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Animal Farm parkrun and other stories

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Animal Farm parkrun and other stories

This morning I got embroiled in Pigeongate. Who would have thought a pleasant sail on the CityCat and a gentle parkrun (aka walk) at New Farm would end up involving emergency calls to the RSPCA about a rabid pigeon. Well, maybe not rabid. But it was frothing at the mouth. I suppose I should have realised […]

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How to lose friends

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How to lose friends

Death by Turkey, Mystery Swimmer and a Gone Girl: it’s a wrap It’s been an eventful week. I’m not sure why I attract trouble, but I’m like a magnet. You’re lucky I don’t have time to write it all down, because you’d be bombarded with a constant stream of disaster posts from me… (Actually, that’s […]

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On Track to Scary New Heights

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On Track to Scary New Heights

So rather than bore you with more tales of narrowly avoided drowning, (I have had two more episodes with improved levels of buoyancy – aided by buoyancy aids, but still – progress). It might seem that swimming has become the major focus of my blog, and it’s fair to say, I do obsess about it more than […]

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Swimming without Confidence

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Swimming without Confidence

I loved swimming when I was a kid. In fact, I think I secretly thought I was the next best thing to a mermaid. I say the “next best” only because I had no particular desire to be a permanent water-dweller. I’d figured that Mcvities’ Chocolate Digestives** would get soggy from too much exposure to […]

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The Great Clothing Conspiracy

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The Great Clothing Conspiracy

The great clothing conspiracy is a thing. Particularly in cycling circles. And triathlon. Because from my extensive *hiccough* research (yes, OK, I have done some vague googling), triathlon clothing and cycling kit is all made by the same handful of manufacturers. And they are all making women’s kit in sizes that Barbie would be hard pressed […]

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Weekly Wrap: The Bug Fest

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Weekly Wrap: The Bug Fest

The final week of April was NOT the week I had planned. On a high from joining South Bank Triathlon Club (SBTC) and surviving (barely) the first run session – which just happened to be interval training – as well as a huge spin session on Wednesday, I was ready to start getting consistent. I […]

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Brissie to the Bay

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Brissie to the Bay

Brissie to the Bay (BrissietotheBay) is a charity bike ride. It is for anyone and it is over various distances. And I have signed up. In fact, I’ve signed up the family: Grumpster, Herbert and myself. Hooray! The Grumpster is on board with the idea. Herbert is in flat denial. As you might have noticed […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Roadtrip

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Wordless Wednesday: Roadtrip

I thought I’d try something new today, as I’m feeling like I was run over by a bus. But it’s just a bug. So here are some snaps from our road trip the other week!  The back story is that we had a little red car back in South Australia, and I have 2 learner […]

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

Susan Jeffers coined the phrase “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” and published a book in 1987, the year I started uni. Yes Mum, I know I’m getting old, but enough of that… The book passed me by, but you can’t escape knowing the catchphrase. And yesterday, I did something truly scary. I signed […]

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Adherence to Plan

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Adherence to Plan

The multi sport training plan is not going to plan. Yesterday, my training plan said I should swim. I did not swim. Instead I coloured my hair. Not exactly on the training plan, I know. But… It’s one thing when the Grumpster informs me that my silver is twinkling in the sunlight: I’m used to […]

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