Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Zealand

Hi everyone,

Luke and I have arrived safe and sound here in Taupo. What a beautiful town this is. We have plonked ourselves at Fee Docherty's house for the week and are having a blast.

We had a chance to get out on the bike course today and it was very different than I expected. Everyone says how bad the road is.... Rubbish the road is fine. It just straight. Very very straight. The road is long and did I mention straight. It is pretty flat and you find yourself getting out of the sadde for even the smallest rises just to do something different. I think it will be mighty fast. Well at least a girl can hope so.

The weather has been amazing and I have yet to see one of these long white clouds everyone goes on about. Ha ha.
Now that I have said that the mock as surely been placed and the rain will fall within hours.

All in all it's getting very exciting and I must go to bed as we are off to the lake tommorrow nice and early for a swim.

Night night
Say tuned
Memphis x

Sunday, February 17, 2008

On my way.

Well Geelong came and went.... I was unable to race. A saddle sore op side lined me, gross but true. I had to make the decision to get them operated on and I was so glad I did. I had been struggling to stay down on my tri bars in time trials and there was really no choice. All is good I am happy to report. I have put in my last hard week of training here on the Gold Coast. I am ready for Ironman NZ!!!!! Bring it on!

Luke and I will leave tommorrow and I am VERY excited. I know that I have done everything right and am in the best shape I could be.

As Murphy's law would have it I am about to go for my last ride but it has started to rain AGAIN.
I am thinking that the powers to be have made this the wettest summer in 20 years just for me. I figure that it must be a sign and that IMNZ will rain cats and dogs and that I will be prepared. Whatever the weather brings I can't wait. It seems soooooo long since Hawaii. I get a little race antzy and am itching to get out there. I figure that it is a good indication that the training schedule has been sufficient when the toe nails have fallen off BEFORE the race ha ha. No seriously my running fobia has been washed away with the monsoons. Dare I say that I have even begun to really enjoy Sunday 2 hour run sesions ....heck!

Gotta go but stay tuned as race day is 1st March. You can watch me on but remember no longer in age group.... this is my first race as a pro!!!!! Woo hoo !!!!

See ya
Memphis xo