Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Don't go chasing waterfalls?


It's the end of the season, and I'm glad. I've had a fantastic year, although towards the end I was running on empty, particularly at Bala. Big shout to Rhian who came second and rocked it! Also my team mate Adey has been burning the nitro this season and is showing some real form. Good work!

So now for a little down time - as in downing tools not feeling down!!

I've had a go at road racing, pure adrenaline, racing in the moment, sweat pain and smiles....beautiful! Race 1 on a closed road circuit and I scraped home in 7th, race 2 The Prestatyn Crit a classic course, I tried to get away a couple of times but kept getting pulled back the sprinting was fierce - not what a triathlete is used to!

I've tried mountain biking........leave tractors to farmers!

I've swam in the lake a few times.....

I've partied hard......

And I've taken the dog on a tour of some local waterfalls in Betws Y Coed & Dyserth......he didn't seem that interested, but he did get to have a good ol' shniff!!!!

Monday, 7 September 2009

Inspiration....

It's been a while since I've posted. Since I've had a sucky race down in Porthcawl - I love the race, it's the Welsh Championships and one of the highlights of my season......usually. I simply did not race!! I had a shocker, tired, lethargic, terrible. It put me in a bad place, and the mood has been dark for a few weeks afterwards.....

Which made me think of one of the coolest quotes ever "But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. " Rocky Balboa. I wish I'd thought of this quote earlier instead of sitting around sulking. Bala Standard Distance is coming next week time to put things right....