With the 2020/2021 race deferrals I already had a pretty full calendar of races with Ironman St George in May, Wales in September and California in October, but when Ironman announced the inaugural Ironman Alaska and posted photos like this, who could resist? A medal and t-shirt just for making it there, with the... Continue Reading →
So, what about that pandemic eh?….
So, what about that pandemic eh? I've had way too much time on my hands to write another post but recent adventures, and a nagging an encouraging wife have prompted me to pick up the pen again. With the pandemic, most of the races were canceled and Ironman is not an organization that wants to... Continue Reading →
Is this blog active? Hello, anyone there…?
If you’re at all entertained by my articles, or would perhaps like to pay me to shut up, please feel free to donate to Fxck Cancer. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated, and all go to a very worthy cause. I wrote my last post right after Ironman Wales 2018 in September, and had all... Continue Reading →
Post-Ironman Depression Syndrome, And A Cure…
You might want to put the kettle on and grab a large beverage for this one. It's pretty long - so long, I started writing it in September and it's ready for publishing in May. I expect you'll be done reading by Thanksgiving, by which time I hope to have completed two more! If you're... Continue Reading →
Simon Williams, You are an Ironman…..
Wow, so many thoughts and feelings, I'm not entirely sure where to begin. Before I start, I should warn you that this blog entry may require you to have the reading equivalent of Ironman skills to make it to the end, and could very well end up being 140.6 miles long, if printed. If you... Continue Reading →
So, how do you train for an Ironman?
Well, the short answer is, I don't know, as I haven't finished one yet but I won't let that stop me sharing what I've been doing..... I sort of started training ("sort of", "started" and "training" all being contenders there for the operative word) for this event back in mid November. At the Olympic distance... Continue Reading →
Planning a day out in the wine country….
Run 5K? You must be joking, where's the car.... Yes, I would have said the same thing not that long ago. Having been built more for comfort than speed, I could never fathom why anyone would want to run at all, let alone a 5K/10K/half-marathon or, heaven forbid, a full marathon. I remember many years ago... Continue Reading →
The C Word
Before this blog I had created a different blog with the intention of recording my journey through treatment. Sadly, things didn't work out that way as I woefully under-estimated how sick I would get. So, as a prologue to my cycling adventure, and everything that's happened since, here's a "summary" of those awful few months. Be... Continue Reading →
Day 8, Ventura to Santa Monica Pier. Don’t Stop Believing…
Before I recount my epic last day of what has truly been an amazing 8 days of my life I need to say a few thank you's. Firstly my long suffering wife. The look she gave me when I suggested this adventure, on my own, was quite something. It definitely had a little hint of... Continue Reading →