So.... the training build for Geelong 70.3 started 2 weeks ago with sessions that use to be 1hr long are now 2-3hrs, swimming 2000m to over 3000m. At the same time work went nuts with every one wanting landscaping completed by Christmas (there are another 11 months of the year people 😕) This morning I was up at 3.30am to get a 35km ride and a Run Brick done so I could be on site by 7-7.30. 7kms into the ride on the trainer I started to zonk, by the time I reaches 17kms I had completely gone. You can actually see the dip in the graph on the second photo 😵. There has only been one race that I couldn’t complete because of 3hrs sleep the night before and bad nutrition chooses. The thought went through my head it could happen a 2nd time. I took the bike off the trainer and out onto the road I went. Thankfully that saved my bacon Mmmm bacon 🥓 😋. This post is in no way a complaint or whinge, Its just an update on how I’m traveling for Ironman70.3 The road to any thing you want is tough. Sometimes you would rather stay home, go see a movie or spend a night cuddled up with your delicious girlfriend. A lot and I mean a lot is sacrificed. Partners: they go through this with you. They are the ones that don’t spend the night cuddled up to their boyfriends. They too miss out on going out but for some reason they support you 🤔 Today I was finally able to put into words why it’s so sweet crossing that finish line and receiving your bling. It has nothing to do with that moment. It’s the months and hours of training, it’s the days that your stuffed but you still put on the sneakers and out the door you go. It’s the times you leave a friends early or refrain from having another beer because you know you have to get up early the next morning. It’s forcing your self to get UP and out of bed. Yeah it’s tough....... it’s exhausting. To know you have committed your self and you put in 200% everyday .... VICTORY is oh so sweet. My favorite medals are
Goodbye 👋🏾 Friday Jr., & hello three day weekend! 🎉🤩 Today, is my “Friday” and thank goodness for that! With Christmas fast approaching, (11 days to be exact!) every night this week has been busy AF and it’s been nice to Netflix & chill tonight. 🙋🏾♀️ • Now that I’m working towards building a solid base for Boston, I’ve realized my strength workouts, and eating habits have been non existent or hella out of pocket lately. Sweets, on sweets, on sweets, on sweets! 🤷🏾♀️🍫 • No shame in my game doe! I don’t feel bad one bit, and neither should you! My outlook has always been to enjoy life, and never feel guilty about food. Especially during the holidays! 😜 6️⃣ chilly miles 🌬🏃🏾♀️| gettin stronger erryday!
Flashback Friday. To this Ultra Journey athlete @kazu.kuwata 🏃🏻♀️ winning the Yurrebilla Ultra. Way to put in the hard work and get the result! 🏆 Trust in the process and the results will follow. #yurrebillatrail#trailrunningsa#theultrajourney
Today's Ellen's Fave is about thermal and pockets and navy - The @brooksrunning Threshold Tight for women! First, it's brushed lining adds incredible warmth. Second, I LOVE outer thigh pockets for ease of housing a phone, keys, money etc... very rare to find in a good thermal tight. Third, it comes in a beautiful Navy or Black. Fourth, wide waistband for comfort. Fifth, also available in black pant style sans outer pocket but chock full of thermal. #brooksrunning#fleetfeetsports#fleetfeetroc#fleetfeetbuff#thermaltights#winterfashion#winterwarriors#runhappy
Throwback to my first #ultramarathon which left me stripped raw and super super super sad for a few weeks after. In some ways, I’m still healing. 🏔 _________________ Running does that to you. Finish lines can bring with them a whole damn backpack of emotions that sometimes you’re ready for, and sometimes you aren’t. (I wasn’t ready for the feelings after that race, that’s for sure.) _________________ So I was feeling super sad and super moody and then I got these flowers from my Grandma. My Grandma who is seriously the most badass woman you’ll meet. She is 80-something (I really don’t know because age sure doesn’t even slow her down) and still runs, Zumba’s, shops, and sasses her way through life with more spunk than most 20 or 30-something’s I know. _________________ When I look at this pic, and think about the note they came with, and the emotions I was struggling with, I am reminded that sometimes, 👉celebrating ourselves is the hardest part of the journey👈 (and yet the ✨most important✨!!). _________________ Celebrate yourself today (and know that @denver_the_husky is celebrating you too!!) 🍰 _________________ Runners, have you ever felt super sad after a race? What feelings does the finish line bring you?