The beginning of 2015

Lanzarote International Duathlon.  Thanks James Mitchell for the photo.

Lanzarote International Duathlon. Thanks James Mitchell for the photo.

Since my last blog, I have been training hard at Sands Beach Resort in Lanzarote, as normal.  Charlie is getting bigger and enjoying playing with friends and generally having fun.  Bella is vey busy coaching all her athletes.  The Tri Activ kids are doing great and improving all the time.  With some brilliant performances from them at the first triathlon and aquathons of the year.  Although some are winning these races, what I really enjoying seeing is the ones that aren’t winning but are just doing thier best each session and race and are improving dramatically each time.  Well done all of Tri Activ for the great start to 2015.

I have been doing well, I was very happy with start of 2015 with some encouraging performances in the Lanzarote International duathlon 3rd, then 2nd at the Nutri Cross off road triathlon and 2nd at the Timanfaya sprint triathlon, in strong fields and I felt my fitness was better than last year and that I was improving each month.

Nutri Cross triathlon 2015.  Thanks James Mitchell for the photo.

Nutri Cross triathlon 2015. Thanks James Mitchell for the photo.

Unfortunately the last few weeks I have taken a bit of a knock,  infact, knocked right out.  I managed to get pneumonia!!  Don’t know how or why I caught this,  I have been pushing hard in training, but just like normal,  maybe my immune system was weak, who knows, but the outcome was, 12days in hospital, actually unable to get out of bed, and now 2 more weeks rest at home with antibiotics, maybe then I can start to do some very easy training.

So the outcome for me, is a change of immediate race plans, I will have to focus on some races in the summer rather than my original plan of racing some bigger races very soon.  So a little frustrating, but really not the end of the world and just a slight change of race plans.

I am trying to enjoy a break, but it is hard, when I want to be training hard to try to achieve my goals for 2015.

My very small setback really does get put into perspective when , while in hospital, I read about poor Edith and Linda  Who got hit by a bus in South Africa, and then the awful news that Linda past away.  Our thoughts are with Edith and all Linda’s family and friends.  Also Amy Marsh who is fighting Cancer at the moment and we are sending her all our best thoughts too.  I know both have a way of donating to help with there medical costs, if you can, please contribute.

Edith :

http://www.retedeldono.it/iniziative/a.s.d.-triathlon-pavese/marco.novelli/aiutiamo-edith-e-linda

Amy:

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/amy-marsh-s-cancer-care-fund/287588?utm_source=widget