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Comrades: Where to Start?

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Comrades: Where to Start?

Where to start? Where to start? That is the question. I have this familiar feeling. I’m out of my depth and floundering. I shouldn’t be here. I feel like an imposter. You might know it, too: imposter syndrome. It creeps up on you holding a wet fish and whacks you round the chops before a […]

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The law of unintended consequences

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The law of unintended consequences

I think I may have created an imbalance in the order of the universe: I’m really sorry, and I’d like to apologise. The thing is, I can’t find Oscar and I fear that he’s run off in the belief that he’s a superhero. And it’s all my fault. The consequence of involving myself in his […]

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To Tri or not to Tri

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To Tri or not to Tri

I think I have a case of the post Road Trip blues. My tri training has gone off the rails. And I’m in a bit of a funk. I’ve read 2 inspiring and empowering books, Triathlon for the Every Woman and A Life Without Limits, and rather than feeling uplifted, like I did when I […]

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The Power of Three

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The Power of Three

Life is full of patterns. Strange symmetries emerge unexpectedly and I’ve been aware that there is pattern of threes running through my existence at the moment. And there is a mysterious power to three. Three females on a road trip across three states in three days. Three fur babies and Three human babies (not so […]

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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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It’s a trying 2016 so far

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It’s a trying 2016 so far

Can you believe we’re nearly a quarter of the way through 2016? What has happened to time? Is there some disturbance in the space-time continuum that means that time is getting ahead of itself? Or is it that we’ve moved nearer the equator and somehow that secretly makes time pass more quickly?  (It could be the […]

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A Marathon a Month Wish List

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A Marathon a Month Wish List

I don’t think it has quite sunk in that we have relocated to Brisbane, and this is my life now. We’re living in a cute little holiday home awaiting the arrival of our belongings, so it really feels like we’re just visiting. We have no routine, no responsibilities, no deadlines; each day we wake up […]

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The Epic Ice Device Fail

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The Epic Ice Device Fail

Or Plantar Fasciitis, WTF!! So I’ve been vaguely aware that my foot is a bit sore. Sort of on top of the ankle joint and around the sides. When you’re not exercising you become more vague about these niggles. Or maybe it’s just me: a bit vague. Anyhow, I’d put it down to an inverse […]

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Blame it on the Beetle

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Blame it on the Beetle

AKA My Comrades Marathon Conundrum I was hoping the practice I’ve had at moving in recent times would make me more accomplished at this moving house malarky. After all, this time was merely interstate, not extra-continental. But nope.  I learnt that moving with pets adds a whole new curveball. And they turned out to be […]

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How to win at life

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How to win at life

I don’t know if it’s coincidence, but Friday was the last day of term 3 and I was informed that I’m officially “horrible”. In less than 24 hours, I managed to fall out with all 3 of my children.  Good effort! It rounds off a week where I’d been given feedback that I don’t give enough discretionary effort […]

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