My name is Nixie. I’m in my mid 30’s, I have a sit down office job and in the last year and a half have found a passion for sport.
Starting with Race For Life.
Moving on to ladies only cycle races
and then on to Triathlon and I found my passion.
I’m not fast!
400m swim in the lake, 10mins.
20k bike 49mins
5k run 30mins. (well, mostly, my PB is 27:52. No idea where that came from – not done it since 😉 )
But I am a finisher and I want to be faster 🙂
I want to go longer!
I was never a sporty kid. I had glandular fever twice as a kid and that meant no exercise for 2 years.
just a little before that I had got on a hockey squad – although never in the team, I have a feeling I was put in because all my friends were in rather than my skills.
I have a dodgy knee where it got thwacked in one such hockey practice.
Mum is petrified of the water and Dad can’t swim, so goodness only knows why I’m such a water baby. But might explain why I learned to swim as an adult (In a class full of older ladies who wouldn’t put their face in the water… I jumped in and scared them 😀 )
I always wanted to be sporty, it just never worked out for me. So I guess if you want something bad enough you’ll make it happen.
Having a sporty Husband has to help too 😉
What I want now, is a 70.3 … Long term goal but it’s a great thing to want