Didn't train today, no real excuse just couldn't be f#&ked hey. .
So here is a shot from my other Fav hobbie modelling 😂😂😂 Bring on Port Mac Ironman very to meet some more Fobro's as we was very out numbered at Moo Tri 😏.
. #foherco#fobro#foher #triathlon#ironmantri#swimbikerun
Let’s talk race medals (or towels) for that matter.
Why do we judge our success by how many towels, podium spots or completion medals we get? i do it too. Don’t get me wrong, I loved standing on that podium yesterday with the @tribabes girls, but I’m going to be really honest and say it was probably my first/last time I’ll be there. It got me thinking of the reasons we are so excited by medals/towels. Is it because you feel superior to man kind? Like a total badass? Is it because you used to get them at school, but strangely as an adult you don’t get medals for spelling quizzes, cross country or times tables? Have we primed ourselves to think we need them to prove to ourselves (or others), just how good we are?
Who knows, but for now, I’ll be storing that silver medal 🥈 away in the cupboard, hoping that my workplace starts handing them out for maths quizzes, because let’s face it, I won’t get another one anytime soon 😂 And I’m okay with that. I’m still coming a nice 1st place, in the “me vs. me” comp. And that’s enough. 💪🏼.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget to slow down and enjoy the journey. This last week has been tiring and emotional and ... despite coach saying to keep emotions in check I did have a mid week teary. And then Today I realised I am racing at Anzac 100 in two weeks time (ahem... sorry... it’s a training run...) but that all my old tri suits were XL and I wasn’t sure they would fit well enough for a race as I wore one swimming last week and it filled with water like a balloon 😳 I knew I had both a medium and small in last year’s ambassador suits ... still with tags, that have never been worn as I couldn’t get them over my legs before ... so I immediately starting panicking thinking I need to go down to a large and right now I can’t afford a new tri suit! I was having a total meltdown and The lovely Georgie convinced me to try both the smaller ones on and what a surprise to find I can squeeze my butt into the small! I’ve been so caught up in all my training, mum life, uni, making sure I eat well... that I completely underestimated myself and where I’m at now. Still convinced I am the old me 🤦🏻♀️ I’ve forgotten to slow down and actually enjoy what Ironman has done for my life and how much it has changed me... it was never about weight loss. I never expected these changes ... I just wanted to find my happy. And I did. I LOVE training now, I feel stronger every week (sore ... but stronger...) and I kick goals all the time - doing things I never thought possible! So now I’m wearing my tri suit around the house, cooking dinner in it and feeling damn proud of where I’ve come from! I’ve had this suit for almost 18 months, since I had ankle surgery, and I feel so proud to be able to wear it on course for the first time repping @foherco in a few weeks 💜 (edit: photo on the left was taken November 18, the one on the right taken today)
A great run by Kat to add another PB performance to he results over the past 12 months. This performance is the result of the hard and smart work she has been putting in over the past 12 months. I couldn’t be happier for her.
Last week I got some ‘FOMO” about all my friends registering for a local triathlon so yesterday I went down and did a last minute entry in the Olympic distance at @moretonbaytriathlon which was today.
After doing about 2 pool swims in the last 5 months I was a bit anxious about the choppy beach swim today, and despite it being a very slow swim, I got the 1.5km done. Over the moon to get onto my bike I pulled out my fastest 40km TT yet (felt good being back on the Argon 18)
Onto the run, I had no expectations for today with 43kms of running this week in my legs, I was just hoping not to walk any of it. Ended up doing a PB for my 10km run off bike, 2 mins faster than I did when training for Ironman.
Sometimes it’s the less stressful races that are the most fun.
Huge thanks to my amazing @maverickscoaching crew and the @foherco chicks for cheering and to my husband @jimmyhl_25 who despite hating this sport, still comes to watch and cheer for me.
Also thanks to @ironmandan933 for being left of centre just like me. 🏊♀️🚴♀️🏃♀️
📸 - @the_social_triathlete & @jimmyhl_25