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Tips for your first Ironman

A little while ago, I posted a question on social media asking for some tips. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of responses. I thought it might be helpful to categorise them and share them with you… What is the one thing you wish you had known when training Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Ironman 2017

Kona podium 2017

Watching the coverage of the Ironman World Championships is inspirational… but most people don’t have 17 hours to spare, so this highlights video that focuses on ‘ordinary people’ may provide motivation for you within 10 minutes. The island may not care who they are or why they came. Its currents Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Iron to the Core

Sebastian Kienle

Decorated long-distance triathlete Sebastian Kienle gives an inside look at what it takes to be an Ironman. From preparation to race day, it’s a life spent enduring gruelling trials, but every small success makes the arduous journey worth it. Iron to the Core video IRONMAN World Champion! The man in Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Anything is possible

To accomplish something extraordinary, one must have an extraordinary dream. A goal so high, a journey so demanding, that its achievement to most seems impossible. For 35 years, Ironman has defined a sport, growing from a single race into a global movement and a new generation of athletes. 25 countries Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Ironman Objective

Christophe Suquet

Do you have two minutes to spare? ironman Objective, an inspirational triathlon training video with Christophe Suquet, is a great way to start your week. Passion. Determination. Generosity. Perseverance. Ironman Objective. If you’d like to learn more about Christophe (and can speak French), you can follow his blog: http://christophesuquet.over-blog.com  


Planning for 2017 and SUTRI aquathlon

After feeling too tired to run on Monday, I arranged to meet my running buddy on Tuesday… but fate conspired against me and I didn’t make it, so I was pleased when Teri said that she could run on Wednesday. I drove over to The Common and did a gentle Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – The Iron Nun

Sister Madonna Buder - the Iron Nun

Feeling old this morning? Watch this video about the Iron Nun and feel inspired! Sister Madonna Buder has the current world record for the oldest woman to ever finish an Ironman triathlon, which she obtained at age 82 by finishing the Subaru Ironman Canada on August 26, 2012. If you’d Read more…


What are your goals and dreams?

Let your dreams set sail

I think it’s important to have goals and dreams in life. The name of my blog clearly explains my goal: Fat Girl to Ironman I am planning to complete an iron distance triathlon… and am still hoping to lose a few more pounds along the way. I also have many Read more…


Ironman Weymouth 70.3 – my A race for 2016

Ironman Weymouth 70.3

Woohoo! I’ve now entered my final A race for 2016 (with the other two being Southampton Half Marathon in April and Long Course Weekend in July). I’ve entered Ironman Weymouth 70.3. However, this wasn’t because I’d been repeatedly nagged to enter more Ironman events by Ironman: There are a lot Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Iron Cowboy

James Lawrence the Iron Cowboy

James Lawrence is a double world record holder. In 2011 he completed the most half iron distance races in a year. In 2012 he completed 30 iron distance races. He decided that wasn’t enough, so in June this year he set off on a journey to complete 50 full Ironman Read more…