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Equal Rights

Equal Rights

At the moment there is a fight for equal rights in Australia. The government has decided its ‘mandate’ and unchangeable policy is to force the LGBTI community to be subjected to a non-binding postal survey. In my opinion it is a damaging and spiteful survey. […]

Babadook?! Gay πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ icon?

Babadook?! Gay πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ icon?

We are now entering Pride season in the northern hemisphere, and one of the more interesting stories I have seen is the idea that the Babadook is a LGBTI icon. After seeing it all over Twitter and Facebook, I had to turn to Google to […]

Project Tri<3

Project Tri<3

Almost two years ago I completed my first ever Triathlon.  It was such an amazing experience and achievement but to be honest, it is all a bit of a blur.

The Olympic Triathlon involves a 1500m swim, followed by a 40km bike ride and a 10km run… most people thought I was crazy, but I had to know if I could do it or not.  I had to push myself to achieve something far out of my comfort zone (from the point of me thinking I was going to race) & know I could achieve it.  And I did, with a lot of hard work and training.  Albeit probably still too many beers in the lead up to the race.

I was so nervous.  I felt very much like an imposter and was intimidated as soon as I entered the Excel Centre here in London.  Mostly because I didn’t really know what to expect! 

I remember worrying about how to setup transition area, counting out the rows to where my gear was stored, trying to remember how many laps of each section I had to do, about missing turnoffs and either not doing the full distance (and being disqualified) or doing to much and running myself ragged…  all the pre-race anxiousness and I forgot at times to simply enjoy myself!

London Triathlon 2015
Me very exhaustedly crossing the finish line at London Triathlon 2015 (Olympic Distance)

I remember doing the research beforehand online.  But none of the blogs or articles I read focussed on the emotional side to prepare you for the race.  Just the physical training involved…  but I completed it, and did the full Olympic distance in around 3.5hr.  I was on track for under 3hr, but on the second last lap of the run I drank too much water and started to feel very sick, so walked part of it but I always focussed on finishing!

But since that race, I have switched my focus to travel and work, and as a result have been ‘letting myself go’ so to speak.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been definitely enjoying myself!  And have put on about 15kg in that time!  (So maybe I’ve enjoyed it a bit too much 🀣)

But here we are almost two years later and I wouldn’t be able to complete the shortest distance Triathlon, let alone the Olympic!  

Line in the sand, all that stops this week!

With the onset of the heatwave here in London, and I mean actual heat (30deg or higher!), I got back on the bike to avoid the even hotter trains & underground.  But now, I have managed to rank up 30mi this week so far, and I will do more depending on the weather this weekend!

Today, I didn’t ride in, but decided I would take the stairs and avoid using the elevators.  Walking up/down to level 9 in a building takes the wind out of you the first time you do it!  πŸ˜±. 

But from here on out, I will get fitter and stronger and I will aim to beat the 3hr mark my next triathlon (still planning a date).

I am also considering trying my first marathon next year, as my sis and friend are both talking about doing the Paris Marathon, so plenty of time to prepare!

After all, what’s life without a little challenge?  πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚️

Conference done!

Conference done!

We have done it! *sigh* It was well received and such a great experience!  Very nice to have that reaction from the different partners! Time for a breather, and a weekend of chillaxing by the pool! after we tackle the photo booth 😎πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘Œ

Salesforce launch almost here…

Salesforce launch almost here…

Today, is the big day. The scenarios are set and the presentation is ready.  It’s been a fun couple of days here in #Malaga!  But it gets serious tomorrow morning (just for a short while). We have two sessions, the first a high level overview […]

The sultry tones of my voice

The sultry tones of my voice

So today I recorded my first podcast!

It was with Andy from Venturi’s Voice and covered things from setting up blog and why I started it, to how it actually helps me as a leader, and how I run my team and got into Salesforce.

I am worried I sound a bit cringeworthy but also can’t wait to hear it! &

3mths in… at cirrus.red

3mths in… at cirrus.red

Hello all who stumbled across cirrus.red and this article. (Not specifically Salesforce related but please bare with me). I don’t know how most websites get started, but cirrus.red hit the three month anniversary mark today!   And to start off, I would like to share […]

UAT in Brussels

UAT in Brussels

I’m off to Brussels for a week long UAT (user acceptance testing) session with the latest project I’m working on. We are having big issues with the data side of the price but the actual Salesforce build has come together extremely well.  Or at least […]