Paris is for…

Paris… Good food, good wine, and a running in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower! This past weekend I headed to Paris to participate for the second time in the La Parisienne 6k women’s race. Living in London means it takes just one train ride and about 2 and a half hours to get to […]

The London Triathlon: Defining Our Own Limits

I am still in awe.  Writing the next sentence humbles me, overwhelms me, and is like a dream. But I know it is not a dream. My hip flexors and quads remind me. I finished the London Triathlon Olympic distance yesterday. I completely redefined my limits.  It was a humbling, emotional day.  And I smiled […]

No Time for Trials and Tribulations…

“Everybody makes mistakes, but I feel alright when I come undone… You are not making me wait, but it seems alright as long as something’s happening…” James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem Have you ever had a goal in mind, and then, for some reason, you just didn’t push hard enough to meet it? Why does that […]

Me v Me: Round 1

Sunday was the start to my 2010 triathlon racing season.  I did the Blenheim Triathlon Sprint distance (750m swim – 20km bike – 5km run). It was my first chance to see how all the training I’ve been doing with Coach T has improved things since last season.  A chance to see how I felt.  […]

The morning after the week before…

Light streamed into the room from the crack in my curtains.  Damn I should’ve closed them better.  But I was so tired I just didn’t care last night.  Looked at my watch – 5.30…  Hello British summer, if only the temperature was cooperating, you sure are here when it comes to sunshine…  Head back on […]

What a Perfect Day: Reflections on my 5k swim…

It really couldn’t have been a more beautiful day.  The sun was shining.  Shorts and t-shirt weather in mid-April, as the mercury hovered around 19C in the afternoon.  Bright blue skies.  And no ambient noise from airplanes as the volcano from Iceland has been spewing ash into the skies and there have been no flights […]

My Sport Relief 3 Miles

It seems like Sunday March 21st was a big day for runners.  All day I had the pleasure to read about runs:  from super speedy half marathons in Fleet, to first marathons done in LA – my twitter account (where I follow a lot of people who get out there and move) was alive with […]