Throwback to May 3.5yrs ago and I was on the start line for my first ever triathlon. The gun went off. Arms flew. Water splashed. Legs kicked. I PANICKED. I was sick. I screamed. And I dragged myself 750metres around the lake (walking in the shallows!) to get myself round that course ASAP. I completed the race, crossed the finish line 8th and said “winners can’t be scared of water it seems!”. I spent the next gruelling 4 weeks giving myself ‘self enforced fear training”: I MADE my self go to the open water lakes and practice 3-4 times a week for a month (regardless of my tears and screams!) I used visualisations every night and I coaxed my phobia into something that looked a incy bit like enjoyment! . Today I swim 100m 1min45sec faster than 3 years ago. I swim train 5 times a week and I am - admittedly not a lead swimmer, but ahead of the mid pack in most races (even in the sea!) . It didn’t come easy. I have zero affinity for water or talent in swimming for that matter! But I have rock hard determination. Oh and also a really really fast wetsuit! 👆 @zone3official 💙 . . We all need a little helping hand sometimes to get over the first hurdle. For me it was that race to give me the drive to get over my fears. For some, it can be as simple as buying a lovely swim suit or sliding into the best wetsuit on test to help motivate you to go swim training. If that’s you, @zone3official have a mega sale on at the mo for #blackfriday so this could be your chance to get your kick and start making strides in the swim! 🧜♀️ . .. . . . . . . #iracezone3#wildswimming#swimmer#swimsuit#swimbikerunworld#swimbikerun#triathlontraining#triathlon_world #triswimpics#triathlonswim#trilife#challengeyourself#endurancetraining#coldwaterswimming#coldwaterchallenge#swimworkout#trainingdays#wetsuit#sport#triswimpics#racesuit#extremesports#mentalstrength#trilife#tri365#womenintri
Cheeezin in the winter wetsuit. Also - another reason to smile.. today I bought a house! I’ve been stressed for the past couple weeks - where to live, what to do with the bus? ..I really wanted to travel abroad, but also have a home base to come back to. But If I was going to buy a house, it needed to not just have a living space/unit for me but have another for rental opportunities for income while traveling, a solid investment, at a cheap price AND have room for the bus, & a garage..and extra storage and be conveniently located, and high ceilings. I mean....I wasn’t asking for much! ..🙄..My hopes of finding this were pretty shot... but today I went to an auction that I was nearly certain I had no chance of winning because of the huge investment value this place has.. and the fact that it basically covers my whole impossible check list ..someone’s going to bid that up...but that bidder was me! and I won! It needs a lot of renovating..but.. I’m excited and I guess it’s time to get my “HGTV” boots back on. . . . . . . #smile#patagonia#wetsuit#winterwetsuit#wintersurfing#surf#surfing#surfsup#surferboy#surferlife#ijustboughtahouse
Green Means Go!! The cbdMD Jaws Big Wave Championships have been called ON for tomorrow, December 12th. Here’s @GrantTwigBaker on a memorable bomb last season! First call is at 7:30am HST local time. @cbdMD.USS @WSLBigWave.
This year has been such a crazy roller coaster. I’ve learned and felt so many new things. Experienced and discovered so much more about myself and others than I ever thought I would. I even rekindled an old interest of mines from when I was a kid and started using it as my off season cross training. So much change has happened this year and I’m so excited for what’s to come this next season. Couldn’t be more grateful for my sponsors @double_k_freediving @suuntodive @cetma_composites_official and now @xdubai 📷 @deepfreediving #freediving#portrait_shots #wetsuit#girlswhofreedive#hawaiilife