Saying Goodbye

By | December 28th, 2015|Family|

Tonight as I helped my mother get my father into bed I leaned over, kissed him good night and said goodbye to him. I explained to him that I was going home the next morning and would be leaving early, probably too early for him to be awake. I had told him this a number [...]

Reflections

By | December 17th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

I’m sitting here in San Francisco waiting for my last flight to get me back to Toronto for Christmas, people watching and wondering where everyone is going? Each airport I have been at in the last 20+ hours have been jam packed with people no doubt heading to spend the holiday season with loved ones, [...]

The Distance Between Us

By | October 10th, 2015|Family|

The last couple of days have really made me realise how far away from my family I really am.  I had been chatting with my mom and sister just a few days ago when things seemed fine.  Then you get that call "Dad's had a fall".  With that one call I sat on egg shells [...]

Rest, Recover, Reconnect and Rejuvenate

By | October 3rd, 2015|BLOG, Family, Motivation|

After what seemed a very busy year it was time to take some time off to rest, recover and reconnect with Russ then come back rejuvenated and ready for the next year which will be huge!  I had come home from South Africa not even wanting to get on my trike.  I unpacked it and [...]

Be Grateful

By | May 20th, 2015|Family, Friends, Motivation|

This morning after my ride with the St. Kilda Cycling Club ladies I was driving along the beach and thinking about how grateful I was for my life.  This was brought home to me this afternoon when after sending a message to a number of girlfriends I received a reply from one of them that [...]

2014 Comes to an End

By | December 31st, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

As I sit here with a glass of wine to celebrate the last day of 2014, I'm reflecting on the year that was.  For me it was a fantastic year with many highs throughout the year.  For others it was a year of sadness, heartache and the unknown. Our world has been a place of [...]

Road Race – World Para Cycling Championships

By | September 2nd, 2014|BLOG, Family, Friends, Motivation, Racing|

Today was the last day of the 2014 World Para Cycling Championships and it was also my last ride of the competition in the Road Race.  I had such a good ride during the ITT that I didn't think it would be possible to have two perfect rides!  I knew that the day was going [...]

Next Stop 2014 World Para Cycling Championships

By | August 18th, 2014|BLOG, Family, Friends, Training|

I thought I had better write a bit about what I have been up to!  I left Segovia, Spain 3 weeks ago and headed to Toronto via Frankfurt.  I have spent the last 3 weeks not only in full training mode getting ready for the World Para Cycling Championships, but also visiting with family and [...]

Fitzroy Mega Swim Over for Another Year

By | March 2nd, 2014|Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS|

For an event that was supposed to be a one off event way back in 2011, the 14th Annual 24 Hour Mega Swim at the Fitzroy Pool went off without a hitch! It was probably the coldest and wettest swim we have had in 14 years.  Usually we are battling the heat and sun, so this [...]

Australia Day Honours

By | January 28th, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, MS|

A few months ago I received a letter from the Secretary of the  Order of Australia on behalf of the Governor-General to inform me that I was being considered for the award of the Member of the Order of Austrlaia in the General Division within the Australian Honours System.  This would mean that I would [...]