Tuesday, March 8, 2011


This weekend starting as of Friday, will be an action packed weekend. Why, well this Friday is my birthday and I am turning 37. I used to be concerned about what it was going to be like venturing close to the 40's but now I realise I am exactly where I want to be in my life. I am fit, happy, content at last and look forward to embracing this new year in my life with much excitement and fervour.

I am also excited because on Saturday-Kurtis, my twin son is going to take part in his first Enticer Triathlon.
I will be taking part in the event with him so we can both enjoy this awesome day. It is going to be an early start - Race starts at 7am SHARP, so not sure how this teenager will cope opening his eyes at about 5. This will definitely be a tester. I look forward to seeing his expression as he tackles his first Triathlon and the wonderful sense of accomplishment he gets as he see's that he is capable of tackling anything that comes his way - not just during the race but during his life.

Then on Sunday I tackle the TriShave Women's Sprint Triathlon. I am excited and nervous all rolled into one. I have a goal that I wish to achieve in this race, and that is to knock off 2 mins. The last Sprint Tri I did with TriShave I did 1hr 18min. I think I can do this but you just never want to get your hopes up. I am feeling much more confident in my cycling and my running ability but still never want to "count my chicken's before they hatch".

So with my recovery week underway, I look forward to resting up as much as I can so I can give it my all this Sunday. What do you guys have planned for the weekend?


  1. Love it that we can "inspire";)) our kids to take part in what we love.
    My sprint tri last year...my oldest came along and did it with me as well. We had a race going on the bike segment. I think I won....;)))

    Good luck. Can't wait to hear how it goes- for both of you!

  2. Woohoo! That is so awesome that your son is doing his first tri! Good luck to him and you this weekend! I'm sure you are both going to do great!

  3. I cant make Sat morning to watch (a 4wd club friend is getting married and I'm doing their hair)but Paul will be there....we are all going to try and get out there on Sun though to cheer you on! In case we dont make it, all the best, and to Kurtis for Sat xx

  4. Dawn: Yes, I like it too. I think Kurt is going to really like it alot. I will definitely post a race report full of photos.

    Aimee: I will let him know of your well wishes. I think this will boost his confidence.

    Jennie: Thankyou for trying to get out to see me on Sunday. I will let Kurt read your comment it will definitely put a smile on his face.

  5. Ian and I have agreed that this is the weekend we lose the training wheels on his bike. We're going to a lawn in the park and I'm gonna hold on to bike until he gets going and then let go. We will repeat this until he is riding. This is the way I learned and look at me I am a triathlete now.

  6. I will be 37 this year as well in just about a month. I too used to worry about how "old" that seemed, but now I realize it's a great place to be. Good luck to both you and your son this weekend. It's awesome that he's doing his first Tri!

  7. My little girl is getting all growed up. :-)

    Cant wait for your race, so you can amaze yourself and your husband will see all your hard work paying off.

    Congrats to the kids race, careful this could get expensive.


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