Monday, 23 March 2009


Not much has been happening in my world lately. At least that is my excuse for not blogging. I remember that one of my New Year's resolutions was to blog more - see how long this has lasted?!
We've had glorious weather here in the UK last week. It was sooo nice that it breaks my heart looking outside right now when it is pouring down. To see how nice the weekend weather was have a look at this photo - taken whilst driving from Dover to London - glorious.
I don't think we've seen such blue skies here since August last year. Of course, my mood that day only got spoiled when I got stuck here - just outside London

I hate being stuck in traffic, it is just such a waste of time. Anyway, now that you have seen what a great weather we had, do not be envious, it is pretty horrendous out there right now.

Last week was quite exciting for me for several reasons. There were some firsts. First, I've joined Swiss Cottage masters swim on Monday morning and loved it. Admittedly I was one of the slowest people there but who cares? I loved it. They have swims every morning from 6-7:30 which is ideal for me. The only downside is that it is in North-West London and I live in South West. So it takes me about 35-40 mins riding. But riding through streets of London at 5 am is absolutely amazing. Especially as I get to ride through Hyde Park - the Olympics 2012 triathlon venue. I was loving it.

Another "new" for me is the new coach. I have been toying with an idea of changing my coach for a while as I just didn't think that he was the right "fit" for me. It was a hard decision to make but now I am so glad that I've done it - Jen Harrison has agreed to coach me and I am thrilled. She has already been amazing and I can't wait for what's ahead of us. Thanks Jen.

OK, ok some of you may know that I got a year older yesterday. Had a pretty chilled day of relaxing with some friends which included some amazing sushi. A friend of mine and I ordered so much that in the end we had to leave some. I NEVER, EVER had a "I can't eat any more sushi" moment - so this one was the first. I didn't go to the US because Shaun was diving in Belize for a week with the West Point scuba club (such a hard life, I know) and they were coming back only late on Saturday night so there was no point for me to go if he wasn't going to be there. Instead I am flying this Friday until Monday and I have used my air miles and treated myself to first class flight - so I will either be doing this

or this

Have a great week everyone.


D said...

We had an absolutely gorgeous day here yesterday too - ran in shorts & a t-shirt!! Today, of course it's back to gray and gloomy.

I would like to be in one of those beds right now.

Charisa said...

Happy Happy birthday!!!!! Enjoy for multiple weekends! :) And I hope you get your sunshine back soon! YAH for treating yourself to 1st class!!

Maggs said...

Sounds like your husband has a great job at West Point. I had a "i can't eat any more sushi" moment last week. It doesn't happen often. Have fun in NYC.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

That has never happened - the "I can't eat any more sushi" moment. WOW - I'm impressed! HOORAY for Jen and Masters! (I have a feeling the two go together... :) Have a GREAT second birthday weekend (in first class!!!!)

Jennifer Harrison said...

YEAH! Welcome to the 30s....they are great....and I can say that b/c I am almost done with them! :)) Glad you had a great bday! Hope day #1 went super.

Maijaleena said...

Another new Jen Harrison coached athlete! It seems like everyone is part of the club now!

I am not too far from NYC if you ever want to work out when you are here.

Jennifer Harrison said...

We need shirts!

ADC said...

We do need shirts. I assume they would be pink.

jessithompson said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on the masters team and new coach... sounds like a lot of great changes!

Eileen Swanson said...

Happy Birthday! Cool news on working with a new coach!!