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Hello! I'm Louise. Recently turned the big 3-0 so trying to prevent my forth decade being spent in bad shape.

This blog will generally chart my bimbling along as I attempt to maintain my status as a TRYathlete (see what I did there? Very Happy)
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:07 am Loopmusic
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Well...what a summer it's been!

I've wobbled my way through the first month of my programme. It's good stuff and because Simon changes it regularly, there's no time for boredom. Well, we're repeating some of the programme because the Olympics and other stuff interrupted it somewhat.

But it's starting to feel good again. A typical week looks like:
Mon - rest
Tues - gym set (short and intense)
Weds - swim
Thurs - gym
Fri - power walk
Sat - gym
Sun - bike

I'm going to ask about throwing in some Pilates and stuff to mix it up a bit - I don't want to be bored of it all when it comes round to planning a race season!

Anyway, the Olympics - what an experience! We may as well have been rock stars - people waved to us when we were being deployed on our buses, they wanted to take our pictures, and we were given lots of cups of tea, cake and bbq. I even got chatted up by one fella, however when he asked if there would be an Olympics next year, I'm afraid I decided to stick with Mr Loopmusic Wink

But the wave of noise when Wiggo came by or the sight of Stuart Hayes leading a lap of the bike with the Brownlees right behind was just magic. I managed to keep the momentum going by volunteering for the Ride with Brad sportive - my new claim to fame is that I filled Wiggo's drink bottle with gatorade (orange).

And then promptly went into meltdown over whether I'd got the mix right, I was scanning the headlines the next day hoping not to see "TdF and Olympic champion taken out by severe case of Gatorade-induced squits"

On top of that, I got an email telling me I'd successfully got an internship with one of the MPs up here. The great thing is that they've designed it to be flexible so that someone who couldn't afford to do it for free full time for 3 months can instead do part time for 6 months. And I'm starting a PR course next week so, who knows, one day I may finally nail down something resembling a career!

Onwards and upwards!

KP - absolutely, I just need to keep at the bike. I can remind myself that I used to be able to ride for an hour easy-peasy so I just need my legs to remember that! I think I may go for a bike fit too and remove every possible excuse for the bike being bad. I'll get there!

Sue - thanks for the Strava tip - Hubby loves it, he's already battling for KOM on our local hill. He's been held in 2nd place by about 4secs.

Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:29 am KP nut
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The olympics were magic! Sounds like you had an a mazing role Cool
"It always seems impossible, until it's done" (Nelson Mandela)

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Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:48 pm Sue
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great olympics for you
and great internship news
--and pleased strava is useful Wink

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