“I dreamt about you last night, and I fell out of bed twice”

The title above refers to dreams I had earlier in the week. They were about work and the triathlon I have coming up in July. In one of them I was drowning, the other one had me struggling with my wetsuit which had managed to turn itself inside out.

So, it appears the pre-race anxiety has begun.The last time I did a triathlon I was OBSESSED with the transitions, as it turned out they were the easiest bit. Now, I’m stressing about the bike section of the triathlon. On my first (if you don’t count the gym bike,which I don’t) trip out on my gorgeous old Mercian racer this year the chain came off about 5k in. I couldn’t manage to get it back on and had to do the walk of shame home. Now I am convinced it will happen the day of the race. So what do I do? Easy mc peasy. Learn to do it! That makes sense right? I guess I could also do with learning to fix a puncture while I’m at it.

The other thing that has me in a flap is my program. How do you work and train when your program seems to be designed for people who have every weekend off? This is a subject myself and the unironedman have discussed(his roster is even madder than mine). Again, it seems that it would be easy enough to fit a swim or a bike ride/run in as in theory it’s only a half hour or max hour session at the moment. But, it’s amazing how that short period of time can hi-jack your thinking for hours. Anyhoo, it’s all getting done, however haphazardly, at the moment.

With regards to the heading to the post, I never thought I’d be referencing my favorite singer Morrissey in a post about triathlon training but then I found this picture…who knew?



Just get on with it…

So it turns out the very thing that I thought I’d be blogging about is the perfect reason for me not to sit down and blog.  I have to train,no time to write.What is it that’s so scary about putting words down? Do other people experience that?Am I over-thinking it? Or worse,am I procrastinating?  I’m currently training for my second triathlon, I reckon one a year is enough at the moment. My running career only began about 3 years ago having not really run since school.

There have been mad moments of rugby and tag rugby over the years but generally my exercise had been running after kids and dancing on the rare nights out( I LOVE dancing,wish it was an actual sport) But the running began after spending about 10 years watching my husband throw on the lycra after a long day at work  and do a couple of marathons, he’s now progressed to the mad lark of Iron man

I then rediscovered my love of swimming, although this did not prepare me for open water swimming which is a totally different ball game,for me anyhow. The bike was the biggest surprise,turns out i really like it and my legs can turn around quite quickly as it turns out ( I’m told this is referred to as cadence but I’m not going to pretend I’m at all techy) So After a couple of parkruns,an odd 10k and some swimming and cycling I’ve decided to follow up last years try-a Tri with a slightly longer triathlon this year. I’m going to do this clever link thing again here as I’m really pleased with myself  for doing it(as I said,not at all techy, but I’ll bake you a cake any time, more my thing) So here’s the link, I’m off now, will leave you with a picture of my super hound Holly who has found the perfect/only use for this piece of gym equipment.


Procrastination…and how I earned a gold medal in it

Usually when I’m stuck for words my head fills up with songs(often ropey 80’s songs) to help me get on my way. For days now I’ve been putting off starting this blog. So the song I’ve been hearing on a loop is “Imagination” but with the word procrastination in its place. I feel in order to exorcise this awfulness from my brainisphere i need to start writing/typing/blogging. So with that done here is my gift to you