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Planning for your Ironman support crew

Pile of Ironman branded cowbells

If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that I missed the deadline for my original challenge (to complete an Ironman by the age of 40). It’s still a goal, but I know it’s going to take me a bit longer to achieve it. To that end, I’m still Read more…


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

Men on the Kona podium in 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 by his bike.

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

Ironman Anything is Possible logo

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 from Ironman Objective posing with his tri bike

Do you have two minutes to spare this morning? Ironman Objective is an inspirational triathlon training video with Christophe Suquet. Watching it 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 Read more…


Planning for 2017 and SUTRI aquathlon

Collage from SUTRI aquathlon showing Tamsyn, some marshals and some ducks

After feeling too tired to run on Monday, I arranged to meet my running buddy on Tuesday. 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 warm 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?

Book with the words 'Let your dreams set sail' on it

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 logo

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…