Reaching Peak Fitness

Becoming a Surfer

Becoming a Surfer

It took me more than 2 years and 5 different countries to finally being able to call myself a surfer. Somehow being able to catch and ride waves consistently was not as easy task. I sweated and struggled and fought but made very little progress with each try. Nevertheless, I’ve never given up that dream. So what is it about surfing that causes such passionate devotion to it? The answer is obvious one would say – water, sun, beach, lifestyle. What’s not to like? The truth, however, is that it’s hard to verbalize the spectrum of sensations that arise once you’re...

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Muay Thai experience

Muay Thai experience

I was tired and breathless. My Muay Thai kickboxing trainer was punching and kicking me repeatedly. I tried to push him away but he kept coming closer. To say I was praying for the bell to ring would be an understatement. When it did ring, I collapsed into the corner, thoroughly exhausted and wondering how I was going to survive the next round. I’ve been training on a daily basis for four weeks in Thailand, but this was my first encounter with something close to a real fight. I knew fighting was going to be tough but I’ve never thought it was going to be that tough. Setting my...

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My 2nd Half Ironman

Last weekend I’ve participated in my 2nd Half Ironman race in Shepparton, Victoria and actually did very well… 5 hours and 21 minutes, 67th place in my age group, smashing my personal best by 45 minutes and passing few strong team mates on the run. Deep down I knew I can be good in this : ) Was a long 12 months journey since I started to get there though!   In between weekends of training & racing, I managed to take a week off to celebrate Melbourne cup properly. We started with the traditional breakfast at my courtyard, followed by a beautiful sunny day at the racing...

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My Ironman NZ Journey

My Ironman NZ Journey

It all started10 years agowhen I mistakenly watched an Ironman event after few shots of tequila while backpacking the east coast of Australia.3.8 KM Swim, 180KM cycle and a 42KM marathon run. Indeed an Ironman. Without thinking of the consequences I told my travelling friends that one day I will finish one. Funny enough, the day after, I totally forgot about the whole thing but I guess my mind had a mind of its own. 10 years later and here I was in New Zealand on the start line with 1200 other competitors. I should take my tequila moments more seriously. Training officially started 5...

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