I’ve had a fairly terrible 2018 and its pretty much ruined me for meeting any goals.
Lowest moment? I guess the day after I found out my father had a stroke and had to retire from the work he lived for. At the same time I was doing final exams for a degree and was dealing with the fall out of the end of a long term relationship. Couldn’t exercise for months and piled on weight…later found out I had undiagnosed glandular fever. Talk about everything coming at once! Most rewarding moment? Finishing the three day Velothon and also finishing the Kingscliff sprint tri last week – my first triathlon of 2018! Actually doing crit race and overcoming some fear of competitive bike racing. Worst race? Day 1 of Velothon on Sunny Coast. Man, I suffered that day! Best Race? I suppose the Running CEOS Fast 10K run. I hadn’t run in 10 months and put on about 10KG, but I still ran a sub 55 min 10K which was about 10 minutes faster than predicted. Harshest lesson? Consistency is key What was your aim for 2018, did you achieve it? Initially finish Velothon, which I achieved. Also wanted to lose weight, but that didn’t happen What was your biggest learning? That I shouldn’t expect any results if I’m not consistent with training and also diet. What is your aim for 2019? Get my running back to where it was a few years back, sub 5 hour half, perhaps Busso full! Ge tdown to a good weight, but focus on habits rather than an actual number. Most hated training session? All of them this year!
Most loved training session? I did a 6 hour gravel Audax ride around Boonah in SE QLD during winter and despite breaking the rear derailleur on my bike while riding, it still was a gorgeous ride and training session.