Tag: Mental Stength

Day 1 wrap up – epic adventure

Wow what a day, 103km and 1500m of elevation but to be honest I am feeling ok. Tonight we are in Jarrahdale and thanks to our friends here we had nice hot showers and now sitting in front of a toastie warm fire, however today was not without its challenges and dummy spits…

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The cyclone before the storm??

So it’s here, the epic adventure is a matter of hours away, it feels like it was only yesterday that we sat down in Dome on that wet and cold Sunday morning and decided we would embark on this adventure raising funds for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre…but this previous week has been cyclonic and very nearly resulted in potential disaster.

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The glory of not giving up

Giving up is the easiest thing to do, it requires minimal thought and zero effort and that is why it can seem like the easiest option when things get tough.

I felt like yesterdays off-road triathlon (X-Adventure) in Dunsborough was a good test of resilience for me, right from the start of the day I was put to the test and it didn’t seem to get any easier as the day progressed.

Tapering with Type 1

Tapering is a well known method used amongst athletes in the week leading up to big sporting events, it allows the body to rest in preparation for a big all out effort at what ever event it is.

If you have not picked it up yet from my ramblings, exercise is a key driver for helping to maintain good blood glucose control and changes to my exercise ‘routine’ can bring about difficulties with control, so now with less than a week to go before I race the off road triathlon, my tapering needs to begin.

Getting off the food insanity wagon

In 1983 Rita Mae Brown quite wisely said in her book “Sudden Death” that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

I have now been doing fly in fly out work for 16 months in my current role and each time I fly up expecting that the food situation would change for the better and each time completing a swing disappointed in the nutrition available.