May was the name of my childhood cat, short for Mayhem - and kind of describes my mental state for the month dealing with my dud foot. In hindsight, I would’ve done things differently but they say life’s about the journey, not the destination so I’m learning throughout the process. Other than that things are starting to feel quite settled, we’ve discovered the best coffee roasteries and the nice spots for picnics and my not so little brother came to visit.
April has been an exciting prologue to Aussie living. Its like if you want a chance at the yellow jersey you have to give it everything you’ve got on the first Time Trial. We had a long warm up with a 32hr road trip from Melbourne to Noosa. Hit the first small hill finding our rental accommodation. And are currently lapping up the views in our new home and training destination.
February jipped us a little with its mere 28 days, but the month still managed to be busy enough that I needed to scroll through my iPhone photos for a memory jogger to write my blog post. Spent in Auckland, Queenstown, Greymouth, Christchurch, Wanaka, Bangkok and Phuket (...) It's just a bit like waiting for Monday to roll around before you start your healthy eating plan.
A monthly update from Amelia Rose Watkinson on aspects of pro triathlete life. Icons of a New Zealand January; Beach, sun, friends, family, sport, beers, bbq, road trips, camping and for the triathlete community, training, racing and tan…
Training tilt is about bringing coaches, athletes and business together. Cam talks marketing and business ideas, Training Tilt clients share coaching philosophies and I’ll contribute a bit of pro triathlete life.
As this is my first post and it's getting scarily close to 2018 I’ll thumbnail things into an annual review.
I quite liked the way Spotify summarised my 2017 musical taste in numbers, so I’ll introduce myself and year in a triathlete capacity, in numbers too:
Provence of Cebu, 9th biggest island of 7600+ islands (only 2000 are inhabited) that make up the Philippines... Won gold. Very Happy to get a win in this season after a slow start to my year. Atmosphere and orgainisation wise the best half ironman in Asia! (If the bike course was hilly it would rank no1 on course too.)