Away to the Sunshine Coast for a change of scenery and some R&R, however as luck would have it, the good Lord decided he would dump a years worth of rain in 24 hours. The weekend turned into more R&R than anything.

I continue to tick the boxes and stay injury free. Niggles, aches and pains are just the norm, and stairs continue to be a worst nightmare scenario. I was in Melbourne for work for some of the week, and at the Gold Coast Airport I opted for the elevator that took me up 1 level, rather than 20 stairs.

On the Wednesday morning as ‘corny’ as it may sound I woke early and ran from the city along St. Kilda and the last 5kms of the Melbourne IM course. So many emotions (although it was dark) were flowing through my body. Truly, a spine tingling run. That stretch of bitumen will always be special to me, my first Ironman.

I’ve signed up for the run leg of a super mixed team for Challenge this weekend on the Gold Coast. 1:201:22 is the aim. Sub 1:20 would be nice, but I am not pulling the trigger 2 weeks out from Mt. Tremblant. Just see how the legs feel, and how far ahead we are in first positon; )

A seriously stacked pro field will be great to watch, no flights, no accom required. Just drive down 40 mins. EPIC!

16kgs of Nutrition and Bike Equipment are on their way to the USA for our trip. I sent a box ahead, much cheaper than luggage! It’s funny when you look at it all, so much good stuff to consume and burn off. Words like 'Yum' and 'Ouch' come to mind.

For something completely different this week I took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Greg Mcdermott, Albie Firley and Rob Harris... batter up!

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