This song by Fatboy Slim brings back memories of Ironman 2004 at Forster/Tuncurry. They were playing this while I was waiting very nervously for the swim start and was wondering what the day would bring. Well 13 hours and 2mins later I would finish as an Ironman, but I didn’t know that at the start of the day! And why am I bringing it up now?
Because today I sat on my bike on the windtrainer for 2 hours of solid cycling and all sorts of things go through your mind when you’re madly pedalling but not going anywhere! The 2 hours was a mixture of short hill and long hill repeats, 20 sec sprints and steady state cycling and it was hard and sweaty work. Also with about 30mins to go I was starting to have issues with my bike seat. There was lots of strategic manoeuvring on that seat trying to find a comfortable position.
Later I met Ruth and Mr B for coffee at Kingston & Co, our new favourite coffee place. It was so good to see these guys again and we spent about an hour and a half catching up on all the goss. One of the gifts they brought back was this beautiful little owl – isn’t she gorgeous! I love owls, along with frogs, dragonflies and butterflies.
So a great day has almost come to an end. Back to work tomorrow
Tomorrow the plan is: swimming in the morning and running intervals at the gym after work.
“Fear is probably the thing that limits performance more than anything – the fear of not doing well, of what people will say. You’ve got to acknowledge those fears, then release them.” – Mark Allen, won 6 Ironman championships