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Lisa’s Journey

Lisa’s Journey, Week 41: Is The Grass Greener On The Other Side…?

I promised myself I’d have a better week this week. I’d really get stuck in and make my ‘Training Peaks (TP) pie graph nice and green. Turn of events is seeming like this may not happen. I try not to let it get to me, but it is super frustrating, especially when you know you have an event coming up, but sometimes that’s just life.

Lisa’s Journey, Week 40: My 40th (Week), Feels Like I Should Have Cake & A Party…

40 weeks, 280 days, approximately nine months since starting this blog and journey. I can’t say this blog gets any easier to write, but the journey does somewhat. My only hope is someone reads it and if they haven’t started their journey that they do. You… do!!

Lisa’s Journey, Week 39: Heat, Hill Reps & Healing…

Ray threw a couple of new workouts in there for me this week – the old hill reps. I’d have to say though, I wasn’t overly enjoying the first session much. Once my heart and leg muscles warmed up after…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 38: Ray to the Rescue!

This week was much the same as the last… you know, I go for my ride and if I remember, I get a photo for the blog, it’s enjoyable to be out as I like biking more than running. But have found myself fantasising about running, while I’m biking. I guess it’s because I can’t!

Lisa’s Journey, Week 37: This weeks been a stiff one…

I tried, and I managed to stay in the correct zone, and over 80% for two subsequent bikes so I think I finally ‘get it’! My HR can drop or rise so many beats just like that, so I’m up and down like a jack-in-a-box. But I think now I get it, I don’t have to go out and blow a fufu to gain. – Yes much like my running at the start. I felt I should’ve been running faster, but couldn’t keep it up the whole run, but when I listened (to the coach who doesn’t just say it, for the sake of it) I found I could actually keep on running… Yeah, I know I need to listen.

Lisa’s Journey, Week 36: Trying to get in the ‘Zone’…

Blimin heck its been hot! I’ve been leaving my training till quite late.  It’s still nice and warm and a beautiful time of night. Well, except for the bugs.  It is so gross, huffing and puffing up the hill to…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 35: Always look on the bright side…

Ok so the week started off pretty reasonable.  We made it to seven years married – ‘air fist pump’ haha! And I even got gorgeous flowers! I did my fastest time round the block on another night, which I was…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 28-34: One, two, miss a few….

Hi Everyone!!! I’m still alive!! I hope you all had a very merry, relaxing Christmas, with your family and friends and indulged accordingly. Those of you who were nice throughout the 2018 year, I hope Santa was generous!! If not there’s…

Lisa’s Journey – A ‘Qwik’ how, what and why summary of 2018…

So, I was lucky to hear about Ray from Qwik Kiwi Coaching – well from Ray’s generous sponsorship of our annual school event, the Kaikoura Whale Run. The biggest thing that would have stopped me from joining Qwik Kiwi, would have…

Lisa’s Journey, Week 27: Marlborough Women’s Tri… tick!

I’ve actually not got too much to report training wise. The last week was a hike and a bike. Yip that was it! Seems even worse now, having just typed it. It’s like saying it out loud. So, I was…

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