Saturday, February 19, 2011

An eventfully long day.

This is the AWESOME tag I was greeted with opening up my DailyMile account. I have officially been branded and I love it. I shall wear this badge with honour and try to do the position justice.

Training yesterday was great - even though it's a recovery week I still managed to get alot done in my day. The bike ride felt good - I really tried to focus on good form and kept repeating my head what Eliza told me on Monday "use your hammies and quads, don't just push but pull up as well". So with that in mind for an hour and forty minutes that is what I did.

It definitely feels different and you know when you are doing it properly as I can all of a sudden feel my hammies and glutes start to work. It doesn't hurt it just makes it feel more powerful. You get propelled forward at a much faster rate with less exertion.

Then after riding 46km in that time frame I ran off the bike for 20mins. Felt good too, my legs felt fresh and were just rolling over nicely. Normally I get off and run like I have done a doody in my pants for a km or so but not yesterday. It finally just felt natural.

Then yesterday afternoon after picking up the kids from school we made our way to the Regatta Centre for the Club Race. I did not compete but I did volunteer - as a Paddler. Where else would I be but in the water. Totally unique being on the other side of the fence so to speak. I love feeding off everyone's pre race vibes but more so love seeing their faces when they have finished. Everyone looks tired but stoked that they have competed.

So too all of you who competed in the "Production Automotive Tune up Triathlon" - well done. The race was capped off with a yummy pizza dinner for all. I have never seen so much pizza get cleaned up the way it - we had some hungry triathletes.

Then this morning I headed off to the courts with Stephen and the kids for their lessons. I am so proud of them and glad the kids took after their father in their tennis genes. Check out these shots:

Wimbledon - here we come.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage