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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…


This might be the most exciting thing has has ever happened to me…

Team SOAS photo of Tamsyn with the slogan "A year from now, you'll wish you had started today"

OMG OMG OMG! That was what went running through my mind when I opened up laptop this morning, but I didn’t have much time to ponder the contents of the SOAS Racing email that I had read as I was going to parkrun. Not just any parkrun, but Eastleigh parkrun, Read more…


Embrace Sports Algarve Triathlon Holiday – Day 4

Three pastel de nata (egg custard tarts)

On Wednesday evening we got all of our stuff ready as we knew that we would have an early start on Thursday. I was looking forward to the swim but was nervous about the long ride to Aljezur. Fortunately, some humour sneaked onto the schedule boards: The runners weren’t sure Read more…


Planning for 2014

Neon stars.

With only 10 weeks left in 2013, I thought I should start planning for next year. My five-year plan included the following for next year: 2014 1600m swim 63-mile sportive (IoW) Marathon Sprint I haven’t booked a 1600m swim yet, but I may do Bournemouth Pier to Pier swim in Read more…


The Ironman that never was.

This morning, I felt shattered, so I decided not to get up and go for a swim. Then I made the radical decision to ignore my schedule entirely, so instead of rescheduling my swim for after work, I decided to have a rest day. This is quite unlike me, but Read more…