The Rottnest Channel Swim was full of action this year with a Great White Shark sighting, a sinking boat and flares going off!
It is becoming a bit of a tradition that I injure myself a week before I compete in an event. Last weekend I was kayaking in the ocean and the swell was huge, well it looked enormous to a girl from the bush! I thought I had my timing perfect, there was a break in the waves and I took the opportunity to paddle into the shore as fast as I could. I had made it, my kayak was on the sand! Then before I knew it a wave smashed me, I hit the sand with a thud and the kayak was floating over the top of me.Read More »
A majority of people who make new years resolutions include something to do with health and fitness. Your resolution could be to drop a dress size, fit back into your favourite pair of jeans or to simply get fit.Read More »
To say that I over indulged on Christmas day is an understatement. I like to think of the over eating as carb loading as a few days later I put on my hiking boots and headed for Bluff Knoll.Read More »
It is that time of year again when we set out to compete in the Rottnest Channel Swim. Months are spent juggling children, training and preparing for the event. It is worth all the effort to challenge yourself and to taste that ice cold beer at the Rottnest pub once it is all over!
Swim to Rotto is one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island. The race can be done as a solo, duo or in a team of four and you need to have a support crew of a boat and a paddler.Read More »
As soon as I am outdoor and in nature I can feel my body relax, especially the tension I am carrying in my shoulders. I didn’t even realise how tense I am until I get outdoors. When you have small children, getting outdoors, going into nature and walking can do you the world of good. The fresh air, listening to the birds and a dose of D is good for the soul.
Attempting a bush walk with a pram can often by difficult if you don’t know where to go. So many times I have had to do a bit of 4wd with the pram as I have gone down a path that was not suitable.Read More »
I love Las Vegas, the bright lights, vibrant nightlife, non-stop entertainment, everywhere you turn there is something that catches your eye. With so many things to do and lots of temptations, it is easy to overindulge during your stay.
Let’s face it while you are on holidays you are likely to have a bit too much to eat or drink. I mean isn’t that what a holiday is all about? To help balance things out here are a few tips to keep you fit while you are visiting Las Vegas.Read More »
Continually I am hearing that Australian children are not exercising enough and not spending enough time outdoors. No more than two hours of screen time a day is recommended however only a third of our children are meeting this recommendation. Children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active and less likely to be overweight.Read More »
Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia with the peak 4095m high. What do you do when you see a mountain? Well you climb it of course.Read More »
In the lead up to Swim to Rotto nerves took over and I faced a lot of self doubt. I knew that I could not let fear take over, I had to believe in my abilities and that all my hard work would pay off. Determined to achieve my goal I just had to focus on my swimming stroke and my breathing. Surely that was enough to get me over to the island?Read More »