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I wont be entering any winter triathlon races in the near future!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Stephen and I arrived to our lovely little home here in Leysin, Switzerland a few days ago! We love it here. It is beautiful and it has everything we need right on our doorstep.

Stephen loves to think up ideas on what we should do next, ..well, 2 months ago, he thought it would be a great idea to do a winter triathlon, with a 10km x-coutry ski, a 10km mountain bike and a 10km run, ..or something like that. I just said, “yes darling, whatever” ..to keep him quiet. :)

Well, yesterday we tried some x-country skiing, as it is also something Boss has told us to do in the winter.

Years ago, when I was a kid, my Mum and Dad used to take my sister and I x-country skiing. Amber and I would be happy enough to do it, but we would have prefered to do the “cool” type of skiing, ..down hill. But Mum and Dad did’nt do the cool skiing!
I remember always having cold feet and I remember it always being an all day affair! Mum and Dad would take us up the Scottish Glens and we would be out all day! Amber and I were a bit wimpy and only wanted to be out a while! Or my Mum and Dad were a bit crazy!

Anyway, yesterday we rented some x-county skiis. We took ourselves to the great ski track they have here in the winter.
I got the skiis on and off I went, having to wait for Stephen who kept falling over!
I was doing fine for the first 300m, till I hit a steep part of the track. I seemed to loose control completely. BANG. CRASH. Arghhhhh!!!
We continued for another couple of hours. It was fun. But today I am cursing! I have very sore muscles. ..but dont worry Boss, I did my run today and there is no serious problems! I think we will stick to swim bike run and be safe!
I’ll just watch the skiiers from a distance and admire how easy they make it look!

Happy Christmas everyone!

December 2008

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

November has been and gone! It was such a busy and exciting month it flew by, in what felt like, seconds!!

November started on my birthday! November 1st. I gave my self an amazing birthday present by winning Ironman Florida for the 5th time! Winning Ironman Florida also happened to be my 5th Ironman win of 2008! Its been an outstanding year. Once apon a time I dreampt of winning a triathlon! Suddenly I have won 11 Ironman events !!! However, I am greedy, and motivated. I believe I have a lot more to give and much more success to follow.

After Ironman Florida Stephen and I went to Clearwater for the World 70.3 Champs. I was excited to watch and support Stephen in his race. Unfortunately he did not have a good day. Afterwards we disected his day, learnt and moved on. Frustrating as it was, he has also had an outstanding year, so we will remember that and be excited for 2009!

To finish off November Stephen and I got married!
What an exciting and special day that was. We had both our families and so many of our friends together at a beautiful country hotel in Scotland. The day was perfect and even better than we imagined it to be!
The day whizzed by in a fairy tale dream! We are now enjoying being Mr and Mrs Bayliss!