Since the last post there have been two races, the Sunshine Coast IM 70.3 and the Elite Energy Yamba Classic. Both were a success. The Sunny Coast race smashed a personal best by 15 minutes*. The Yamba Classic showed encouraging signs of improvement in the swim and bike.
(Planet Sun UV Sleeves, protection from the incredibly bright future)
Ironman Kona happened. It was hard to not be there in person, in some capacity. Over a dozen friends toed the line, and just about all of them finished with smiles.
Spin City Bicycles opened its doors as Giant Sunshine Coast. With a wildly successful makeover, the shop is about as impressive as a bike shop can get. It is a privilege to work there.
There was a 30th anniversary of my life on Earth. It seemed slightly climactic in the lead up but as the day rolled around, nothing really changed.
Training is going better than ever. I have a companion to share the challenging (and pleasant) hours with.
It can all be summed up in one sentence: I wake up every morning to the life of my dreams.
There’s not much more to it than that. I miss my family, but we keep in touch. I miss Hawaii, but know my last days there have yet to come. I work hard every day and have something to show for it.
November 3 Noosa Tri
November 23 Challenge Forster
December 8 Ironman Western Australia
*It was an incredibly fast course, and despite the fast finish time I was smoked in the overall results