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    Trail Running

    Since this is an Off Road Forum then trail running probably has it's place here. I've really been enjoying some trail running over the past year or so. I went to this one last year with a group of friends and had a great time. Not so many of us going back this year as it clashes with a few other events, but for anyone who enjoys camping, getting away from it all and running a few trails, it's a great weekend. http://www.glowwormtrail.com/ And for those who wonder what we get out of it...
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    The good news thread

    Yes it is... We've got a grandson that's 2 and one on the way. It's probably the best thing in my life at the moment and a fantastic time waster. Love it!
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    The good news thread

    That could almost be me writing that... I've still got a couple of more months of the skin cancer stuff, but hopefully should be good to go after that. Haven't hit the 'excited' bit yet, I think I'm still at the sore, stiff & cranky stage .
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    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    I knew you had been close and really keen to go 3 or 4 years ago, but couldn't remember if you'd eventually got a spot... I think I recall giving you some advice back then that when you're in a fairly competitive age group, and are close but not quite there, sometimes you just need to roll the dice, take a chance and just go for it... That's always risky of course, but sometimes that's the difference between making it or not. But seriously, 3 minutes... that's just unlucky, you are definitely good enough to get there! PS - That's great info on the 70.3 race you've given us above. Thanks .
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    Kona Legacy Slot Experience, What's Yours?

    Yahooooo! Go You!!! Agreed, it was Kona 2012 that got me sold on how fantastic the Legacy Slot program is... and now to see IFoz finally get there is the icing on the cake! Yeah, but everyone knows that 2012 was the hottest and windiest race ever! That is until 2019 of course... Nah seriously, that's fantastic news buddy, I'm really happy for you! PS - Not 'on the slow road' anymore!
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    After recently becoming more aware of my own mortality, I've started thinking about what else it is that I want to achieve in life. What have I already done, or not done, and what could I have done better. I've already done a lot in my life, but there's still so much more that I want to do. So so much to do, and so little time. None of us live forever, so what is it that at the end of your days you'll be able to think 'gee I'm glad I did that'... What is it that will leave you and others thinking 'now that was a life well lived'!
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    Hawaii 70.3 - 2019

    Does that mean that you've now done Kona Clintred? How does the 70.3 event compare to the full Ironman at Kona? I'd imagine the courses would be similar, but what about the atmosphere?
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    Boston Marathon

    Those are pretty good times even in good conditions... they did alright! .
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    Generosity

    Actually, I think there's lots of random acts of kindness in the world. We seem to give heaps, but also receive heaps. I guess what goes around, comes around!
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    Generosity

    No... SHE IS!
  11. I've agonised over this thread as there's lots of things that I love to do, but FP's post above reminded me of how much I love to race. I don't take racing all that serious, but there's something about doing a race that I almost always find really enjoyable. As far as what makes me feel normal, I don't really know. I don't think I ever feel 'normal', but my life for the past 25 years has revolved around doing some sort of regular exercise, usually running. I'm currently on a forced 'lay-off' which is feeling very 'abnormal', but at least I'm getting more time to annoy you guys and post on Transitions.
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    Boston Marathon

    Apparently he went on some Web Forum and asked it's members what he should wear in the race!
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    Boston Marathon

    World Duathlon Champs 2010. Tri Travel promoted it as a 'double header' with the Triathlon World Champs being held the following weekend in Budapest. I rode the $300 Cube in both events. We didn't end up travelling with Tri Travel, but I actually got to do four World Championship events in the space of 3 weeks. World Duathlon Champs in Edinburgh, Triathlon & Aquathon World Champs in Budapest, and the World Bog Snorkelling Champs in Wales... It was a great 3 weeks!
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    Ironman WC moving or a typo?

    Well that would be... nice!
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    Judging by the way you talk of your wife you obviously loved her very much. I can't imagine that you were ever ignorant of her and her needs and I'm sure she must have known how much you loved and cared for her. I lost my mum suddenly when I was 21, and then my sister to suicide several years later. I don't think I actually ever told either of them that I loved them even though I loved them both very much. I now regret not taking the time to tell them how I felt, but as Flanman states above maybe some of our regrets are unwarranted, maybe I didn't need to tell them how I felt because hopefully they already knew. We can wish we had more time with our loved ones, but I think we also need to be thankful for the time we had. It was good and that's why we miss it so much.
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    Boston Marathon

    I did a Duathlon around Arthurs Seat. They had hay bales as crash barriers... They needed them! Willie's nailed it with the running gear suggestions & good luck RBR and Mrs Flower!
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    Commonwealth games chat.

    Well done Jo Griggs for calling it like it is... I wish more people would do this!
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    Commonwealth games chat.

    Agreed. I'm now definitely not a fan of Beattie being involved in anything to do with sport. First it was the NRL stuff, and now this... It's pretty ordinary.
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    Hip Flexor issue

    Is our big Tranny get together in Cairns still on? It seems to have dropped off the radar. Do they, or any Ironman race in Oz, have team options?
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    It's ok to feel sad or disappointed sometimes in life, but nobody should have to feel that way Katz. I feel like reaching out and giving you a virtual (old man but non-creepy) hug. Unless you've cut out a profile pic of your daughter, you're still reasonably young, and still have a lot more living to do and decisions to make. As others have said on here, it is important to learn from these past regrets to help you make better decisions in the future. We've got a sign on our wall here that say's... 'Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful'. Hopefully by the end of your life you'll also be able to sing... 'Regrets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention'.
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    I guess to answer my own question the answer would be 'to live a life that's full'! I'm just not so sure what to fill the rest of it up with... time with family, travel & charity work are all obvious options, but I still feel like something's missing.
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    I agree with most of what you're saying Derny & Monkie, except the bit about regret necessarily making people sad & bitter. I've got a few regrets but wouldn't consider myself sad & bitter. In fact I am extremely thankful for the life I've had. Regret is not just feeling sad over the things you did do (and I've got very few of those as even bad experiences are all great experiences), but it can also be over the things that you didn't do... and it's that regret that motivates me to make the most of the time I've got left. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain In the time I've got left I intend to continue to cast off the bowline and set sail on new adventures... I just don't really know which way to sail. Hence the question that I posed at the start of this thread, at the end of your life what will have been important to you.
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    What training did you do today?

    Pffft... That's not soft, I did a 1:01:55 at the Wagga Parkrun this morning - Maybe the course was long... I got 5th in my Age Group... That would be a 'podium finish' in Kona. Go Me!!!
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    Close...
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    That's better than most. I also regret some of the choices that I've made in the past, but I try not to dwell on them, just learn from it.
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