Hamilton Island, a slice of paradise
|Fujifilm Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim|
I reckon it's totally do-able, especially if we start training now and even hold our own little mini triathlon! What do you think? Are you in?
Baby steps are the go, remember. We can ease into it all, and start with a solid 25 metres at our local gym swimming pool ... then a 2km ride on the bike, to be followed by a 1km run on the treadmill. Sounds good to you, doesn't it?
Seriously though, when I was invited to be a spectator at this awesome event, I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know that I would be rubbing shoulders with some of the country's favourite elite athletes!
I particularly loved the fact this event encourages such a broad range of competitors and participants. It was super to see that Ironmen/women, and Olympians too, are much like us ... aspiring to be good at something. Yes, for sure they are total champions and in their sporting element however "us" ordinary people are encouraged to also give it a go as well.
Take my gorgeous friend Anita, for an example. She didn't even train for this event but was deadset keen to give it a go! And guess what? She smashed it in 2 hours!!! I am so proud of her!
|Super star Anita Mitchell completes her second tri|
Staying at The Reef Hotel brought back many beautiful memories. This was my third time on Hamilton Island ... the first time was back in my career days with workmates on the R&R sales team. The second time was much more special though and was when I said "yes" to my husband's proposal! Yes indeed, my wonderful husband proposed to me back in 2005 on this very perfect tropical island. Truly, it was one of the best days of my life….Aaaahhhhh.
To make perfect even better, island visitors get to wake up to this view every morning!!! Seriously, what more in life could you want? It's just sensational!
|The Reef Hotel View|
Not only was I impressed by the triathlon itself - the event was run super professionally - but the fact we got to rub shoulders with some of the country's and world's elite Olympic champions made this experience totally unreal. Check out these guys, recognise them?!!!
|Susie O'Neil, me and Michael Klim|
Another day, another sensational event. We travelled on a speed boat from Hamilton Island to the most brilliant white sand beaches I have ever been to. These two swims were 750m and 2km open ocean swims and they were positively thrilling to watch.
|Melissa Gorman open ocean swimmer champion|
|Qualia Resort Hamilton Island|
|Michael and Lindy Klim with Fitness Food And Style|
|Hamilton Island buggies|
Much love & friendship,