One Phone Call

By | March 30th, 2020|BLOG, Family, Friends, Training|

One phone call is all it takes to change your life!   That happened to me on Saturday the 21st of March.  I had just finished a lovely ride with my friend Clare and we were in her backyard along with her partner Andrew, having coffee and keeping our social distancing.  My mobile rang with an [...]

A New World

By | March 20th, 2020|BLOG, Friends, Motivation|

I don't think any of us would have predicted how this year would pan out the way it has so far.  We have entered an unknown world that has made people fearful and panicking.  From December to February, I saw people who were companssionate and giving due to the bushfires.  People who would do anything to help [...]

The End of an Era – The Start of New Beginnings

By | March 14th, 2020|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, MS|

As the author Geoffery Chaucer wrote "all good things must come to an end". A couple of years ago I mentioned in passing to the events staff from MS Limited and to the friends that help  me out at the 24 Hour Mega Swim that when I hit 20 years I was going to retire [...]

A Moment to Change a Life

By | November 24th, 2018|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Friends, Motivation|

I was reminded today that certain decisions, encounters, meetings and events help shape our lives.  These certain moments can be crucial and profoundly change the course of our ives.  Today I was meeting up with past employees of MS.  Some of the members were there when it was the MS Society of Victoria and some [...]

The Gift of Friendship

By | October 12th, 2018|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

For the last few months I have been overseas racing and training and I had a fairly successful season with many lessons learned along the way.  But after the racing was done I decided to take a month off for the first time ever!  I always take some time off at the end of the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]