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Tokyo via Helsinki…

Jizu statues wearing red hats and capes

Our journey to Tokyo started at 5:45am as we wanted to be on the road by 6:30am. This was a fortunate decision. We had travelled less than five miles before getting stuck in a traffic jam. The traffic was slow-moving for an almost an hour, which gave me plenty of time to ponder Read more…


Embrace Sports 11/10/14 End of ‘party camp’; bring on triathlon week.

Plane in the sky

It was sad to know that ‘party camp’ was coming to an end. I got up quite early to say goodbye to people and then had some time to do what I wanted, which was mainly lounging around. It felt odd seeing the new group of people arrive. Everyone seemed Read more…


Day 8 of Pyrenees Tri Camp with Embrace Sports

Lake swim on Day 8 of my Embrace holiday

It was sad that it was the last day of our holiday. I was also feeling exhausted through the exercise and lack of sleep. I felt a strange mix of not wanting the holiday to end combined with a desire to curl up in my own bed and sleep for Read more…


“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.”

The other Blue Box yacht

In 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt persuaded his fellow countrymen to be bold and accept that for progress to happen, changes have to take place, with a sailing analogy: “To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” Embracing new opportunities At the Read more…


iPads, Coffee and Cake – presentation day in Paphos, Cyprus

20th March Here is today’s IDEAfit photo a day image for the theme ‘Bold’ – it’s the brave female triathletes who I went on holiday with in November. Note that the lads weren’t brave enough to get into the pool!!! I woke before my alarm went off at 6:30am, having Read more…


Disappointed by the infinity pool

White lighthouse

Thursday was my first full day in Paphos (Cyprus). I got up bright and early, ready to go out for a run with Fiona. I was excited about the good weather and the opportunity to explore… and was also enjoying the fact that there was no pressure on me to Read more…


I’m going Greek!

It’s been a while since I’ve finished a blog post (I’ve got lots of half-written ones), so I’m sorry. I’ve decided that I’d better just write each day and I’ll fill in the gaps as soon as possible. Today has been a busy and LONG day as I’ve travelled to Read more…


Embrace Sports Algarve Triathlon Holiday – Day 2

Silhouettes of swimmers doing up each others' wetsuits

We were up early for our first full day on holiday as we had to be ready to leave the Giramar by 6:45am. Fortunately, we knew that there would be enough time to eat on our return before heading out for a bike ride (including the Punisher), so I didn’t Read more…


Catching up!

Tamsyn holding up a gingerbread man iced with a 100 parkrun t-shirt

It has taken me a long time to finish writing this post, so apologies – I hope it was worth the wait! I’m going to go back to just after Paris Marathon… After Paris Marathon, it took me a few days to feel like running again, but by Wednesday, Kirsty Read more…


The big day arrived

Tamsyn and Kirsty in front of L'Arc de Triomphe before Paris Marathon

As I expected, I did not sleep well before Paris Marathon. I have been reading Paula Radcliffe’s autobiography. She makes it clear that the night before the marathon is not the most important, so I wasn’t too worried. I was unable to have my usual breakfast (porridge), but Kirsty and Read more…