Friday, June 12, 2009

Our Lani at Dawn's.

I think I am one of the cats.... they strut along this railing every night. 

Final Days !!!!

Time has flown here on our adopted island home.  A month has gone by faster that you can imagine. So much solid training has been done in preparation for Ironman Japan. I am pumped. 

We leave on Monday for Goto and I am very excited. Firstly I am so ready to race. Secondly Luke is on FIRE!!!! 3rd Miss Hillary will be there and I miss her madly. Especially now that Belinda and Juzzy have gone to the dark side and left for their new home Boulder. (Bend is where it is at...they just don't know it yet) 

I will be sad to leave our amazing home stay Dawn. Not only is she a wonderful flat mate she is also our masseuse. Here in Kona you won't survive without a tip top massage lady. The Kona training rips your body apart with the harsh elements. Body work is the key. I have dragged my sad, pathetic, tired ass onto her table countless times over the last month and passed out. Only to wake up a new person ready for another brutal day. So a massive shout out to our girl Dawn. We love you Dawn. 

The vog has been pretty good of late so we are enjoying some beautiful clear, hot final runs and rides. I have some funny news. I know I have been working hard as I am seeing the underside of 60kgs for the first time in decade. HECK! Maybe I will now no longer be the fat athlete. Nice!

Finally over the weekend I did a super sprint trip to San Diego to buy a new camper van. This one is a much upgraded but same style van as the one we have cruised in for the last 3 years. She is red and goes faster. I dub her the Red Turtle "RT" I am really looking forward to doing some miles with her soon. I would never have been able to wrangle a super deal and make her ours unless I had the endless support of or sista "Sum Sum". I flew in to SD at 11.30pm and she rallied to pick me up, drove me everywhere the next day to my meetings and then threw me back on the plane all with in 36 hours. Our family in SD are amazing. Sum, A Man, Jaz, April, Peter, Rory, Claudia... you are the best! See you soon.

Stay Tuned 

Memphis x 

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


My race went a little something like this ....

Swim... a little slow but ok.

Bike .... ride ride ride ..... bumpity bumpity bump. Crap a flat! Fix flat. Ride ride ride, bumpity bumpity bump. Crap tyre flat again with valve situation. 

Race over! 1 hour spent hanging out with super awesome volunteers at aid station waiting for SAG to take me and my injured stallion back to transition. 

I had 4 mins to spare and then in came Crowie , Chris and Lukey. Yay Luke another fantastic result. You are on fire baby! 

Belinda won the girls! First race back from leg surgery and another win for the season. Go B!

I got instructions from coach to long run the very next day. All good in the end as I would rather have all flat tyres this weekend and not in Japan. My quota has been filled for the year and I have moved onto a full on last 10 days of Ironman training. 

Stay tuned 

Memphis x 

Hawaii weekend

Final dinner with the worlds best homestays!
At post race dinner with beautiful Irene and Belinda.
I had to have one Mai Tai before we leave.

Post race beach adventure  

No more Wine for us ... NOT!

and the winner are ....

Where's my prize?