Since training takes up the majority of my day, it's no surprise that I spend most of my time in workout clothes. However, this is not always the most flattering. Awkward true story: one time I arrived at the meeting point for my club’s weekly Saturday bike ride and while I was looking down to fix my brakes, a teammate asked the rider next to me: “Oh did you bring your son with you to ride today?” (To be fair I was in a helmet and sunglasses, and if the person who asked if I was a boy is reading this, don’t worry I didn’t take this personally at all and we laughed it off).
If you’ve ever been to a great show or concert and thought “Wow, that was really a spectacular performance,” behind the lead performer there was almost certainly an incredible, dedicated group of people helping make the event a success. However, the hard work of the team operating behind the scenes tends to go overlooked...this blog post is about thanking those people.
On September 7th, 2014 it will be exactly one year since my Road2Rio fundraiser event - a special evening put together with the help of my triathlon club, the Brussels Triathlon Club (BTC), the local commune of Woluwe Saint Pierre, my swim club CNSW and many others to fund my 2014 triathlon season. Many who participated and donated time, money and energy into making the evening a success ask "So where are you now? How is the progress towards the Olympics going?" This blog aims to answer these questions and more.
You can find links to race results, photos from adventures across the world, links to some cool sponsors, and a variety of blog posts about everything from racing to nutrition and training, as well as a smattering of advice and random thoughts that traverse my overactive mind.
Above all, this blog aims to thank those who continue to believe in the Olympic dream. The journey will be long and challenging and any success I experience is just an extension of your constant support. So join me on the adventure and lets have some fun on the road to Rio 2016.
Road2Rio Fundraiser 2013 with the Rolling Bottles