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    Rehab & Starting Over

    In just a little bit over a month I’ll be starting my 2014 Ironman 70.3 training.  It will be my second attempt to finish, after a spot of over-hydration took me out of the race and into the medical tent earlier this year. Yeah… I was a little over-zealous with the whole water drinking thing.  And come to think about it… it was a New Thing I Tried On Race Day.  Lesson learnt, moving on. Please follow and like us:

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    My take on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you have school-going kids, chances are that you – like me – would have been invited to some kind of school celebration at some point this week. Of course, this is also the perfect time for self-proclaimed intellectuals to lace their ink with acid and tell everyone who cares to listen why days like Mother’s and Father’s Day no longer have a place in modern society. I have read most of these columns and while I think they’re just taking themselves waaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too seriously, I must admit that I agree with some of their points to a certain extent. Commercialism and keeping…

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    Smiles, Tears, Lessons & General Madness: A Year In Review

    The past 364-and-a-half days have been one of those extra-large-value-pack-mix-bags of fun, laughter, tears, frustration, love, life lessons, friends and much more. Here are some highlights: Da Son started Grade 1 and Da Chick went into Grade R.  Being a year apart has its pros and cons, and they’re now at the stage where people ask me if they look like twins – which they obviously hate.  Not a day goes by that I’m not in awe of their wisdom and strength and unconditional love… That said, I also realise on a daily basis that it’s my sole responsibility to ensure that they grow up to be respectable human beings…

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    Revenge of the Tri Nerd

    OOH – this blog post is WAY overdue, but things have been a little hectic at work and in training. Stay tuned for a wrap-up of this past weekend, coming to a PC near you in the next 48 hours. First things first…  I have a very important message: Last Sunday was undoubtedly one of the most awesome days of my very short and very limited tri life.  To fully understand what I mean, you need to remember what happened to me last year. As a first-timer at the 2011 BSG tri in Worcester, I didn’t really know what to do or expect.  I didn’t know anything about transition. I…

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    Rest Week & Time Trials

    The week’s been fairly relaxed, training-wise, as we’re enjoying a week of rest ahead of Block 3 of our training programme which, according to Steve, will be cranking things up a notch or five. In the coming weeks we’ll start to do early Friday morning swims in the Waterfront Canal (ACK!!!) and I hope that by that time the open water panic attacks would have come to an end. While we won’t be doing much training, this actually happens to be time trial week and I’m excited to see if my time’s improved in the 1km swim.  And, as it’s Da Chick’s school concert on Thursday night, I will do…