Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
After I had submitted my entry I pretty much forgot about it. I didn't think I would have a chance but it was really fun just getting the entry together.
Well, today I went out and got the mail and there was a very large white envelope folded up in the letter box addressed to me. Hmmm this looks interesting and I actually thought it may have been a certificate for an event I had entered.
Well I opened the envelope and stood there like a stunned mullet. I just couldn't believe what I was reading. I had to take it down for Shane to check it.
It told me I was a finalist. I was one of the 25 finalists and that myself and one other were invited to the award ceremony to be held in Auckland on Oct 6th.
Wow, what an honor!!!!! Now to arrange flights and accommodation for a very exciting night.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
what an awesome day!!! Except for the wind. Its 16 degs and sunny but some really strong gusts of wind (almost pushed me backwards)
I felt great today. My leg is feeling much better and I have been given the full clearance by Debs to start pushing it again. I had meant to just go out today and just cruise along but punching into a 5km head wind was tough and so I ended up pushing harder than I meant too. Plus I was practicing leaving my foot on the ground longer and pushing with my glutes and toes.....so perhaps that also helped with the extra speed too. 4th and 5th kms were the hardest as the wind was gusting in from the sea and many times nearly pushed me back ward or across the track. The only good thing about a head wind is you get a tail wind on the way home and it really pushed me along when I went home. I will have to make sure I take it easy tomorrow for my 12km.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I arrived at 8.30am and was taken down to make up and the lady straightened my hair and touched up a little of my make up. It was wonderful to be pampered and even though I have not straightened my hair before...the result was nice and I was happy with it. They had asked me to wear casual wear so I picked a really nice blue long sleeve top that I really like and my new Nike pants that I brought in the States. Over all it pulled off ok....lol
Brendon was to interview me and he came and chatted in the make up room. As it was for inspirational kiwi's, I was to inspire others to go out and walk and improve them selves. I was very nervous and as the camera came on me I felt my face go bright red and I had trouble talking for a moment. Infact I totally forgot what I wanted to say and just babbled about the distances I raced at Sacramento.
The photos they used were aimed more at the general public. So they picked one of me on the podium and two from my very first Triathlons. The first photo is of me in the Marlborough Triathlon in Dec 2007 and the second photo is of me in my first event with Jo just behind me in the black shorts and white top.
I liked also how at the end Brendon gave me the scope to plug for a sponsor and I really hope that something comes of it.
I have also noted that I have not posted my videos from the medal ceremony's so please click below to see these.
20km Medal Ceremony
10km Medal Ceremony
5000m Medal Ceremony