The sub-heading at the top of my blog states this is about my thoughts on balancing life, family, work and Ironman. Sometimes life throws something at you that makes you stop and think about what is really important to you and where your priorities lie. I enjoy analysing and going through all the big and little details of training and racing, and while this is mainly what this blog is about, I know it is mainly recreation.

At times I can be quite selfish in my pursuit of Ironman, but I am happy to say I have a beautiful wife that brings me back down to earth if I get too far out of control. I will always exercise, often considered to an excessive level by those who don't understand the sport. Sometimes training is a stress in itself, but at the right time it can be my most effective stress reliever.

It has been quite a while since my last post. In that time I have completely thrown my training plan out the window. Instead if I haven't felt like training (which has been often), then I just don't go. Other days all I have wanted to do is go out and run or ride myself into the ground. I have done this, with no pattern, or plan, and to be honest it is exactly what I have needed. I hadn't given up on the Ironman, but it is something that had to be put on hold for a while.

Those that know me personally, or have followed my writings for a while will know the my wife and I were expecting our first baby in the not too distant future. Unfortunately there have been some complications and we have lost the baby. I won't go into details, this is not the place to do it.

What I am most grateful for is that we both have tremendous friends and family that have shown us an unmeasurable amount of support and love through this time. It is these people who are the priorities in life. Yes, I will be back with a big plan for the Ironman soon. This time it will mean more to me to be able to share the experience with those close to me.


  1. Jason,

    Condolences to you and your partner for your loss - sad news.

  2. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, I am genuinely very sorry for you loss, but based on the little I know about you I am sure you are looking after each other.

    Take care

  3. You've got my respect for keeping your priorities straight! Take care.

  4. My thoughts go out to you and Giggles. I'm very happy that you have friends and family that can help through this time. Take whatever help they offer you.

  5. condolences to you and your wife. It´s good to have a friends and family near to you get through this time. Keep your head up!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear that Jason.

    Take care.


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