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  1. 22 points
    Pete Murray has a message for you mate... We have a few more bits to come too Many thanks go to the transitions community from @RunBrettRun and me for all your help. What started as quick conversation turned into something really special.
  2. 17 points
    A little bit of progress with my wife last night. I had my doctors appointment and we did up the care plan, I had to do a test on her computer first and came back with a score of 34/50 which calculates to depression. When i got home i let my wife know what I'm doing and outlined what i had been talking to the doctor about, it was pretty raw, i was emotionless but she was balling. afterwards she opened up on her sessions and how the psych wants to send her to Perth to see someone who specializes in childhood trauma, she is scarred and has a lot of baggage from seeing her father violently abuse her mother. She has never opened up to me about the level of abuse she witnessed, from what she said last night to me, it was horrendous. I didn't ask any questions, she needs to work through it with her doctors because it is affecting her clearly, but also our relationship and the way she parents our kids Anyway we are working in the right direction, A lot of work to do but its a start
  3. 17 points
    I only just found this site again! I wanted to let those on here, particularly the people with a Cystic Fibrosis connection, that I nominated for the wrong race at Kingscliff! So I nominated for March 2018 rather than the December one late last year. I got the job done and am targeting a 70.3 in September should I continue to get stronger. In a shameless brag I was so stoked to have the Australian Triathlete Magazine feature me as their #Inspo story for the July edition coming out shortly! Thanks again for your encouragement n I hope one day you may pick me out if we Cross paths in a Tri - I'll be noticeable as I'll be wearing the official Donate Life -Transplant Australia Tri suit! Cheers Rod๏ฟผ
  4. 14 points
    Sat down with the manager. Explained what was happening. He knows I'm a nut for it. Showed him the clip. Annual leave roster was full but he's given me the time off ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ He was dead against it until I told him that he would get a call from B@W... Then he started sweating and filled out the form ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ช Jokes. But, yes I have the time off. Including the Monday...... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿบ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  5. 14 points
    Holy **** This is seriously really touching. To those who have thought of it and of me! I can't say how thankful I am. Yes FB is correct, apocalyptic weather and I'm delivering mail ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I'll type more later folks. Blown away right now. I showed one of the guys who I work with and he was impressed. He's Scottish though, easily impressed ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Cheers Gotta go Viva la Transitions โœŒ๏ธ And a timely.... #blessed
  6. 14 points
    Thanks Flanman! Taken the kids camping tonight, just them and me, a fire and some old man daddy music (as the kids say)
  7. 10 points
    Well today i got called into the managers office They are sending me to Perth in July for formal training in P6 Things are going in the right direction for me at work at least. I haven't let the managers just sit on their words and not do anything, I've been upfront and continue to probe them gently and now things are going where i want them to Thanks for all the advice in this post, its helped me greatly
  8. 9 points
    I fully support this endeavour but just letting you know that if you turn up on the footage as one of the slow motion inspo stories then I will stop watching... ๐Ÿ˜‰ Meet Sammy Brown, the man behind the mail.. "inspirational musical interlude" Up every morning at 3am, racking up the kms, getting the hard yards done but not the way you'd expect. "inspirational footage of you on postie bike looking forlorn as you ride past the pool or a group of cyclists training" Juggling the demands of a fast paced and physical job, parental responsibilities and training for an Ironman(c) isnt easy but Sammy Brown shows that with determination, perseverance and a commitment to priorities the important things that it can be done "montage with running beside daughter or just enjoying an ice cream with her.." see what I mean... eugh... ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. 8 points
    Mate, thanks for the text to let me know of this! I've personally known Sam since the mid 2000s, was at his first Triathlon (did I win that day mate? ๐Ÿ˜‚ ), seen the joy in his eyes as a proud new father, even employed him - but I've also seen some of the ugly side, as mates do sometimes. Sam, you are in great hands. You have already built a great base, and the next 6 months are finely tuning the inner athlete you are. I actually doubt I could even keep up with you if I went around an Ironman these days. I'm glad Matt is on the job, as NegaCoach probably isn't for you! I look forward now to the story, as the Prologue has certainly been exciting. pinkboy
  10. 8 points
    Just a quick reply. RBR, Willie and Pete Murray..... Amazing kindness. Absolutely incredible. I actually had a quiet cry on delivery knowing that I have somehow given enough somewhere for this to come along.... Blown away. Made a promise to myself that there'll be no emotion till the finish chute. Otherwise it will be too much. I'll type more later. You're all bloody awesome people. Seriously.... Lost for words. Cheers
  11. 8 points
    We bought a house today (subject to finding out whether it's built on top of a pet cemetery or something!). Mrs FP is excited, therefore I guess I am.
  12. 8 points
    Its her need to know / be in charge type of personality, i think its only natural to want to know, I mean I'd love to know what shes talking about but she asked me to just respect that she doesn't want to yet, and I can accept that, but yeah its totally different when it comes to the shoe being on the other foot. Without blowing my own trumpet, im a far easier person to work with and I'm sure ill open up to her much much sooner about stuff than what she will with me, after all its been years shes been seeing a psych. I have no doubt me not talking to her about things at the moment will be bothering her big time and its probably making her stress things worse etc, but theres been some damage done to me and I need to work through some stuff with professional help before Im ready to deal with her.
  13. 7 points
    Holy crap Firstly, the entry ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ Secondly, MJK.... OMG....! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Thirdly, shoes gels and kit...?!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ๏ธ And the bearded cherry on top..... @run_brett_run ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค˜
  14. 7 points
    Then you post something on Transitions that you know from experience is of great benefit to many readers of the forum and some tool always comes along and ridicules - but when you see the race results of these guys there whole life is strewn with excuses and negativity - so I personally treat it like speaking to a large group of people - you speak to those who are paying attention - not to the heckler who is in love with the sound of his own voice - or the guy who is making paper aeroplanes in the front row Keep doing what you know is right - share the knowledge and the intelligent ones will take it on board - my experience from PMs send that there is a large number of intelligent readers of this forum who are open to ideas, but remain quiet and listen ๐Ÿ˜
  15. 7 points
    In the great marshmallow drought that Karratha is currently going through we did manage to find a packet thatโ€™s gluten free. But the deal is they must eat the camp fire curry sausages I made first! I must say itโ€™s bloody delicious
  16. 7 points
    Yeah, about that. Appatently if I go I will only need a studio apartment. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  17. 7 points
    I don't know what's funnier???? A thread on trannies happening to go OT..... Or Cranky pointing it out
  18. 6 points
    Went out and did a night familiarisation of the 6hr course for this Saturday. Stayed upright and unbroken which is good
  19. 6 points
    Realised last night that I forgot to pack my trisuit.... between work and uni exams I just rushed packing. Time to be that bloke buying a race suit the day before the race!
  20. 6 points
    Don't drag me into this buddy! I retired from Ironman after Busso 2015. (Actually I think I retired halfway thru the hellish swim)
  21. 6 points
    Sam the most active poster on this forum, except for this 30min period....
  22. 6 points
    Stikman and I did an parkrun, which was our first outing after the man-flu we barely survived. We both came 4th in our age groups by a happy coincidence!
  23. 6 points
    They have a swim leg at Busso now? What?!?
  24. 6 points
    I'm up at 3am every day. On weekends and all. I work 6-2:30 Mon - Fri and I have the flexibility to finish early if required. Prior to my injury I was training at 3am, working, school pick up, daughter commitments and then train again once I have "been a Dad". I got fit. I got fatigued. I got isolated. And ended up injured. Lying on the floor trying to get better over the past few months has been great for me to get a good sensible view of what I actually really want in my life. I won't be regularly racing. I do want to go have a red hot crack at an Ironman one day. But not at the expense of the love of a partner or girlfriend and at the expense of the quality of time I have with my daughter. And IvP did say that he thought there's nothing wrong with "being a hero in my training", the context being that I can't race often. I get goosebumps thinking about Ironman. I get bigger goosebumps when I get a hug at school pick up time every day. For free. The choice is easy.
  25. 5 points
    You guys are awesome. Bring a tear to a glass eye. I was out of range all weekend so missed all the excitement but turned my phone back on to 60 odd email notifications, I thought the forum was offline or Jabba was back. Good luck Sammy, its a sign of how well loved and respected you are here. There is no pressure, just enjoy the journey and do what you can.