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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: Island House Triathlon

Island House Triathlon logo.

The 2017 Island House Triathlon will take place at Highbourne Cay in the Bahamas on 17th – 18th November. It will be staged as three events over the course of two days, awarding $500,000 in prize money. There are four British women taking part: Leanda Cave, Rachel Joyce, Holly Lawrence and Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Bad to the bone

Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2015 athletes

If you have 10 minutes to watch this video of Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2015 then you’re bound to feel inspired (and in awe of the athletes who take part). Transcript “If you’re looking to test your personal limits and find your mental and physical boundaries in a single day Read more…


Fast Fuel – eating for success… and a giveaway

Vegetarian food.

Even if you’ve not been following my blog for long, you’ll know that nutrition is important to me. I’ve successfully managed to lose weight by eating a healthy balanced diet. I have only put on 7-8lbs by Week 39 of pregnancy by eating well, so I’m always interested in learning Read more…


DNF and I feel fine – a guest post from my husband

Stuart finishing HOWL aquathlon

Originally I had planned to write a post for Tamsyn’s blog after IM Copenhagen but things didn’t go quite to plan and following on from that I wasn’t feeling what I thought I should be feeling so hopefully this post will also help me explore that a bit. Firstly, I 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…


Monday Morning Motivation: Bailey Matthews

Chances are that unless you were on holiday in a remote location at the end of July, you’ve already seen this inspirational video, but it’s so heart-warming and motivational that I wanted to share it again. Eight-year-old Bailey, from Doncaster, has cerebral palsy and was cheered over the line by Read more…


Impatience

I’m currently off work as I’m ill and the lack of exercise is making me grumpy and impatient, as well as providing me with the time to browse online, which is never a good thing.I’ve seen a few humorous videos this morning, such as but mostly, I’ve been reading other Read more…


2014 race awards

Tray of champagne coupes

For this post, I’ve linked up with Montana at Pretty Lil Mudder and a few other fab fitness bloggers – be sure to check out their posts. Here are my 2014 race awards… drum roll, please… Most Scenic Course For me this award has to go to Lanhydrock parkrun It’s in 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…