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CarpeDiem last won the day on March 4 2016

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About CarpeDiem

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    Transitions Addict in Progress
  • Birthday 12/01/1990

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    Fraser Coast
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    Triathlon, Music, Reading, Surfing, Snowboarding, Scuba Diving

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  1. CarpeDiem

    Magpies ?

    And this is why I don't ride at this time of year. Call me a pansy but it's just not worth an accidental swerve into a car/object/etc.
  2. A quick google says it's by a guy named Jim Rohn. I agree, awesome quote.
  3. Sorry you're having such as hard time Goughy. As I am sure many of us have seen, the state of the mental health system in Australia leaves a lot to be desired and is incredibly frustrating and time consuming to try and navigate.
  4. I had a great race, PB'd the bike, run and overall time. After 6 HIMs over 5 years I finally did sub 7! I agree with the comments re the bike leg-people pulling out without looking, blocking, drafting, etc. Was quite scary at times. My friend even got sworn at when a faster athlete overtook her going up a hill (despite her being on the left and leaving room for overtaking). Other than the wind on the bike it was a gorgeous day!
  5. I'm in. 3rd Sunny Coast and 6th HIM. Hoping to go sub 7hrs for the first time (yeah I know, not fast for most people but it's my goal!)
  6. Had a nice close up look at a dirt ground full of leaves, logs and rocks when I decided to faceplant the MTB off a 1m high bridge in the skills park today while clipped in. All good though, just some scrapes and bruises!
  7. I had one main goal for the year which I've just ticked off: sub 3:30 OD tri (3:22 at Moo the other week). I've now entered SC 70.3 and set myself the goal of sub 7hrs (never quite made it yet, this will be attempt #6). My other goal (as it is every year) is to lose weight. I want to get under 90kg and under 30% body fat. Recently had a DEXA scan which showed i've dropped 3.4% body fat over the past 18months despite gaining 1kg so pretty stoked with that.
  8. Nice to see Kirra Seidel nabbed a 3rd in the women's! Aussie's on the male and female podiums!
  9. Challenge Batesman Bay was my first HIM and a gorgeous location, was disappointed it did go strong over the years
  10. CarpeDiem

    Mooloolaba Tri

    Oh wow, I've never raced an Athena wave that hasn't gone in the first 1/3 or so of waves! Interesting to know. Yep, entry fee is the same. As Jess said purely due to us having to weigh in to prove we're *cough* appropriately sized!
  11. CarpeDiem

    Mooloolaba Tri

    Agreed MissJess. I know everyone's just having a bit of fun but some of us would do anything to not qualify as an athena or clydesdale. Yes, it's true we could choose to just race our age group but if I have a race offering me a category where I will get a slightly earlier start time to give me more of a chance to make cut off and be racing against (some) people who are equally athletic then i'm going to take it.
  12. CarpeDiem

    Mooloolaba Tri

    Yep, been weighed last 2 Noosa's and Moo.
  13. CarpeDiem

    Mooloolaba Tri

    I'm in. Really hoping this weather cools down. Not too sure about Moo but it is stupidly hot and humid in Hervey Bay at the moment. If Moo is as hot as Noosa was I'm going to be on struggle street! My own fault, should train more. I haven't swum since Noosa 😶 Defo not going to be a wetsuit swim!!! Haha some of us do! But probably only because I won a 2xu voucher a few years ago and have done a few interstate races!
  14. As an emergency services worker of nearly 10 years I can honestly say alcohol is a much bigger issue in Australian society than drugs and I think part of this issue is because alcohol is legal and "accepted" by society. I have been assaulted 3 times while on the job-2 of those had nothing but alcohol on board (the third had both alcohol and drugs). I have been to people as young as 12 who are drunk all the way through to their 90s, it is not one specific cohort that has issues with alcohol, it's across all ages. I personally drink, most weeks I would have maybe 2-3 standards, and when I was younger I certainly binge drank like many young people do. I have a real issue when people tell me "oh that's just so and so, they get a bit angry when they drink rum", or "you can't blame them, it's just the alcohol". No, take responsibility for your own actions. You put the alcohol in your body so have the balls to admit fault when you screw up because your intoxicated. And if you know drinking makes you angry/violent, etc, then don't drink!
  15. Well I didn't really set specific goals for 2018...I had a couple of loose ones but nothing concrete so for 2019 I'm going to set specific goals and see if then maybe I stay on track a bit better: 1) Sub 3:30 at Mooloolaba Tri 2) Run 5km fun run in inflatable T Rex suit and raise funds for charity 3) HB100 sub 6:15 (dependent on some family planning goals!) 4) Spend more time with my fiance
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