It’s been a while since my last blog.  In fact it has been almost 2 months but that certainly doesn’t mean that life has stopped.  In fact life has been busier than ever!

I think the main thing that has gone on in my life is that I finally finished writing, editing and approving my book – ‘Cycle of Life – A Gold Medal Paralympian’s Secrets to Success’.  I can now say that I am a published author!  I have now sold 150 copies and with the first launch of my book to take place this Friday with 8 other authors.  So it has been very exciting to see it finally come to fruition.  I have been writing for years especially with my blog and had always wanted to write a book but had no direction.  My good friend Tina told me to just keep writing, which I did and then after hiring a mentor, Natasa, she set me on the right path.  Within two hours of meeting with Natasa, she had me understanding the direction I was taking with my writing, we had 12 chapters titled and had outlined one of the chapters!  Absolutely amazing to have someone set you on the right path.  So since July last year I have plugged away at outlining each chapter and then writing each one and this was done on long haul flights, in hotel rooms and in my front room.  So to be able to say that I have finally finished it and have it now in print is overwhelming to me.


So if you haven’t purchased one and would like to you can click on this link here and you will be directed to a page on my website where you can buy one!  If you would like to attend the launch this Friday you can book tickets here.  The cost is $30 and for that cost you will  take home your very own copy of one of the 9 books (Your Favourite) we will be launching on the night! And it will includes a free drink on arrival and finger food throughout.

I have also re-vamped my website and I have Hannah Sutton from Hannah Sutton Design to thank for it!  I think she has done a wonderful job.

I have also been busy training and racing.  I spent 11 days in Adelaide as we had a weekend of racing in a UCI event which had points towards Rio attached to the outcome.  It was great to host riders from Malaysia, Korea and New Zealand.  The following weekend we had our own National Para Cycling Championships and I am happy to say that I came away from both weekends with wins.  I had a great time rooming over the 11 days with Hannah and Gabby, training, racing and exploring the Barossa Valley with the two of them.

Finally I have just returned from New Zealand where as part of the National Para Cycling Team we took part in a UCI event in Cambridge, NZ again for points towards Rio.  I am happy to say that every single rider on the team came away with wins in both the Time Trial and Road Race.  So a lot of great points towards Rio!

As for what is next, I am back in Melbourne for a good block of training until July and then I will head over to Europe for a World Cup in Germany and then the World Championships in Switzerland.  I will also be hosting my own Book Launch hopefully around the end of May, beginning of June…so stay tuned for details!

So my life never stops, but I would be worried if it did!


About the author : CarolC


  1. Hannah Sutton 05/05/2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Good work Carol! Thank you so much for the shoutout 🙂

    • CarolC 05/05/2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      You are more than welcome Hannah! You have done a brilliant job!

  2. Lyn Stacker 05/05/2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hey Carol, Wow, your feet never touch the ground. My book arrived safe and sound on my birthday! How good is that. Haven’t had time to read it yet. Waiting for the world to stop for a little while so I can savour it. Congratulations on all of your recent successes. As always, you are an inspiration.
    Cheers Lyn

    • CarolC 05/05/2015 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Lyn, great to hear my book arrived. It is a very easy read and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for your lovely message. Love Carol

  3. Kevin Stevenson 05/05/2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    A beaut read. Virtually read it in one sitting and came away with an idea to pursue. Thanks Carol.

    • CarolC 05/05/2015 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Kevin, I heard that you had read it very fast! Glad to hear that you have thought of something to pursue! As I always say there is no time like right now to try something new!!! Cheers Carol

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