“I can’t do a triathlon, I’m too… old? overweight? non-athletic?”
Whatever your excuse, we think that you CAN do a triathlon!
Don’t believe us? Trigirl’s inspirational video, featuring Irongranny triathlete Eddie Brocklesby, will change your mind. Eddie not only took up sport at the ripe young age of 53, she has since run marathons, done triathlon at highly competitive levels and ridden her bicycle more miles in a year than some of us drive in our cars.
Watch Trigirl’s video and hear about Eddie’s accomplishments from the woman herself- we think you’ll be motivated to get out there and do something amazing, too! No excuses 🙂
Thanks to Audiofuel for providing music to go along with Eddie’s story. If you like your fitness inspiration in the form of a good beat, check out Audiofuel’s full line of adrenaline-packed musical arrangements, available as motivational coached sessions or just great audio compilations to keep you moving!
I’m aware that I was awfully quiet on the blog front leading up to Ironman France. There could have been many reasons for this, like training very hard, lots of work or similar. Unfortunately it was much less pleasant. My mum was diagnosed with a brain tumor. That’s bad in any case, but made worse by the fact that I’m in a different country. She’s also not been one for telling us things like this until she had to, and even then she still tried to keep us away. Not an easy situation, but one that does happen more often than we think. 1 in 3 people are affected by cancer, I think the statistics are.
I don’t want to go on about just how ridiculously rubbish I felt, and all the things I failed to do during the first few weeks. What I want to talk about is how much the sport helped me cope once again.
Have you ever started off something really well with great intentions and high levels of motivation, yet as time past, your efforts and motivation dwindled. Just like those New Year’s Resolutions … many of us start the year with great intentions to get to the gym more regularly, to start exercising, to eat healthy foods or maybe even to quit smoking.
As the weeks progress into the New Year, motivation to keep on going starts to fade until you are no longer making an effort to do what you intended to do. Well, you are not alone …