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So far CarolC has created 169 blog entries.

Expectations

By | August 7th, 2018|BLOG, Motivation, Racing|

I was reminded recently by a friend of mine, Alexandra, that we have to ‘do our best and let go of the rest’.  She also wrote that ‘When you know in your heart you did the best you had in you today, whatever that looks like... let go of the rest. Let go of your [...]

My Sister – Not just my Family – My Friend

By | July 26th, 2018|Celebration, Family, Friends, Training|

It has been almost 2.5 years since I’ve seen my sister.  It was when our father died in March 2016.  So when I invited her to come and see me in Italy for a week I was so excited when she said she would. We all have busy lives and no more so than my [...]

No Race is Ever Perfect!

By | July 8th, 2018|BLOG, Racing|

I'm sitting at a small cafe in Amstelveen, about 8k from Amsterdam and not far from the airport and it's giving me time to reflect on the 2nd World Cup that I raced over the last 2 days. I certainly can't be unhappy with a Gold and a Silver, but I do have take aways [...]

Living An Amazing Journey

By | June 30th, 2018|Motivation|

I am sitting in a little AirBnB Bungalow in the rural community of Erm in the Netherlands, having arrived yesterday after about 27 hours of travelling.  I stayed at the same place last year when I was travelling around with Hannah Dines of GB. I'm on my own this year but only until I meet [...]

Special Family Time

By | June 28th, 2018|BLOG, Family, Friends|

After coming back from Europe and the first World Cup of the year it was back to training, training and more training for me.  That is until my niece sent me a message and asked if she could come for a visit.  That was definitely not something I could ever say no to, even if [...]

Wisdom and Gratitude

By | May 9th, 2018|Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

The whole trip this last month has been certainly one of wisdom and gratitude. I think that at times we just go with the flow and our days become just one day after another without thinking about what we have learnt or what we have to be grateful for. My last few days have been [...]

European Adventures

By | May 2nd, 2018|Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

We are getting to the pointy end of my trip overseas this past month, with racing about to start tomorrow, Thursday.  I am really looking forward to this! I spent a week in Nice, France at the beginning of April meeting some amazing people living with MS, sharing our stories and learning about up to [...]

Service With a Smile…Could You Do It?

By | April 9th, 2018|BLOG|

Demanding, rude and always right customers, the job of Customer Service can be a tough gig.  I don’t know if I could do it…service with a smile!  So why am I writing a blog about customer service?  Well the last 24 hours I have had the best customer experience I think I have ever had [...]

Life on Long Weekends

By | April 3rd, 2018|Celebration, Friends, Motivation, Training, Training|

With the International racing season about to begin, with the first World Cup race in May, my training has picked up quite a bit with more kilometres every week and strength sessions in the gym.  I’m tired but I know that in the long run it is what is needed to get faster and stronger. [...]

From Stone to Gold

By | March 20th, 2018|Motivation|

‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  Do the thing you think you cannot do.’ ~ Eleanor Roosevelt How many times do you not attempt to change something or try something new because, the fear of failure, the fear you may look [...]