Crossing the line…

Last year when I crossed the finish line, I cried.  Not because I was in pain – quite the opposite actually.  The 2008 London Triathlon took place in gale force winds and horizontal rain, so I decided to go nice and slow during the tri to make sure to avoid any falls (strictly forbidden by […]

It was only a dream…

It is now less than a week before my wave of the London triathlon.  And in less than a week I will also be done with my wave of the London triathlon.  Every time I think of it my heart begins to pound a bit quicker, my adrenaline kicks in, and even though I know […]

I Tri for the Breast Cancer Campaign

This year I am once again doing the London triathlon for a breast cancer charity – this year by becoming a part of the team which is supporting the Breast Cancer Campaign.My mother died from her breast cancer in 1999 – a full 15 years after her initial diagnosis, after being given 2 all clears, […]

Cycling in London

Who says cycling in London is for the insane?  Or that it is not fun?  I used to, but I don’t say it as much as I did, especially after two great rides on Thursday and Sunday.Thursday.  I headed out of the “Big Boy Pool” (thanks @holisticguru for that name!) and commuted to work by […]

The London Bike-a-thon

I usually post my blog updates on Mondays, however on the Wednesdays leading up to event days I have decided to start to write about the various charities I am supporting.This Sunday, the 19th of July, I am participating in the London Bike-a-thon, which supports Leukaemia Research.  Leukaemia Research supports all types of blood related […]

Sunshine on my shoulders

Friday.  Alarm rings at 6.  Groan.  Why did I agree to get to the pool at 7?  I am *not* a morning person.Why?  Because it was a chance to go to a new pool – the London Fields Lido – about a 20 minute cycle from my place.  Refurbished for years, I had yet to […]

A Team Sport

Triathlon is made up of three individual sports done in succession – swim, bike and run.  For me, each discipline represents a personal and individual challenge, made more complex with the addition of wearing a wetsuit, stripping said wetsuit off while running, throwing shoes on for the cycle, battling elements as they come your way, […]