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  1. On this day a year ago my son (little Flanman) tagged along with his best mate who was trying to better himself health and fitness wise. His mate was going to run 4km every day no matter what - rain, hail, sun, wind, run, walk or crawl. It didn’t matter how it was done, as long as it was done. My son has never liked running, and would avoid it at all costs, unless it was a part of team sport (Oz Tag or Soccer). He hadn't done much of anything over the past 12 months (new dad, busy job). He didn't realise how unfit he was until he tagged onto someone else’s journey. He used to get short of
    13 points
  2. Geez, times flies. 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Our cruise was cancelled so we are up near Kingscliff for 10 days. Great weather and location. Our room walks out on the pool. FM
    10 points
  3. I’ve just spent four days in exmouth spearfishing with these two mates. We shot some epic fish, spent all day everyday in the boat diving, camped on the beach and only went into town to shower today before we made the trip home. Such a great time and one heck of a trip. I’ve found my gang. And we get home tonight for beers and pizza to debrief. Can’t wait til the next trip.
    10 points
  4. 40 is a good innings mate, congrats to you and Mrs Flannie My daughter made it through HSC, which was looking very shaky for a while there. In the end she got about 4 uni early offers which took the pressure off greatly and she almost enjoyed the last few exams. He school held off on graduation which is normally in late Sept, so we could actually have a live one instead of zoom last week, and she actually got to have a formal as well. Didn't thin it would affect me so much but its pretty emotional seeing your kids grow up and pass these major milestones. And before anyon
    9 points
  5. Swim - Water a bit cool.... wind chill on top was bloody chilly. OK swim 17:36 Bike - Miserable and bitterly cold - felt a bit like I had some issues breathing - put it down to the cold. Could not wait to start the run and warm up. Really slowed me down a bit. 51:30 Run - rain stop half way through - body warmed up thankfully, though still did not feel very good. But happy with run overall. 22:47, then 21:22 splits for a 44:10. Transition 1: 1:20 Transition 2: 1:18 This gave me 8th in the 50-54 age group with a time of 1:55:55. Thought I went faster as I did
    9 points
  6. I've been tracking Chris Nikic...first person with down syndrome to attempt a full IM. He is at the 33km mark of the run, looking likely (at this point) to come in under 17 hours
    7 points
  7. I wrote this on Tri UK and got some good answers. Throwing over the fence here. I stay out of the politics threads for obvious reasons (mostly apathy and political saturation at work) but a couple of questions and observations. If there is a legal challenge, what did/does it matter if postal votes were counted last or piled up in a corner until later to be counted? As long as they were counted, right? It’s not like it could influence anything at that point. I don’t like Trump, I don’t like his MAGA rabid crowd but I don’t hate Reps. I have equal disdain for the hard Left
    7 points
  8. Huski sprint. Went ok apart from 2 acts of complete Muppetry (calf cramped trying to get out of bike shoes & then tried to run out of T2 with helmet still on - thankfully some nice spectators informed me🤭). I'm so out of practice for transitions. The rain mostly held off for our race at 7am but now it is absolutely chucking it down - flash flood stuff. Ocean swims cancelled due to lightening. Rest of family supposed to do runs at 2-3pm, will be interesting to see if they are still on. Fingers crossed this eases. I need to lose 2kg of gut fat to get my run happening
    7 points
  9. I have mulled for a while as to whether this needs to be posted here or the Good news thread, as its kinda a mix of both but reading the last page or so regarding friendships has resonated a little. Long story short - have had lots of issues with pain in my right leg for a long time, ie over a decade. I can remember spending multiple sessions down at Olympic Park Medical Centre trying to get to the bottom of it and MRI's and the like. They tried to tell me it was compartment syndrome but even I knew (with the help of Dr Google) that wasn't it. Fast forward since 2009 and I have been
    7 points
  10. We’re not sure how much longer we have with our Lexidog, so we got some new photos a couple weeks ago. Just got sent this from our photographer. She’s beautiful but certainly age is catching up with her. She’s 14 now
    6 points
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  12. Yes, yes and yes. I work in Education covering Far Nth Qld. More specifically, in many of the most rural and remote communities. My role is to partner all those in community who work with 0 to 6. It was amazing the sudden appreciation for teachers. I ran many of my early childhood community networking meetings virtually. Teachers, early childhood teachers and partners were still willing to come together through the height of lockdown. Their love for their students (and families) and doing everything in their power was so inspiring to be part of. It did come at a cost. A lot of burnout and now
    6 points
  13. Ill just take this moment to reflect and say: I love Australia I love Medicare I love our gun laws I love our voting system and today I hate our politicians just a little less.
    6 points
  14. I’m scared of rollercoasters & heights. & having to moderate the Trump thread over the next few weeks.
    5 points
  15. That’s nothing, Trump forgot he was married a few times.
    5 points
  16. Livestream so doesn't start till around 5:30 mark.
    5 points
  17. A couple more from some recent trips.
    5 points
  18. Just met my first Trump refugee. Young girl working in the Armidale Dan Murphy's from Virginia. Left her parents there, moved to Oz, got all the right visas & work permits, said "when Trump was elected, I just had to leave to peace out" 😄
    4 points
  19. For me the off season is about enjoying training. So do what you can fit in with your lifestyle. To me that is coming into season refreshed and uninjured, with some fitness. For your running just run, no structure just out door for what you feel like/have time for.
    4 points
  20. Conspiracy theories and stupid people are the new plague. Supported and fueled by people too stupid to know how stupid they are it is the new nutter religion - facts don't matter any more - they believe in the man with the cowboy hat who say "Big pharma is screwing you don't listen to them! Listen to (uneducated and unqualified) me instead!"
    4 points
  21. Terribly sad news I’ve not posted on here in something like 10 years as I don’t live in Aust any more but I still lurk to see how things still exist Digger was one of my fav blokes. Just a character, loved bike stuff as much as riding really fast ( which he could do better than most ). I’m pretty sure I’ve not met a bloke that could tell a joke better either. Digger was born into triathlon royalty in Frankston as his dad was a central figure there... he competed at IMH as an 18 year old too ( pretty sure he had to lie about age just to compete? )... not too sure how many
    4 points
  22. I really can't can't stand the extreme ends of politics. From the extreme right to the perpetually outraged of the left. They both bore me with equal disdain. However, a fall back of the left in this debate (particularly on ST) has been to throw out the 'whataboutism' label at anyone that brings up a counterpoint, in the same way a 4yr old child throws around glitter at a craft party. It will be very interesting to see if they can show some restraint and not fall into the same trap when defending Biden about what he has or hasn't done at a particular point in his tenure. All the
    4 points
  23. Respect. Thank you. No matter who won the dogs at the RSPCA were always going to win.
    4 points
  24. The main downside of buying one is that it’s not a Cervelo.
    4 points
  25. I'm claiming victory in the Tranny's Cup. (Well nobody else contested with any numbers anyway.😆😆) Only thing that I may have been wrong about is Georgia.🥂
    4 points
  26. Lessons to be learnt here.
    4 points
  27. Trump still ahead in PA, NC and GA Keep them coming!
    4 points
  28. 6 November has been a bittersweet day for a while being my late mother's birthday, but now it's also the anniversary of when my younger sister M and I met our older half-sister B last year. B is the spitting image of Mum (and I always thought I was her mini-me ) So here's cheers to both my gorgeous sisters and our crazy/brave/amazing mother I've been trying to only drink every second day but I think today is okay. I will wait until after 5pm though cos I'm working.
    4 points
  29. Ha. right. If you mean the left. You really, really, got the wrong guy. I can produce party membership if that's your requirement? If you mean not on Trumps side, sure. But it is VERY hard to be. Even you are performing some impressive deflection and gymnastics to try and keep it up, and you are very good at it - but deep down you know it is hard. As much as I don't like the ideology of the other side it is very hard to look past the man that is Trump and his tantrums, incoherent sentences, gaffs and baiting. All driven by what appears to be deep seeded selfishness. Let us recall th
    4 points
  30. I’ll just leave this here.
    4 points
  31. Stop looking for logic in his speeches. That ship sailed a long time ago. 😂
    4 points
  32. Silence particularly when its coming from Mrs AJ.
    4 points
  33. You might surprise yourself. I just spent two weeks in field. The "old guys"( 5 of us over 40), would line up every morning for our anti inflamantories and pain killers. The stubborn prick in me didn't want to quit or have the 20 year olds beat me. Out of 45 opl I was finishing in the top 5 to 7 in most challenges. The only diffence is they would go out on the piss on the weekends, while I was booking in for a massage & visit to physio before sleeping all afternoon. During one of the running challenges one of the pricks said "keep up boy" to me. Got my revenge in the pool th
    4 points
  34. Morning. Calmer today.....lol. Had a talk with him yesterday about getting everytsorted and that he couldn't live in a house like that. I spent 4 hrs in his house yesterday. At least it is a start. Needed a mask so I didnt get high....lol. Cleaner in today at 10am. 18 garbage bags so far. Disharge likely Friday. Assessment tomorrow with discharge and community health team. A happy place to begin the day. Marcoola Beach. Not a bad beach.....no crocs here.🤣 Thanks all.
    4 points
  35. No worries about asking. Copy of email below....
    4 points
  36. I’ve lobbied for years that new people can’t win money for the first 3 races with a club. they come to learn. Not win money and piss off never to be seen again. But also so they learn. there was a guy this last season that turned up and raced d grade. Lapped the field 3 times. When we looked him up, he had previously be racing A grade at St Kilda. A series no longer run. came the next week, did the same in c grade. The following week won b grade. it was just purely taking the piss. If the 3 race rule existed he would have been either graded correctly
    3 points
  37. I've been watching a ton of DIY van builds in the last few weeks. Now I don't need a mega mile daily commuter, I'm considering a van as my daily drive and converting it for surfing and trail racing trips. I really like this one, mainly because it's a great couple working together and they didn't have a plush empty double garage, they did it in the street! But mostly, I discovered the music of Staffan Carlén because of it.
    3 points
  38. Think you need to add a bit of sugar to balance out the bitterness mate.
    3 points
  39. If you're in Melbourne, the Canyon service centre is at Keysborough. They're very helpful.
    3 points
  40. 3 points
  41. They also promised me last year the Polly Waffle was coming back. Every second day I scan the supermarket shelves and still nothing.
    3 points
  42. Some video of our wet weekend racing in Huski. Today much, much worse than y'day. The tough ones stuck it out and raced and did not go the refund option 👍
    3 points
  43. JS, just read your post. I can relate to this and the loss of friendships, its a steady process for me as friends have moved to other parts of Australia and the world and effectively dropped out of my life. It's tough to establish new friendships, while triathlon helps it's hard to build a deeper relationship than just a training buddy but I find it takes time. Often it's a case of finding the right group of people, often those in a somewhat similiar situation to you if you can. Try and have confidence that it will happen and consider that other people's lives can be really busy so it's often
    3 points
  44. Thanks folks, trigger pulled and ordered in custom yellow/green purple (got to be able to find your's when it counts, right?) now to see how long the delivery time is...... then to get race fit for x-tri season (and Noosa of course) I can hear Townsville 2022 whispering to me "give it a go...."
    3 points
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