Half Ironman distance – check! But now, Michiel needed to recover. What to do? Straight back to training for Ironman? Rest for weeks? Falling asleep after the finish line.. Thing is, after a big event like Continue Reading
We found this half by accident, walking past one day, spotting a sign saying ‘vegan’, and promising we would go back again! A quick look on Happy Cow and the great reviews, we went twice during our stay Continue Reading
Russia isn’t really known to be a popular tourist destination, probably partly because of their policies and how they’re portrayed in the media (rightly or wrongly), and partly because the visa process is a pain! Continue Reading
The alarm clock went off super early, I made a mistake the night before. So nervous! Tried to sleep a bit more, but I was already awake. The day of the triathlon! It all felt like it wasn’t real. Good that Continue Reading
Doing Ironman is almost easy compared to taking your own bike to a race in Russia. I agree, this is a bold statement, but you can judge for yourself… Booking the flight I booked via Delta: “Please Continue Reading
It was time. The ‘big training day’ is what we were now calling it. We were in the middle of Russia, nobody spoke good English, but thank goodness for Michiel’s new found friend, who made finding Continue Reading
It’s easy to say ‘this is for training’, ‘no pressure’, but as Russia, and the half ironman distance triathlon got closer, it was nerve wracking for us both. Michiel had his own worries, and it is my job to make Continue Reading