2016 so far…..

2017-01-14T03:53:10+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It has been a slow, shaky start to the year so far. Training is always a struggle after time off. I had 3 weeks off training this year and put on about 8 pounds (also known as muffin tops!). Our bodies need the rest, but so too does our heads, and it's not fun getting [...]

Down but not out….

2018-01-09T12:53:02+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Success is easier than failure. There is not much to say when you succeed. But in failure you sometimes learn more about yourself. I'm not the only pro who didn't make it to the finish line on Saturday. We all have our unique stories to tell, and for those interested, here is mine. Qualifying for [...]

Commonwealth Games non-selection

2017-01-14T03:53:10+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Race|

Unfortunately I will not be representing Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It’s disappointing on so many levels. There were three positions available on the Welsh team, however only two Welsh women were chosen: the very talented Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins. In November last year, it was made clear by selectors that [...]

2013 was not my year… but I’m not gong to give up because I’m not afraid to start over!

2017-01-14T03:53:10+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Race|

For me, this year started out like no other, but to the rest of the world, it was business as usual and I was living up to two world championship titles. At least this is what it felt like to me. Feeling these expectations, I wanted to get back onto the race circuit as soon [...]

I’m Only Human

2017-01-14T03:53:10+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Race|

It’s a week away from one of the biggest events on the triathlon calendar: the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. I have been on the Big Island of Kona for the last 3 weeks putting together my final preparations for my “A” race of the year. And when I say “A” race, this is [...]

Ironman 70.3 St. George: Back to the drawing board…

2017-01-14T03:53:10+00:00 August 24th, 2014|Race|

IM 70.3 St. George will go down in my book as the toughest 70.3’s I have ever done and also one of the prettiest. In the past this was a full Ironman distance and all my respect to those who managed to conquer this beast of a race back then! I heard all about how [...]