It’s been a tough week…

I should be super excited… I should be looking forward to my big adventure down under… I have done all the training – it’s gone really well, I feel strong – much fitter than when I qualified which is a good thing.  I am not injured. But this week, mentally, I have found it extremelyContinue reading “It’s been a tough week…”

Less than 3 weeks to go…

With less than 3 weeks before I race and exactly 2 weeks before I fly, I have found this week extremely hard, both mentally and physically.  I am getting a little nervous. I have struggled, I won’t lie.  Early morning wake ups to get the training in before my day starts as well as losingContinue reading “Less than 3 weeks to go…”

Less than 4 weeks to go…

Just under 4 weeks to go before I race the World Triathlon Championships in Australia! I still can’t believe that I am heading out there.  The suitcase has come out of the loft and a little pile of stuff is starting to accumulate in the corner! Training has been going well, very well – IContinue reading “Less than 4 weeks to go…”

6 weeks and counting…

I still can’t believe it’s real!  I am going to Australia to represent Great Britain! 5,000 of the world’s best elite and age group triathletes from 46 nations will be heading to Queensland for the final race of the 2018 season and I am one of them! In just 6 weeks, I will be racingContinue reading “6 weeks and counting…”

Overwhelmed… and thank you!

It’s been an overwhelming week this week! I picked up my race kit on Friday – to say I was excited was an understatement.  I picked up my trisuit, a polo shirt and a swim cap – cannot wait to get to wear it! The kind donations for sponsorship has been so overwhelming – IContinue reading “Overwhelmed… and thank you!”

A day in the life of me…

Today has been a crazy busy day, but a great day. Today was not your typical day, but in some ways it was, everyday is very different in my life. It’s a Friday, which means morning swim at Bradfield College with my Triathlon Club, Tri20 at 5.55am – poolside.  I love my morning swims withContinue reading “A day in the life of me…”

I haven’t always been sporty

I was never the sporty type. I was the chubby teenager who conveniently forgot her PE kit, especially for athletics and cross country. If I did have to wear my gym knickers, I would insist on wrapping my school cardigan around my waist to prevent my wobbly thighs being on show. And, the day, theyContinue reading “I haven’t always been sporty”

The wait is over…

As my fish fingers cook in the oven (fish finger sandwiches are my favourite if you didn’t know)… I am sat here contemplating if I should head out to Australia to represent Great Britain at the World Triathlon Championships in September. OMG.. I am a GB Triathlete… Yes, me…. I qualified… To represent Great BritainContinue reading “The wait is over…”