On the finish line
It was a year ago this weekend I ran the Loch Ness marathon, this weekend I am up taking the official finish line photos. Hopefully everyone will get PBs and I will get home early
730 tomorrow morning going for a little swim
Tried to post this earlier from the ferry. #impromptuconcert http://ift.tt/1IT76h7
Tropical Fish for Free!
As some of you know I have kept fish for years and over a year ago sold my 4ft tank. I still have 3 large tinfoil barbs (around 4-5 inches long), some leopard danios, a yoyo loach and a plec housed in a small tank upstairs. If anyone has a tank and would like the fish then please let me know and we can arrange collection
65 miles today! My longest distance ever on the bike. Cycled to Peebles, managed to get caught up in the Biggar gala parade on the way back before finishing in Lanark as I had got a bit lost and had a few extra miles detour on the way to Biggar. Lucky Gillian was willing to pick me up as i don’t think I could have made it home!
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
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!
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?