunting step but I’m excited! Training wise, I gave it a good go. Started the…

Week 12… 

DOMS… I woke up on Monday with a baaaad case of them following Sunday’s 20 mile race! Maybe I pushed a little hard for a ‘training’ run… but it was probably the lack of stretching and rolling afterwards that contributed to it 🙈  Monday evening, despite it being the last thing I wanted to do,…

Week 11… The Ups and Downs of Ironman Training

So Ellie wasn’t lying when she said this four week block was going to be tough… 11 hours (ish) last week, followed by another 10 this week. Don’t get me wrong I love training, why else would I be putting myself through it?! But I think last weekend at the hen do took it out…

The ‘D’ Word…

I’m not a fan of the dreaded ‘D’ word, not one little bit. (I’m talking about Diets…) I just think as soon as you get in the mentality that you’re on a diet it’s associated with denial and feeling guilty if you slip up. So I’m not on a diet. It’s a ‘lifestyle change’! I’m…

Hello February!

So the first month of 2017 has been and gone. Well that was quick!  January is always a tricky month, people tend to have no money as the gap between pay days feels like forever, it’s cold and it seems like a long time to summer!  However this January has been pretty good, we’ve had…

2017… What’ll it be then?

Goals. We all love to set them, but how many of them do we actually fulfill and meet? I’m awful, each New Year my goals tend to always be pretty much the same- lose weight, tone up a bit and be healthier… how generic?! So 2017 I have decided it’s going to be different. Yes…

Guess who’s back…

Wow… I guess it’s been a while hey! July seems like it was ages ago, which it was I suppose! Almost exactly 4 months since IM Zurich. So what have I been doing? Erm, well, not much in the way of triathlon that’s for sure!  The week after Ironman I started back training far too…