Monday, April 25, 2011

Final Week

The countdown is really on now towards our wedding on the weekend. Danielle is running around organising all the last minute things but everything seems to be just about ready to go for the big day.
Now we just hope for good weather.
I even got a new suit for the occasion which should last me for a very long time considering the amount I will wear it!
Everyone keeps asking when we are going on our honeymoon and where we are going but we dont even know yet. We have a few possibilities in mind but with my racing schedule we aren't really able to do much until towards the end of the year after my time in Europe.
I think I will be looking for a good break by then and the thought of an island resort goes down well..

I had my first race back after my injury at Julia Creek last week where I finished second. So not a bad result but after winning for the past three years it hurt not to cross the line first.
Most importantly I came away from the race without any injuries or niggles and had another great weekend out in the bush with some awsome people. That race gave me a bit of an idea of where I am at with what I should be aiming for in my next few races leading into the European season.
Although I ran 17 minutes for the 5km of barely any training I think my next race in Noumea with a much bigger field is really going to hurt and a top 8 finish would be great, anything better would be a blessing.
Originally Sutto had told me to ignore all my results for the first three months back, but when you are competitive its hard to let anyone in front of you and I will still be racing it as hard as I can.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Team TBB Deutschland!

TBB Germany 2010. Great looking bunch!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

To wet for me

After another week of constant rain, flooding swept through most of Thailand and washed away the roads we were intending on racing on in a few weeks at Koi Samaui.
A number of people were killed in the floods and landslides, including 10 people about 50km away from where we were staying.
After this news I booked my flights home and got out of there as quickly as possible. I had no other reason to hang around but to do the race. In a way it worked out well as I wont be tempted to push my knee beyond its limits and I can now help out a bit more with the planning for the wedding.
So I arrived back in Oz over the weekend and have slowly got into some training since then. Back to work tomorrow.
More interestingly construction on our new deck out the back of our unit started on Monday and if the weather stays fine and all goes well it should be finished in the next week or so, Giving Tyler a whole new play area and a great little spot for some BBQ's in summer.
Here are a few photos from the floods in Thailand and what was the view from my room for the last week.