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Tri-umph and Tri-bulation

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Tri-umph and Tri-bulation

When I started blogging about my best efforts and attempts to become a tri-athlete, I was hoping to regale you with my stories of tri-umph over adversity. (Or maybe that should read tri-umph over aptitude.) It was supposed to be more than a catalogue of my disasters and tri-bulations in the pursuit of mastery of 3 sports. […]

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Life in the Slow Lane

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Life in the Slow Lane

Hello World! I thought it was about time I checked in here, in case you were you worried about me. I didn’t want those of you who don’t see me shambling round South Brisbane thinking I might be languishing at the bottom of a pool, my frantic splashing mistaken by the lifeguard for epic friendliness. […]

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Adventures on Two Wheels

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Adventures on Two Wheels

When I embarked on my crazy well thought through plan to train for a triathlon, I thought I knew all the important things that you need to know about bikes. Like: they have 2 wheels there are different types, like road bikes and mountain bikes and commuter bikes and maybe some others, but who really […]

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True Crime

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True Crime

Hey. How’s your week going? Mine has been a little odd. Surprise…. You’d think, really, that my interactions with random acts of weirdness would have topped out on Sunday, when I witnessed the drunken port-a-loo door banger at City2South. But no! I’ve got closer to true crime than that and have had firsthand experience of […]

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City2South or #justcallmedavid

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City2South or #justcallmedavid

A funny thing happened on Sunday. Not necessarily funny haha, so if you’re looking for laughs, why are you even on my blog? No, I’m talking the other funny – odd, strange, in keeping with my personality… Sunday was deemed a rest day in the vague scheme in my head that is my “training plan”. And […]

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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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Be more Oscar: have self belief

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Be more Oscar: have self belief

Oscar, for the uninitiated, is a cat. I’d say “my” cat, but that would be wrong on 2 counts. Technically, he is Twin2’s cat. And more importantly, Oscar is of the opinion that he owns us. He is a cat that likes to be outside, basking in the sun. He has a title: Lord Oscarmort and he […]

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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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The Devil Wears Cleats

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The Devil Wears Cleats

Turns out I’m not a total natural in cleats. Which is disappointing, as I thought I would be. Why, I don’t know. Based on my only similar experience, which is ski boots attached to skis, where I generally use falling over as my preferred method of disengaging one from the other, my surprise at being rubbish at […]

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Mad Dogs and Englishwomen

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Mad Dogs and Englishwomen

This post may be being brought to you from the after life. I know, exciting! And it’s not even Friday the 13th or Halloween. In case you’re wondering, it feels a lot like the before life, but with more stillness. I’ve written a farewell email to my husband (who hasn’t responded, by the way, so […]

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