Bikes are symbols for personal growth, I know this much. They get better, lighter, stronger, and costlier. There is a new bike joining the herd with each new fitness level reached. At one point there were five bikes in our home; one in the living room, two in the bedroom and another two in the… Read More Bike reel.
It’s no secret my struggle with mud, sweat and dirt has been the essence of drama ever since G started coming home looking like a seriously windswept homeless man with an expensive bike. The mud, sweat (and tears?) penetrate the atmosphere and float in the air in the form of a field-trip odour. It’s an… Read More Laundry today or naked tomorrow.
I’m as conventional as they come – I enjoy a gentle stroll after dinner, an unhurried coffee in the sunshine or a good old AB-tightening banter over wine – regrettably though, my fitness inclinations just don’t fit. And we all know that not fitting is no way to live. So in my effort to try… Read More I tried running.
If there is one thing, or twenty, I learned while being with a triathlete it’s that they need their food. And we’re not just talking mere croissants with OJ for a leisurely breakfast. We’re talking eye watering platefuls of carbs, energy dense sides and frequent seconds. Just as well I like to make food – I’d… Read More Food, and lots of it.
It’s just before 7am on a cold Saturday morning, somewhere in the wilderness of Scotland. You feel the chilly breeze tousling your hair under your hoodie. Your fingers, slightly rigid, trying to snap a few photos of the groups of barefoot people, all wearing tri-suits and excitedly queueing in the water. Then you hear the horn and off they go.… Read More Embrace the Race.
Once upon a time, there was a house without cyclocross bikes. Or road bikes, or even a single mountain bike. The living room wasn’t a stretching room, and the bedroom didn’t accommodate a turbo trainer, roller foam, exercise bands or a ton of running shoes. Swimming only ever happened on holiday and food was savoured slowly.… Read More I am a triathlete’s girlfriend.