Archive for July, 2008

Keep the blog alive!

July 20, 2008

Well it’s a week today since the Ironman.  It already seems like an age ago.  I’ve recovered surprisingly quickly except for my back which is still quite sore (although I made it worse by riding my bike to and from work on Thursday!  Silly impatient me!). Joseph has been on egg-shells all week – we […]

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Home again

July 16, 2008

After spending a day looking around Zurich we came home yesterday.  I’ve spent the morning reading the last two posts that Colette wrote and all the very kind comments and emails that we’ve received.  Thank you everyone for all your support. Joseph coped well with the journey back but is feeling a bit tired and […]

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Job done

July 13, 2008

Mission complete.  Matt did himself and us proud today when he crossed that finish line at around 5.30pm this evening.  His aim was to complete and finish the 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42km run as a thank you to everyone who has supported and donated to tri4joe over the past few weeks.  It was […]

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One down and two to go

July 13, 2008

We didn’t need an alarm clock this morning as Joseph made sure we were up at 4am!  The torrential rain forced us to change from plan A to plan B – get the car instead of walking to the start.  There is nowhere to park within 20 minutes walk of the race start, so I […]

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1 day to go

July 12, 2008

We made it to Zurich on Thursday – it was quite a long trip as we kept having to stop for Joseph – he didn’t get on too well with the heat and being cramped up for so long.  We left at 1.30pm and got here at about 9pm.  Yesterday, Matt registered and had his […]

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The Final Countdown!

July 10, 2008

Donations update If anyone was to tell me a few months ago that I should try and raise 20,000 Euros I would have laughed at them.  Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever thought it possible.  I thought maybe 2,000 Euros.  Colette was more optimistic and told me to shoot for 10,000 Euros.  […]

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Notre histoire est maintenant disponible en français!

July 9, 2008

Mon ami, Didier, a bien traduit le page “Our Story” en française.  Merci Didier!  Ça aura été difficile pour moi à faire avec mon mauvais français! 🙂

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Please read: making donations

July 9, 2008

I thought I’d better tell everyone that we’ve had a couple of friends of ours thinking that they had successfully donated money through the Paypal donation page, when in fact it looks like something went wrong somewhere. If you tried to donate but you are not sure if it worked or not then check that […]

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1 week to go…

July 6, 2008

It’s funny how the mind distorts time in ways that are never favorable.  The weather was terrible today and so I was forced to do a short training session on the turbo-trainer (cycling’s equivalent of a torture chamber).  During one of the 8 minute intervals I realized that intervals like this seem to take forever […]

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Cakes galore

July 5, 2008

It’s strange to think that as I’m typing here there’s a whole hive of activity going on in my home town in Fermoy.  My wonderful Aunty Joan and cousin Marian have organised and are in the middle of hosting what sounds like a very busy coffee afternoon at the Resource Centre in Fermoy to help […]

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