Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mind your Step!

Just off out for a morning run, open the front door and whoops-a-daisy/mind your step - there's a ruddy great gator on your doorstep!! HOLY CRAP!

Oh the joys of living in Florida!


I am proud of being British, but I have no desire to return there and live. I see Malaysia as home...for now. The story on this link is shocking. I really don't know what to say about it. I try to eat a healthy diet, I admit I slip up fairly often but one thing I do avoid is fast food - unless I have had too much to drink and I just don't care any more about what I eat.
If you need any wake up call at all as to how screwed up the system has got in the UK this women's story is IT. At 40stone, she gave birth to triplets at the cost of GBP200,000 to the NHS. What is wrong with her? She says it's a 'thyroid' problem. I say it's the crap she eats that she is now passing onto her 8month old babies! Double the weight they should be, the babies eat more calories in one day than some adults. AND they had their first taste of McDonald's at 6months old!! 6months old I tell YOU!
BTW: I was going to put the picture of this 'young lady' on the blog. But I am damned if I am going to have that kind of image on here!!! So if your curious go to the link and prepare to read and be shocked.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Morning Dew

Absolutely amazing what can be captured through the lens these days. It seems the skies, or in this case the dew is the limit. Using a super macro lens, German photographer, Martin Amm has captured these astounding images of insects in morning dew. While some of the images look like they just came off set of Alien the one common factor between them all is a beauty the human eye rarely sees of some of Gods most tiny and misunderstood creatures.
Here a couple of my favourites, please click on the link for more:

Monday, April 27, 2009


So in order to pay for all my races this year I have decided to sell my bike. NO, not George. I am talking about the Scott. I love the bike, BUT I just don't ride it anymore and honestly do not intend to so why have it sitting around when someone could have a bargain bike and I can have enough money to pay for my races and go for ice-cream!!
CR1 Scott carbon Contessa - BRAND NEW FRAME - used once!
Groupset - Shimano 105
Wheels - Mavic Aksium
PRICE: RM6200 ono (click on picture for full size)
If you want to view the beasty pop over to TBB.

If you snooze...

As the saying goes..."you snooze, you lose". The online registration opened for the 2009 Dec 6th Laguna Phuket Triathlon opened on April 1st. They allocated 500 online slots. THEY ARE SOLD OUT!
It's a great race and will be the start of my build up to IM Langkawi training, EXACTLY what I did last year. This time around though I am looking to get on that top step that keeps bloody eluding me!!
Lucky for me I signed up for ALL my races at once, cost a wad but see the next post as to how I am handling that!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

London Marathon

A new course record by Olympic Champion: WANJIRU, SAMUEL (KEN) in 2:05:10. Womens champion MIKITENKO, IRINA (GER) in 2:22:11 successfully defended her title. And a new British runner YAMAUCHI, MARA (GBR) ran a PB of 2:23:12, came in second after a hard fought battle.
Our very own Hayley Holle ran an awesome 3:09:36 - with an injury I may add - lets hope she is not out of action too long. Well done Hayley, look forward to hearing all about the experience - that sub 3 is there for the taking!

Sunday Wheeze

I am watching the Flora London Marathon on TV. Hayley has just ran the first 5k in 20min48sec (and she has an injury!!) I am in awe of these super athletes - they make it look so damn easy. I have NEVER found running easy, I am not a natural and it came home to roost this morning how much work I need to do.
Running 90minutes with Randy, double hill and Carcosa and some, my legs hurt from a hard week (that's quite normal). More frustrating was I seem to have my asthma cough back.
Running along I know I was on a fine line, at 75minutes - WHAM. I tried to keep it at bay but then it crept into my head and a full blown wheeze attack ensued. I can not remember the last time I had one. I stopped for a few seconds, got it back under control and said to Randy, "okay, lets go."!
I have a lot of work to do if I want to do a good half marathon in Phuket, but that's all part of the challenge isn't it? Testing your mind and body to the limits!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Swimming Hurts Part II

When in Subic I was told in no uncertain terms that to improve my swim I have to stop floating. "Swimming Hurts", yelled out Doc. I know this and I have been feeling the hurt. But I guess not enough. I briefly chatted with Simon today and he asked why I was no longer at the Wednesday night coached swim. I explained that I don't need to. It's not that my swim is fixed, but after receiving my instruction from Doc I asked if I should continue with those cold coached Wed nights. No need he said. I was given 3 things to remember, simple things they are and they seem to be working. I have no shoulder pain from my past injury BUT my arms do want to fall off at the end of a session.
My Wednesday session this week I was in full speed flow with my paddles. It was dark. I got carried away and smacked into the end of the pool. Ya know those metal Slinky's that go down the stairs, well my back almost became a slinky!!! I was THAT FAST!!! haha.
Anyway, so Simon wanted to know what 3 things I have to do. It's different for everyone, but it's not rocket science - and I LOVE SIMPLE.
If we want to run faster we know we need to feel the HURT. If we want to bike faster we know need to feel the HURT. If you want to swim faster YOU need to feel the HURT - did you know that? The only reason it is harder than running and biking is the muscles we are using are smaller and not used as much. Now, if we all started walking around on our hands then we might all be stronger enough to bear the HURT for more than 100m!!!
Anyway, an interesting post from Doc today on the same subject can be found on the teamTBB website makes VERY interesting reading:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Government Annoucement

Courtesy of Disco once again. Perhaps I should add him as the GAG contributor?? Pretty relevent to ALL governments at this present time I reckon.

Mothers Know Best

Once again courtesy of Disco, if it wasn't for Dave I fear my blogging would be rather slack these days! Sorry it is and I am just cheating and taking a short cut here, but it's good to laugh!
I was chatting with Disco atop the hill on route to Ulu Yam on Saturday, the conversation got very filthy something about only riding Made In Taiwan and Made in Italy. Referring of course to bikes, most of the time ;) I realised my mistake on my way home YES I KNOW George is actually Canadian!!! Enjoy.
Maria had just gotten married, and being a traditional Italian she was still a virgin. On her wedding night, staying at her mother's house, she was very nervous. Her mother reassured her; 'Don't worry, Maria, Tony's a good man. Go upstairs and he'll take care of you. Meanwhile, I'll be making pasta.'
So, up she went. When she got upstairs, Tony took off his shirt and exposed his hairy chest. Maria ran downstairs to her mother and says,'Mama, Mama, Tony's got a big hairy chest.' 'Don't worry, Maria,' says the mother, 'all good men have hairy chests..Go upstairs. He'll take good care of you.'
So, up she went again .. When she got up in the bedroom, Tony took off his pants exposing his hairy legs. Again, Maria ran downstairs to her mother. 'Mama, Mama, Tony took off his pants and he's got hairy legs!' 'Don't worry! All good men have hairy legs. Tony's a good man Go upstairs and he'll take good care of you.'
So, up she went again. When she got there, Tony took off his socks and on his left foot he was missing three toes. When Maria saw this, she ran downstairs. 'Mama, Mama, Tony's got a foot and a half!' Her Mama said, 'Stay here and stir the pasta.'

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back in the Groove

Opps, a couple of days late, but I'm a busy girl these days. So, my first week back into 'full' training ended with a Ulu Yam ride and over-nighting in Fraser's with a quad and lung busting Sunday run in which I ran in a THICK jumper - no kidding. It did the trick and stopped too much wheezing from the cool air on my delicate chest.
I thought more of us were riding up to Frasers. In fact sorry that's wrong. I thought more were coming along for the Ulu Yam stint. How wrong was I!
It seemed I was the only one riding back. And so there it was after nearly 18months of riding I was about to embark on my first solo ride. A pretty scenic one but the roads once back into town by Batu Caves can prove rather dodgy.
The last time I did Ulu Yam was October last year where I wrote the book on 'How to fall off a bike going up a hill to Genting,' I believe a few people have since read it!!
Anyway yes it is hilly but it is pretty. And my surprise on Saturday was those hills no longer scare me. I am currently trying to build my base back after falling a little under the weather and having a long overdue rest. So while I am now training every day (I have two days where I swim/bike/run) the program is pretty different, tougher I would say for the future but at present with the hours knocking around 15 per week for OD distance - its a breeze!
So a drink at the coffee shop and I left the others to continue up to Frasers - (I had a swim and run to do).I hopped on George and 'nailed' it home with a negative split. I loved it. Loved it so much I am going to do the ride again this Saturday. Its the perfect ride time for my current Sat training (read: 3hours-ish). Apparently there are a few takers this Saturday so Emma won't be returning solo, but then again I could be left standing at the alter once again - we shall see!

Friday, April 17, 2009


I have heard you ALL talking about Xterra. Man you guys are wired about this event, and quite rightly so. WHY? I shall tell you. I shall also tell you why this round I won’t be participating...
For those not in the know, Xterra is the extreme version of a regular triathlon (Yeah OK I am a WUSS). They have world champs just like Kona, just last month the world Winter Xterra champs was held in Utah, United States. It’s a BIG deal. The summer world championships this year, as they are every year will be held on the gorgeous island of Maui.
So, Xterra comes to Malaysia. This is a huge feather in Malaysia’s cap. WHY? It is the FIRST Xterra event to be held in S.E ASIA! Like I said – it’s a BIG deal.
If you want to test yourself to the limits then pop over to Kuantan for the weekend of June 6th & 7th and get ready to get down and dirty! It all starts off with a 1.5k ocean swim; you then hop on your steed (mountain bike) for a quad busting 30k roller coaster through lush green jungle terrain that will take you away from the ocean. Done with that, if you are still in one piece and are ready for more, put your run legs on and take on the final 10k trail run before you cross the finish line at the inaugural Xterra Malaysia 2009!
With RM100,000 in prizes up for grabs, do you need any more convincing? Sign UP, and take Xterra Malaysia by the scruff of the neck – the challenge awaits YOU!
Okay, okay I hear you. So why am I not doing it??
Pretty simple. I am taking my races/most of them, pretty seriously these days and had already finalised my events and goals for the year. Having never ridden a mountain bike I don’t want to tempt fate and put myself out of action!! So there you have it!
Should Xterra stay on the calendar for 2010...then I may take on the challenge. But in order for that to happen we need your support! If you have a mountain bike sitting in the garage, you are already at an advantage to me. Dust it off and start pedalling!!! A great, NO an AWESOME adventure awaits!!!
For more info on Xterra check out these links to wet your appetite:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Boys Will be Boys

I had a coffee early this morning with Julie. She is just about to POP! 14days to go. Just in case anyone needed to be reminded of the JOYS of having little ones running around, particularly little boys, check out these pictures - very cool. For more, just click on the link!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


WOW, I have been quiet this week haven’t I? Emma’s been pretty busy with her new job and trying to juggle everything else. Never have been able to juggle in the literal sense but work/training/life wise I seem to be handling it okay...for now :)
So, I started training again on Monday to a new plan. Still not absolutely finalised but I have enough info and torturous ideas to keep me going until orders come through proper. I am feeling pretty good actually. A fair bit different to what I was doing before, at present I am just focusing on getting my base and fitness back.
This morning was my first Wednesday morning ride and brick run since IM. And what do you know, the heavans OPENED! I bet Randy and RHBee are SO glad they came along – NOT. Anyway it’s in the bag and I have already done my swim today!
So, the next 4weeks will be all about gently easing back into it with OD distance training only. That means less hours!! YAHOOOOOO! Then it goes up to 70.3 hours, YIKES. AND THEN, the IM; Boy oh BOY am I glad I decided NOT to do another IM this year. I have seen into the future and know what the training will entail. I will tell you this now...once Phuket is done and dusted in December I will be entering 10weeks of sheer hell. BUT the upside is...a place in KONA!
More later, better get back to work now...E.

Monday, April 13, 2009


The things people do for attention. To get in the record books for some bizarre feat no one with the faintest bit of sanity would ever contemplate.
Mother of one, Anandita Dutta Tamuly was obviously at the end of the queue when they dished out common sense and sanity. She has just got herself in the Guinness book of records by chowing down 51 of the worlds HOTTEST chili's! And if that was not enough she then took a further 25 of the fiery little buggers and proceeded to rub them in her eyes??? In front of potty mouth himself Gorden Ramsey!
These chili's measure more than 1million units on the Scoville Heat Rating chart, the method of classifying heat in peppers. A standard New Mexican green chili has just 1,500 units!!
What else can I say to this? "It ain't half hot mum"! (only the Brits will get his one - sorry!)

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Subic Experience

I have one hour before I leave my dungeon, absolutely no sleep. The Air-con is SO noisy and I got NO sleep. Went down to the ‘shower block’, was asked by an employee “who is there??” So I had to pop my head around the shower door to identify myself – the shower door of which there is no lock by the way!
Anyway, I am NOT complaining, I can laugh at these things and have experienced FAR worse before. And one uncomfortable night sans sleep is not going to take anything away from the fact that this trip for me has been one-of-a-kind. I feel extremely lucky as an Age Grouper athlete to have been given a chance to come here, see how the athletes train, sit in on the ‘talks’ and in turn have Doc almost at my disposal to bounce ideas off of (for work), and question my triathlon skills.
Everyone is different. We are all made up of the same stuff, but we are all different shapes and sizes. We all have different strengths and weaknesses and this is important both in the physical and MENTAL aspect of any sport you want to do excel in.
Whether you choose to train for triathlon to maintain your health and fitness and enjoy the enormous social and community benefits the sport offers or whether you choose like Emma to embrace the social stuff, friends and community, BUT also WANT to see how good YOU can get, the theory is the same. It’s just the intensity and volume which you apply to your training that makes the difference between podium and completion.
So, after 3 days in ‘Camp Subic’ my swim has been analysed, the bike and the run; my body this morning HURTS. After one week previously of nothing and trying to get over complete RACE WIPEOUT (think one IM (Langkawi), one 70.3 (Singapore) and one OD (Lake Kenyir) in the space of 4weeks) you could say I was never going to fire on all four cylinders! But it didn’t really matter, as Doc kept assuring me this is a ‘looksie’ RELAX. Something in the past I have had trouble doing BUT I am learning to take things a little easier these days and NOT get consumed by my training – I will probably always be anal about it though!
The VERDICT: Swim not half as bad as I thought. I like simple instruction and I have always believed that the difference between a good and a successful coach is one that is able to get the point across to their athletes so they UNDERSTAND. In teamTBB there are nationalities from all corners of the globe so just because Americans and Canadians understand one instruction does not mean the guys from Japan and the Philippines will get it the same way. Understanding what your athletes understand and absorb is KEY!
Take swimming for example. I am told the same thing over and over. I still didn’t ‘get it’. But if a coach doesn’t have any other layman way to break it down and explain – you are probably never going to ‘get it’. I learnt this a long time ago when I used to teach 6year olds to play badminton. YOU need to make it simple – whatever the AGE.
So I feel a little more confident about the swim now. I feel A LOT more confident about my bike and I feel the run “you are a fast walker” (that’s what I was told last night!!!), well it’s all good apparently! I always knew I will never be fast, but also I know I will always be able to keep going.
One final thing, if I thought I was fit. I was very wrong. “We just need to get you FIT” (I was told that last night too).
Thanks Doc, for all your help, and good luck to all teamTBB flying out next week to China, Japan and other far flung corners of the globe.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Dungeon

I call my home back in KL The Dungeon. It does have windows but has such bad mobile and Internet reception it sometimes feels like a Dungeon! Anyway, after my painful swim this morning I returned to my room for a well needed rest and breakfast. Just as I am going through emails the phone goes...
Apparently I was only booked in for 2 nights. They are fully booked (it is Good Friday tomorrow - A HUGE deal over here) and there is no room for Emma!! I have had to leave the quiet comforts of my room and move to...wait for it...
THE DRIVERS QUARTERS!!! Now this IS a dungeon (see picture). No windows. Very noisy air con, no water, no mirror. To have a wee and check ones appearance I have to go to the end of the corridor, down the fire escape and use the staff locker room. Of which there is ONE toilet and ONE rather dirty shower...mmmmn, maybe I will snap a picture of that too!
Went out on George, had lunch and I have just had a shower, and the cleaning ladies I am sure had a good giggle over this white chick washing in THEIR bathroom!!
The plus? It is cheaper. And it still has wi-fi and TV (not sure if that works though).
Off to the track later for the run assessment. And then I will have to brave the slime of the communal shower once more - OH JOY!

Wheels For Loan?

I contacted Disco Dave (aka Emma's Easter Bunny) who is at present in the UK buying my chocolate supplies. Anyway, his old bike is now in a retirement home in Taiwan and as such no wheels. He is wisely taking his time before shedding the cash on a new bike and will first go second hand. But since he is not back until this Sunday evening and then away again the following week he is without a bike for the Fraser's weekend.
Can anybody loan Disco a bike for that weekend?? Hazarding a guess at a 51cm frame-ish. Just for the weekend remember, and if you actually want to sell it and he likes it - then we have two very happy bunnies.
I am actually putting my Scott bike up for sale but me thinks the new girly frame with vivid pink highlights may be a bit too much even for Disco!
In advance, thanks for reading. Please email me or leave a comment if you can help.

The Penny Drops

Just quickly...
I knew I was not swimming hard enough and not feeling enough pain. I had a little taste of the pain I should be feeling albeit just for repeats of 25 yesterday. As the day progressed, bike in the bag and by the time I went for my 'jog' the arms were hurting...A LOT.
This morning they feel like they have been pulled out their sockets and rammed back in! I have to go swim again in a while. Do I tell Brett when he asks how I am: (in a whiney voice), "my arms hurt," OR, do I just grin and bear it??? Still undecided on this one.
More later,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day2: Swim/Bike/JOG


Good sleep, first for a long time. Sun comes up over here rather early. I was wide awake at 6am and believe it is probably light at 5:30am!!
Rode over to the swimming pool. Now before I go ANY further. I forgot they DRIVE on the WRONG side of the road over here!!! Takes some/actually A LOT of getting used to. You know when sometimes you cross a pedestrian crossing and on the road it says ‘LOOK LEFT/RIGHT whatever. I always thought to myself ‘well of course you look left/right you don’t need to be TOLD the correct way to look – do you? YES YOU DO! I keep looking the wrong way. Can’t get used to it AT ALL. Hopefully I will survive one more day.
Anyway to the swim. Just a looksie, that’s all this was. I have not exercised for a week now. That is I have done SOD ALL, SWEET F A, ZIP, NOTHING! Arrived at the pool and some of the athletes are already assembled awaiting Doc’s instruction. Before that and while waiting for everyone to arrive (I guess this morning maybe 20guys and gals). I had the ‘privilege’ of sitting in on a ‘talking to’ to the athletes. I will say no more, he doesn’t fanny about, mince words and the instruction and theory is simple. I like simple so I think this will suit Emma just fine.
SWIM: Because I am so special OR because I am so crap. I am going to stick with the SPECIAL theory. Emma had a lane ALL to herself. Warm up 200, 25 x 10 sprints (which I did not hear and ended up doing God knows how many. 3x200 with p/buoy/paddles then a break then some more. BASICALLY the good news is: My technique ain’t half that bad. The bad news is Emma has to feel more pain and stop floating!!! Well I knew that. Thank God he didn’t see me 4months ago. So I do feel pain now, but the speed that I then started doing my 25’s with paddles at the end – I was informed GREAT STUFF. Now all you got to do is keep that up for 3.8k! See I told you it was simple. I never said it was going to be EASY though!! After the swim, I rode back and had breakfast and then the rest of the day at leisure. (I am on holiday). So at 12pm I elected to go out on George. Hot as SHIT, a one hour tourist ride with camera was dialled in. Yeah well after a few detours I made it back. I did not leave the compound area, once you leave into the ‘real Philippines you are not ‘protected’. So on one hand I am seeing life with blinkers – very cushy, but on the other hand, it is probably best at this stage – heck I made enough wrong turns today but inside Subic it doesn’t matter as there are police on every corner. So I stopped and snapped a few pictures. Took in the scenery (RHBee would be very proud). The ocean looks fabulous, very enticing, rode down to a beach named ‘Dungaree Beach’ very cool. On the way back I was gasping for a drink, I was by no means hammering my ride. I feel very unfit and still nowhere near 100%. So I stopped by that great piece of Americana entitled Starbucks to refuel with an iced latte and they also filled up my water bottles with iced water. Had lunch there too, it was gone 2pm, the tummy was rumbling and the amount of junk food places around this area is MAD – I miss my kitchen. So there you have it, it’s now nearly 4pm. I am going to pop out for a little jog down to the ocean later on – I am allowed 30minutes!
And then tomorrow more of the same I guess. Starting with a swim, a bike assessment on the turbo and run assessment on the track in the evening session.
All GOOD, more whitterings later probably because I have sooo much time on my hands!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In Camp

Well I'm Here!
Today has been a really long day. Up at 3:45am it was raining cats and dogs. Left home after 4.30 and drove to LCCT as fast as I dared (plenty of aqua planing this morning!).
First impressions on touch down? It's hot. Damn HOT. No wonder teamTBB are so GOOD.
So I am met from the airport and it is about an hours drive on the new highway that the locals don't take (politics), and that also has many new bits of road with rather abrupt dead ends into grassland. The scenery is awesome, swathed in greenery, paddy fields and volumes of mountains in the distance. It took a little under an hour to get to Subic.
Checked into quarantine (aka Grand Seasons Hotel), sounds fancy smancy but it is not the 4Seasons. BUT it does have free wi-fi, and I am hooked up a la Gadget Girl which is why I am able to update/bore you all with my whitterings!
Since I didn't get here until a little after 1pm absolutely no training today. But may I remind you I am not really here for training. Emma is on holiday. I said I wanted a holiday in April, just never thought it would be here!
So, TBB Subic is actually attached to the hotel - how convenient. Someone to set up George!! Thank you Azmil! Met up with Brett, had a massage, feeling pretty relaxed and chilled out basically.
Tomorrow is a different day though, and it will start with Emma riding to the pool with Brett on his beat up Cannodale MTB!! So glad I didn't rip the piss on his bike when I saw it in the store - a good start - NOT. So the team are swimming tomorrow and I guess Emma will be displaying her prowess in the pool to!!! Oh purrrlese. Stop laughing already.
Then I am 'allowed' to try and rescue some face by riding George and tearing up Subic streets with the girls. I would like to say now - this is my interpretation of what it will be, I expect though I will be allowed to follow for a little while only before having to return to quarantine.
Anyway - all good. Will try and take some snaps tomorrow. Although I hate being the tourist I am afraid I could not afford to bring Ivie along so will have to shoot this one myself!!
More tomorrow! E

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Simply Unstoppable?

Chrissie Wellington has done it again. Her first IM of 2009 and she delivers with a back to back win in IM Oz with a sub 9 hour time of 8:57:10.
With a new coach in tow, it seems there is simply no stopping this Brit Chick. Way to go Chrissie!
After having to withdraw from Aviva 70.3 in Singapore 2weeks ago due to breathing difficulty from numerous jelly fish stings teamTBB's Rebecca Keat turned a negative around into a positive and came home in 2nd with a time of 9:21:33 - AWESOME!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Good News

Direct from the mobile of Ngae: 'Biopsy report today confirms non-maligmancy in my brain. Thank 4 your concern buddy. Likely discharged today. With d urgent op thru my skull on Monday I can't b active in sport for 3 months. Will see you guys a bit later. It was a special experience. Thank all friends for the care and feeling. God bless all Ngae.'
Emma Says: I smiled when I read 'it was a special experience'. Only our dear Ngae could put such a positive spin on something so terrible! This is such great news, glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. It may seem a long one but 3 months of down time is nothing to what Ngae was possibly facing on Monday.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Changing Lungs

Last Friday afternoon I had an email from Vinnie in Bangkok to inform me of a couple of Mexican guys who are on a yearlong fund raising trip around the world with the aim to participate in triathlons and marathons on each continent while training for their first IM before ending the trip with IM Zurich in Switzerland on July 12th. They wanted to know if they could meet up with some of the local triathletes and exchange stories and in turn tell us their’s.
I shot an email back saying most of us were off to Lake Kenyir, back only Sunday night. To cut a longish story short (for a change). They came and joined us for RHBee’s birthday celebration at Souled Out on Sunday evening.
David & Roberto quit their jobs in order to travel the world promoting the message of a healthy lifestyle. It’s not all roses and as plain sailing as it sounds. Their friend Raul is in Mexico needing a lung transplant. He has Cystic fibrosis. Each city David & Roberto visit they tell their story and are looking for sponsors and support to help them raise the USD300,000 for Raul’s operation in San Diego.
I was not feeling very well Sunday night and would have liked nothing better than to stay home. Had I done this, I would not have been able to meet these two inspirational guys who are travelling on a shoestring budget, against the odds when the state of global economy is not particularly ‘healthy’.
But no one can choose when to get sick. We never know what is just around the corner. This has been proved this week with the news of Ngae who now I understand is recovering well.
We must embrace every day. Live our life. Live YOUR dream and support one another as best we can. Be it through words of encouragement, a hug or a free meal, whatever you positive, think positive and remember how lucky we are.
For more information on David & Roberto’s cause, please click on the links. I will keep you updated with their progress and how donations can be made.
Thank YOU for reading. Sorry wasn’t short after all was it!!!
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Listen UP!

I have been saying this for a while, it keeps getting batted back and forth, back and forth. So I will say it once more on the blog for all to see.
There ya have it.
What do I want?
Well I don't want to be a slow pro. I want to be the best God damn Elite Age Grouper I can be while building a career with TBB and encouraging, motivating, inspiring others into this fantastic way of life, living and family.
There you have it!
Over & OUT.
(Phew, that's better now I have that off my little chest!!!)


Okay. Just a quickie update. With my prize money from Lake Kenyir I was pondering whether to use it to pay for some race entries, air Asia tickets for the races, pay rent or pay the credit card bill OR I really wanted to buy a new pair of sunglasses!!!
It all went out the window! Instead I bought a ticket to the Philippines. I leave next Tuesday with George and you may or may not see me again. All depends how kind Brett 'Doc' Sutton is to Emma.
Much more worth while than a new pair of sunnies don't ya think, just hope he doesn't fall in the pool laughing to much when he sees me swim!!!

What a Coincidence

(Courtesy as per usual of DISCO Dave)
A chicken farmer went to a local bar, sat next to a woman and ordered a glass of champagne.
The woman perked up and said, 'How about that? I just ordered a glass of champagne, too!'
'What a coincidence' the farmer said. 'This is a special day for me. I am celebrating.'
'This is a special day for me too, I am also celebrating,' said the woman..'
'What a coincidence!' said the farmer.
As they clinked glasses he added, 'What are you celebrating?'
'My husband and I have been trying to have a child and today my gynaecologist told me that I am pregnant!'
'What a coincidence!' said the man. 'I'm a chicken farmer and for years all of my hens were infertile, but today they are all laying fertilized eggs.'
That's great!' said the woman, 'How did your chickens become fertile?'
'I used a different cock,' he replied.
The woman smiled, clinked his glass and said, 'What a coincidence!'