Friday, August 19, 2011


Wow, what an amazing few days I have had since my DNF last Sunday. The most important thing I learned out of this :

I can never go wrong
my family and friends

You guys held me afloat better than any floatie device on the market. And I am more than 100% sure that I would not have come through this as well as I did ( well I think I did) if you had not all been in my life.

I don't think there is a measuring device BIG enough to demonstrate how appreciative I am of each and every single one of you.

I am already putting strategies in place to make sure that I have given it my best shot in making sure this doesn't happen again. I have already bought myself some Motion Sickness tablets - heck I bought those puppies before I left Yeppoon. So that was TICK No 1.

TICK No 2 - I am waiting to hear back from Surf Life Saving Australia to see what I can organise in terms of helping me learn to manage Ocean Swimming. If I can learn to manage rough swell and not choke on so much water then I may not get as sea sick. HOPEFULLY.

And, TICK No3 - getting back on that horse and doing a club race. Yep, this Sunday. I'm itching to use my legs. This will be my first ever Duathlon. Looking forward to some fun. I'm so glad to be back home.

So what am I looking forward to most now - catching up with friends, enjoying some down time, having fun with a few new adventures and then getting cracking on some more training for the Nepean Triathlon.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats,
so you can know who you are, what you can rise from,
and how you can still come out of it.

~ Maya Angelou ~


  1. Good luck at your duathlon!! you are gonna do great!! keep up the good work with your awesome workouts and look forward to reading your posts and adventures.

  2. Ocean swimming is as much about confidence as fitness & technique, the Oceanswims website has almost all the openwater swims listed and Bondifit ( and Oceanfit ( do classes. Balmoral tri club also does openwater swims in summer. Good luck!

  3. Steve: Oh thanks. This is just for fun. Actually they all are but this is just to get my feet wet again "So to speak".

    PTC: Which one of my wonderful PTC'ers posted all these links? THANKYOU :)

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