Well it’s been a pretty busy week here in Laura’s Lockdown Land. I think we are on week 3, but really I have no idea, other than it must be Easter judging by how many people are baking Hot X Buns. This week has been filled with baking (and eating) lots of cookies, cracking on… Continue reading Crochet, Cookies and Kittens
This week was supposed to be taper week ready for Xterra Rotorua on the weekend, my final race of the season and the one I’ve been working towards since January. Instead we are locked down in our homes amid the Corona Virus pandemic, oh and its also my Birthday! Xterra, along with so many other… Continue reading Life In Lockdown
I’ve been a bit quiet on the old blog the last few months, opting out of my weekly updates. Partly due to the fact that I was just getting on with my training and didn't feel the need to write about anything as I was just getting it done. Then, partly because I’ve been pretty… Continue reading It Was Going So Well…
So I took a bit of a break. I deleted my training plan, cancelled my races and just did what I wanted, which was ride my bike. As you may have gathered from my last post, (I Can’t) things were getting to me a bit. I needed to take a step back and remember why I… Continue reading Go ride your f**king bike!
This week has been kinda boring training wise. I’ve actually managed to just get on with it. Limited dramas, acting like a normal person, and training hard for Rotorua Suffer in just 2 weeks time!! Plus I’ve been able to add in some extra bike sessions at the forest to get acquainted with my new… Continue reading Week 17: Snooze Fest!
After the whole peanut butter drama of Sunday, I still wasn't feeling great on Monday, but managed to at least show up for my training, even if I didn't quite have it in me to complete the swim set. But its better than crying at home, which has often happened on a Monday when I… Continue reading Week 16: Period Power
This week kicked off to a great start and by Friday I was feeling like a strong, confident woman who could do anything. Then I woke up Saturday and my internal channel had changed to ‘You can’t do this’. WHY?? I want to see if I can figure out what triggers this change in mindset… Continue reading Week 15: Hero to Hormonal
Last week’s stomach cramps seem to have disappeared, hooray, but I felt like this week has been a whole other level of struggle. I have felt emotional, overwhelmed and stressed, but as per my goals last week I have upped my veggies, tried to get more sleep and began practising mindfulness. It all started on… Continue reading Week 12: Overwhelmed
After completing another decent week of training, I’ve been averaging 7-8 hrs the last four weeks, I am feeling sore but strong. Is this what its meant to feel like when things are finally coming together? My swim times are down, my bike FTP is up and my running, er… still needs work. But I… Continue reading Week 11: Listen to Yourself
I thought I would give you a little insight into what I do other than swim, bike, run and stress out about stuff. I am also a dairy farmer. While dairy farming may not be very popular at the moment, I am not here to argue about the ethics of farming, but give you an… Continue reading Life on the Farm