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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…


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…


What should you put in an Ironman special needs bag

Ironman athletes by special needs bags

Now that Stuart has entered Ironman Copenhagen, I’ve already started to think ahead to the day itself (it’s only 11 months away!) Having done two large triathlons that required kit to be in bags, I know how important it is to plan ahead. Many iron distance triathlons allow athletes to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – From 280lbs to Ironman

If you’re struggling for inspiration, check out Ginger Kaburek’s amazing story about how she lost half her bodyweight and became a certified personal trainer: From 280 pounds to indoor ironman KRC personal trainer completes Ironman triathlon in one day to make history at facility Save


Monday Morning Motivation – Touch the sky with Alex Zanardi

Alex Zanardi at Ironman Kona 2014. A quote is written on top of the picture is the text "I feel gifted for having had more than one of these days in my life where you really know what the word happiness means".

Alessandro “Alex” Zanardi is an Italian racing driver and paracyclist. Zanardi won two CART championship titles in North America during the late 1990s. He also had a career as a Formula One racing driver. More recently, he has attracted widespread praise for his return to competition in the aftermath of Read more…


New Year’s Resolutions – is it worth making any?

In 2015, I will be: spending more time with my family (whilst also making new friends and expanding my social circle) rekindling my passion for an old hobby (and trying my hand at something new) shifting that extra stone/14lbs/6kg and not giving into any unhealthy temptations whatsoever. Yeah, right. With Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Mike Julien

This week’s motivation is the inspirational story of Mike Julien who has battled cancer and completed an iron distance. Sadly, his triathlon days are now behind him, but that hasn’t stopped him – he has now moved on to running ultras. What an amazing guy! This first article tells of Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – From Fat Man to Ironman

Dan Hyatt wearing a wetsuit

This week’s motivation comes courtesy of Dan Hyatt, who managed to lose nearly 10 stone (135lbs) to put him on the path to a healthier life and much closer to his goal of becoming an ironman. You can learn more about Dan’s story here: ‘From Fatman to Ironman’: Dad loses Read more…


18 months into my 5 year challenge… what have I achieved?

Achieving my interim goals - woman holding a mug that says "Like a Boss"

18 months ago, I laid out my plans. A year ago, I reported back on my progress. So it’s now time to check up on whether I’ve made any progress in the last year. Here’s a recap of my goals. Year Swimming Cycling Running Triathlon 2013 800m swim 42k cycletta Read more…