It’s interesting when I go back over some of my old blogs and see what I actually wrote, I guess like most things the words on the screen were true at that given moment but things change. Opportunities arise, injuries occur, enthusiasm smothers you and quite simply sometimes life gets in the way.
Life has been getting in the way of my blogging of late. It’s been a chaotic month with home improvements, the start of the University year at work, and spending a lot of time travelling around talking about triathlon. The house looks good, work is ticking over and the talking has been a great success – I’ve had so much fun sharing my stories and thoughts with people, and in turn listening to what they have to say. It has been a two-way process and one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.
Opportunities have also come my way and hopefully there will be more talking next year, and I’ll be doing some press/media work for Ironman UK as well, so if you’ve entered that race you may see something from me in a newsletter or two. I’m very excited to be involved with a race that always gives me goose bumps whenever I watch it.
I’ve also been injured but it wasn’t sport related. Tearing up an old carpet, I was unlucky enough to have a minute wooden splinter embed itself in my eye and as a result I’ve not swam for a couple of weeks. Got the all clear from the hospital to resume that again tomorrow with a COLT coached session.
Training has been going very well, not had time for any long bike rides due to the talking and decorating but I’ve worked hard on my core stuff with the pilates and TRX and feel stronger for it. I’ve also set the turbo up and done a 40 minute session just to make sure it was set up correctly – I intend to do a lot more this winter. My running is progressing steadily and up to running 6.2 miles now in a relaxed, steady, form driven way. I’m having so much fun and enjoying every single minute of it, even the runs in the driving rain of a cold dark autumn dawn.
I’ll also whisper that I’ve been working hard on my nutrition and as of this morning I’m the lightest I’ve been for 3 years – granted I’m still a fat lad with a lot of progress to make…but I’m getting there.
By the time I come to race next summer, I intend to be strong, fit and up for having a lot of fun…..and quite possibly I will have backtracked on a few things that I previously wrote. Plans are a forming. Watch this space.