Thursday, September 16, 2010

Big wheels keep on turnin'

It seems this little dream of mine has grown wings the size of the new Qantas A380 and has branched out to include a much bigger and brighter deal. As soon as I get given the green light, which should be Monday night I can spill the beans on it all and invite you into this exciting venture. Believe me, I would like nothing more than to tell you all now about what has been going on in the last 36hrs+, but I think I should wait for certain proceedings to take place. Are you excited? I am!!!!!!!

So, in the meantime whilst emails are being sent backwards and forwards all day long I went back to the pools after 2 days rest and belted out a 2.5km swim. It felt so easy, like the last two days of trying to recover from a dreaded illness had never occurred at all. My session was more about drill work and trying to focus on high elbows, nice long strokes and clean water entry.
  • 500m Fr/s Warm up
  • 8 x 100m Fr/s scull for 25m, Fr/s for 75m
  • 10 x 50m Fr/s sighting every 4 strokes
  • 10 x 50m kick with fins
  • 200m cooldown
It's amazing how when things start looking up in your life, doing some good old fashioned work feels easier than you ever thought imaginable.

I also came across a lady swimming in the lane beside me who had taken to talking to one of my friends. She stated that she was doing the swim leg of the GoldCoast Half Ironman and was very nervous about not being able to stand or see the bottom. I tried to give some words of encouragement. I really think we are all capable of alot more than we give ourselves credit for. I also found out her husband is part of Panthers Tri Club - didn't get his name though Duhhhh!!!!
I told her that she should join the club so I think in the process of trying to encourage her, Panthers Tri Club may have just gained itself another prospective member. Yay me.

Tomorrow is physio day and then Saturday is another bike ride with the girls. Can't wait - they truly are a great bunch of gals. Sunday will have myself and family off to Sydney to support friends who are running the Half and full marathon in the Blackmores running festival. Should be an awesome day.

I am bursting at the seams to let you in on my little venture.


  1. I am excited for you!

    Also, when I fly over to Sydney in Nov I will be on the A380. I booked my flight special just to fly on the plane!

  2. You're killing me here!

    Sounds like you have a great weekend planned...a great ride and a day watching the marathon in a fantastic city. Have fun!

  3. Ahhh, the 380. If I am on the Freeway at the right time I've seen the Quantas 380's crossing the road in front of me landing at LAX. Huge.

  4. TRI-james: that's exciting. I flew on the A380 Emirates and even in economy i felt like I was first class. The seating space is awesome. How long will you be staying for?

    misszippy: I am so excited. It has all turned out like i would expect and I feel so honoured :) And yes this weekend will be awesome.

    Patrick: They are massive to say the least. Always wondered how something so big stays in the air.

    Quinton J: Will do. Thankyou.

  5. I'll be in Sydney on Sunday too - running the half. Excited and nervous!

  6. Char: That will be so exciting. So many people for me to keep my eye on. Goodluck with it and have fun.

  7. Ok gorgeous girl, you have to tell me, pllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeee!! ;-)


  8. I'm excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it!

  9. Spill it, spill it! It is at least 16 hours since you posted this, you must be able to by now! Cant wait to hear what it is!


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