Sunday, January 14, 2007

Count down

Today we are having a rest day!We all got into our massive team bus and headed for Manly beach to chill and have a swim. The weather has been super hot lately with up to over 40degrees!!Walking for more then 5minutes leaves you in a sweat, but today is nice and cool. Training is good although the sessions are filling up with internationals with the arrivals of people for Youth Olimpics. We tripped into Sydney centre yesterday which made for lots of entertainment, some of us went to the maritime museum which was not the best choice, but all good! We move into the Olympic Village tommorrow which will be wicked and then theres the opening ceremony. We have the NZL Youth Olympic Physio staying with us at the moment which is great. Only 4days till racing!!!exciting! Anyways paddling is good and we are having a sweet time, I hope NZL is getting a bit of sun too!
Lata days...

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


After a 3hour flight I finally arrived in Sydney!!!After being greeted by Malcolm who very kindly picked up me and my boat, we headed back to a air conditioned apartment that Malcolm now lives in in Darling Harbor. We had a great night out as Mal took me to some wicked dance clubs. The next day we carried on to Penrith! After hours of walking in the 30degree heat with our gear in a supermarket trolley we made it to the BnB were staying at!!It was crazy, Ive never walked so far in my life...well thats what I claimed anyways. So finally we made it onto the almighty Penrith White water course! Im not going to lie me and Abby were a bit scared of the raging holes and the bollards that jump out at you, but we quickly got into the flow of things and became confident. The next few days we caught rides to the course with the friendly Canadian crew and used our Kiwi charm to catch a rade with a few randoms. Paddling has been wicked and every day gets better and better. We have now moved in to another place and were with the whole Kiwi Team so all is good! Saawwweeeet.Thats all for now,

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Training for Auz

We got up bright and early this morning for our speed session which went better then I thought after last nights Lactic sess.Its another beautiful day here which is great!
Quote of the day: The pain of effort is temporary, the pain of failure is not
Nearly finished sorting my stuff for Auz so all goo!