From Last Post to First Post

Ironman Finish Shute 2015
It’s all about the journey, but the finish is pretty good too!

Yay, here we are, already to start afresh, I’m excited, I’m determined and I cant wait to get going.

I will be filling all the blanks as we go along, but briefly this is my second attempt at a blog, my first being a failure in just about every aspect including  visitors, likes, comments, follows and more importantly, the challenge I was blogging about! So after a little time spent reflecting, I decided to start the new year with a new blog and a new challenge, which is all about getting back on teh bloody horse and trying to not be a complete failure this time!

I think a good way to start my new blog would be to repost the last post from my previous blog ( if you wish too see it all in its full glory). It was the final realization that I wasnt achieving what I wanted and had actually gone backwards. I was questioning what I  would do next and wondering if the  inspiration would come back.

I’m glad to report my inspiration came back and I will be writing about the new journey (which isn’t actually that different from the old one, but maybe a little more realistic and in a much more beautiful place!), hence the decision to restart my blog afresh. I am determined to not only ensure to do everything I can to complete the challenges I set myself, but also to  make this a much fresher livelier blog, more in-depth, more personal, showing not just the training schedules but the people and the places along the way. I have already written the next post where I describe my new situation and my new mindset, but will be putting that up in a few days once I sorted out the logistics of this new site.

So here it is, the last post of my old blog – Get The Run Done (posted on 4th Jan 2018)

It has been a while since I wrote, basically because I am currently caught between a rock and a hard place in terms of what I am doing now and over the next 6-12 months, both in terms of sport and life in general.

Since summer I had suffered continual spate of coughs, colds and general sickness to the point I seem to have spent more time suffering or recovering then I have done healthy. I normally expect one, or max two, bugs per year, but I have had at least 5 in last few months. This has totally knocked me off my stride and screwed with all my plans in terms of getting fit enough to qualify for Half Ironman finals this year. It was always a long shot but was maybe possible if I had been able to fully immerse myself in to intense training plan since October, but travel and sickness means I am now actually less fit then I was 4 months ago. I actually think the stupid levels of travel has been a big contributor to weakening my immune system, along with way too much stress from way too many places causing my mind to flip out at times, so trying to get that under control will definitely be a step in the right direction.

I need to think hard what I should do, but at least in terms of training I am ready to get back on track.  I did get out and run on over the weekend (a gentle 8km jog that actually hurt), plus I did a 1 hour session on the bike so now feel ready to start following a plan, but I just don’t know what exactly I am aiming for. I generally find that inspiration comes along when I need it most, so I am keeping an open mind and will see what pops up to hook me. In the meantime I will be ramping up my training, looking to initially lose the extra KG I have added, and get some spring back into my stride. I have signed up for a Half Ironman in June, so whatever happens I have at one race to aim for and once I get a planned trip over with next week, should have at least a month of no travel to allow me to focus and get some consistency in.

I am sure things will work themselves out, life is too short to worry too long. In 20 years time no one will remember the problem that kept them awake at night so its stupid I miss out on the good stuff as I get caught up stressing about the bad! But until I sort out what is what and where I am going, I will be putting this blog on hold as I focus on pulling myself out from between the rock and the hard place I find myself in.

Don’t forget – get the run done, you’ll feel better once you do.


So that was the end of my last blog, all very dramatic and moving, but now we are back with my new and improved, whiter than white and 8 out of 10 cats prefer “Time to TRI Harder” blog – look forward to see you here again soon.

Note – Despite having blogged for 6 months, I am still very new to all of this. I am happy to learn from every one who visits, so please leave a comment, a like (or not), follow me or private message me.


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