Yesterday a Doctor called Jacky Jones was interviewed on the Ray Darcy radio show. Jacky is not a fan of Operation Transformation and she annually has a go at the show. Her arguments range from the meals being too expensive, the show focusing on the individual rather than the population as a whole, that it is purely entertainment based and that Govt agencies shouldn’t be spending money sponsoring it.
Dr. Jones did the same last year. Continue reading
When writing a tale of two cities, Charles Dickens probably didn’t envisage this now famous phrase appearing on my blog, I’m pretty certain about that.
But it is quite apt in the way that I want to use it. Continue reading
Posted in Family Stuff, General, Training & Fitness, Uncategorized
Tagged 9/11, Injury, marathon, New York City, New York Marathon, recovery, Rehab, Running, training, Travel
A common question that every marathoner will hear at least once, either as a joke or if your lucky enough to be speedier than I am, they’re being serious.
The answer of course, regardless of your planned finish time is a resounding YES! Winning is relative, it is certainly personal and it means a whole lot of things to many different people. Sure, the podium has space for just 3 people but consider the journey you’ve made, the hurdles you’ve overcome, the emotions you’ve been through and I think it is safe to say that every one of the 19,500 people lining up in Merrion Sq next Sunday are all winners in their own way. Continue reading
There is a really brilliant campaign run by Sport England called ‘This Girl Can’. It celebrates women in sport, challenges stereotypes around women’s participation in sport and encourages them to get involved.
They’ve a great video that you can watch HERE
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Tagged Discectomy, Injury, recovery, Rehab, Sport, Sport England, surgery, This Girl Can
It’s 28 days since the Dublin Ironman 70.3 and I’ve spent 14 of them in hospital, so far.
Two weeks, not so bad in the greater scheme of things but what’s messing with my head is that I’ve been in hospital, home, back in hospital, home and then back in hospital again. I’ve been to either the Physio or my GP and each visit has resulted in an ’emergency’ return to full time care.
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Tagged Discectomy, Exercise, Infection, Injury, Ironman, Operation Transformation, recovery, Rest, Running
Not literally, in fact I’d prefer if I was so busy I’d no time to myself but I have had time to reflect on where I am right now and to be honest, things aren’t all that bad! Its mental as in, I’m in control.
We’re about 10 days on after the operation Continue reading
I’m back from holidays, or warm weather training as I like to call it. With six weeks to the Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon training has been adequate, if not exceptional.
We work hard to get three weeks away as a family each year and France beckoned once we could get the kids out of school. Continue reading
I’m currently packing for a family holiday. I’m part of the ‘traditional’ family unit, two adults/two children, but somehow we’re bringing 6 bikes on the ferry to France – such is the life of a tri-loving clan!
It wasn’t always like that though. Continue reading
The Rock & Roll juggernaut drives back into town next August for an expanded weekend extravaganza of running races. 5k, 10k, half marathon and family fun run are all on the schedule along with the event being designated as the Irish Half Marathon National Championships by Athletics Ireland. Continue reading
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Tagged Children, Fitness, health, marathon, obesity, Parkrun, Rock&Roll, Running, training