Caramel Cuts, aka Sticky Toffee Brownies

Everyone has a food that triggers nostalgic memories.  But I bet you not everyone has a trigger rooted in their high school cafeteria. At my school (Punahou) caramel cuts are the stuff of legend.  Served for easily over sixty years, these treats have been the source of many torture messages and tags from my classmates […]

Life Post Race

This is the first time post race I have felt – at least in my muscles – good.  Not sore.  Not like frankenstein.  Just… Good. Going up stairs has been fine.  I have had a bit of swelling in my left knee, which I expected given its condition, and that has made going downstairs a […]

Harwich Triathlon Race Report

Forgive me if this doesn’t read like a typical race report.  I am not going to bore you with the details of how long my transitions are (In short: LONG).  I’m not going to bore you to death with my pace per kilometre stats.  Do you really want to read a blow by blow?  No.  […]

5 for Friday

It has been a while since I posted some links to articles or things I’ve stumbled across that have gotten me thinking.  Here’s a few that I came across in the last weeks that have given me pause for thought. 1.  Victoria Arlen loses paraswimming classification As I have written about before, classification in parasport […]

Accentuate the Positive

I am racing on Sunday.  I can’t quite seem to wrap my head around that fact.  It will be a triathlon unlike any I have ever done – a swim in the North Sea, a cycle on open roads (sharing traffic with big lorries – yikes!), and a 10k run off the bike – the […]

Charity Spotlight: CMT Awareness Month

Over a decade ago, I had motivational profiling done at work.  My boss at the time wanted to understand team dynamics better, to help her to better manage us and optimise some big projects we were about to launch.  There were three types of motivation a person could have – achievement, affiliation, or power.  It […]

Project #GetStrongStayStrong

I am SO READY for the offseason to be here.  If it wasn’t for my pesky mechanical DNF at London a few weeks ago, I would already be swanning around and enjoying the “no race is on the horizon” feeling.  Instead I am daydreaming about what comes next, while putting in the work to get […]

6 Pairs of Shoes and My Naked Feet (part 3)

One of the great things about having a running coach who is a self-confessed geek about running biomechanics is that it means that my interest in understanding “why” is met with an equally enthusiastic “let’s figure it out” response.  I suggested to James Dunne of Kinetic Revolution that we film my gait and foot strike […]

6 Pairs of Shoes and My Naked Feet

On Saturday I had a track session with my running coach, James Dunne of Kinetic Revolution.  I have been working with James since June 2011 to improve my running biomechanics.  Let’s just say that the gifts of CMT and Hypermobility have not left me naturally endowed with running grace.  But I am determined, and I […]