Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: April 11th, 2015
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Thanking those who support me…

Today was a tough 66 mile cycle, with the wind blowing all directions (and some sleet/snow), so I was at time struggling to move forward into headwind, being blown off course by side winds… although sometimes I seemed to coast along.

What I realised is that you don’t notice the tailwind, it is there pushing you along helping you up hills and along the road but you think you are doing this all on your own.

It is like that in life, you meet people, the headwinds, who try to stop you reaching your goals or block your way ahead… you know them and often try to avoid them. There are others, the sidewinds, who try to push you in other directions (maybe with good intentions) but its the same result they demand your time and waste your energy.

However there are those who are always supporting, giving you a gentle push when you need it, encouraging you to keep going when you are struggling, giving you their energy to help you meet their goal. But we often don’t realise how much they give and think we are doing it all with our own energy.

So I want to than those who support me, my tailwinders who help me even although I often don’t realise it or thank them. I especially want to thank Gillian and Abigail who allow me to spend many, many hours training for my triathlon and give me encouragement and support when I need it. And thanks others, too many to mention who have helped and continue to support me on this journey… my TAILWINDERS

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: April 4th, 2015
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My longest cycle so far, managed to do more than the 56 miles required for the triathlon. Just need to sandwich it between a 1.2m mile swim and a 13.1 mile run!

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: February 21st, 2015
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I have 1hr 45mins on the turbo to do today! Too icy to go out! So its Netflix on the ipad… any suggestions for things to watch?

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: February 13th, 2015
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Looking for recommendation in Carluke area for good Chinese takeaway. My fav in Wishaw is under new ownership and is not that good.

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: February 11th, 2015
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Morning swim. 2km done!

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: January 30th, 2015
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I always feel good after my morning swim

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: December 31st, 2014
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While most people are getting ready (or maybe already enjoying) the end of 2014 and the start of 2015, I am currently checking brakes and tyres and packing some warm kit for my first ever triathlon tomorrow in Edinburgh. So however you are celebrating the New Year, I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: December 24th, 2014
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Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born

Happy Christmas to all my Facebook friends! I hope you have a great day!

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: December 6th, 2014
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Parkrun 5km today was a bit cold and icy at points but still managed 24:05, not quite a pb but my best age group score of 59.31%… just need another 20 secs off to get above 60% and three more parkruns left in 2014!

Stuart Gillespie

Published Date: November 21st, 2014
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Went for my first early swim today at 7am at Larkhall pool. Feeling tired but glad I got out of bed and did it!