Archive for January, 2011

Back to Reality!

Posted on: January 17th, 2011 by admin 1 Comment

Unfortunately the holiday is over but it was an awesome time with lots of laughs and great memories! After leaving the freezing temperatures of Whistler we spent a week in Honolulu where I finally got round to trying stand up paddling! It was so much fun! Although my skills in regards to catching waves has a lot to be desired!

Yes, I did eventually stand up, I just started this way!

Unfortunately Wesley had to deal with a few injuries from Snowboarding, to Surfing but nothing would keep him down! He found other things to keep him occupied thanks to Robbie (Paris!!)

We celebrated my brothers birthday in style. And yes, I actually did do some training hence the cycling gear I was wearing!

Dad, Robbie and Blake had to leave paradise early due to work but mum, Wesley and I continued our holiday and flew to the island of Kauai for a couple of nights. It was absolutely amazing and a must do for anyone traveling to Hawaii.

This was the view from our hotel room at the amazing St Regis Princeville Hotel. We never wanted to leave. But now we have a sneak peak maybe there needs to be a return trip in October.

I have been back home for just over 4 days now and it is time to get fit again. The mind and body are ready for the year ahead and full of motivation and enthusiasm.

And if you haven’t been to the newsagents lately, make sure you grab a copy of the latest Triathlon and Multi Sport Magazine! My first cover shot!!

With Luke and Amanda in town and Guy arriving tomorrow night the next few weeks are going to be painful, but in a good way!!

Nothing beats a Perth Summer!!

Happy New Year

Posted on: January 1st, 2011 by admin 1 Comment

What a way to end the year!

After leaving Perth xmas morning with the family we traveled to Hawaii where due to the time difference we celebrated xmas day again! After a 7 hour lay over we were back on another flight heading for Vancouver where again we celebrated xmas day! Three xmas’s in 3 different cities in 3 different countries! Exhausting!!

It was a shock to the system arriving in Vancouver after the heat wave off Perth, it was freezing!! But no time to procrastinate! It was straight on the Ferry on to Victoria Island for a night! Then back to Vancouver for 3 nights to catch up with friends and family.

Tony put on an amazing dinner and I was in elite company with Kasey and Laurie both BMX National Champions. There was a lot for me to learn including improving those bike skills!

From there is was on to the slopes of Whistler! And if I thought I was cold in Vancouver, then I was in for a shock when the temperature gauge was showing  – 15!! I had every layer of clothing on I could find!!

But the days have been spectacular with the sun shinning, magnificent snow and an amazing party atmosphere! 60 percent of the people working in Whistler are Aussies so it sounds a lot like home!

Next came New Years Eve and there was plenty to celebrate! 2010 had been an amazing year!

It is now the 1st of Jan 2011 and the goals have been set for the year! But before then there is still another week of holidays!

Maybe a bit of this today..??

Before heading to the sunshine back in Hawaii tomorrow!!

Happy New Year to you all!