Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm now at BF's and finally able to upload some pics onto blogger! These are me, as of last week. Say 69kg in these even if I was in the 68's earlier in the morning. Interesting to compare with a pic of me 20kg heavier at 89kg. If daring enough flick to the December 2007 archive and scroll down right to the bottom of the photos and the bottom two pics there show me 20kg more than now.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Whoohoo!!! Yep, this was sure my weight, (kilos) this morning before brekkie hahaha!

And infact my lowest scale, (on my scales) read since um 2006 when I got down to 66.8 at one point! Last year my lowest read was 68.5 which lasted one morning before I fell off the rails. But no extreme pigging out or off track behaviour today so that's a start!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Skinfold Total today: 115mm
Skinfold Total at First Visit with Fitness Coach 54 days ago: 183mm
Eventual Skinfold Target set by Fitness Coach: 70mm
Weight loss to date since first visit with coach: 8.8kg in 54 days.

So here has it. I'm pretty happy with that! 70mm sounds an awesome goal but me being way more modest had 100mm as the biggie to get under and 120mm to be a great target to stay under.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Today was the day, - I was honestly rather nervous about it, mostly the thought of swimming in the potentially cold Swan River which at times isn't all that clean!

I did the Enticer Challenge Series triathlon which was a 300m swim, 10km bike ride and 2.5km run. My completion time all up including the transitions as well was 54 minutes, 28 seconds. The 300m swim: 10 mins, 9 secs, transition one: 2 mins 55 secs, 10km bike ride: 23 mins 43 secs, transition 2: 1 min 18 secs and 2.5km run: 16 mins 21 secs.

That is much better than my last triathlon 4 weeks ago where with a 250m swim, 8km bike ride and 2km run my total time was 58 minutes something!

Enticer females started the swim at 7.03am! We climbed down some stairs, across a floatie mat thing and jumped into the water! 24 degrees so much warmer than expected, - no wetsuit required or allowed! Not long before we were OFF! After the last swim out at Champion Lakes 4 weeks ago I decided it mandatory to get some GOGGLES! Best decision ever! The swim seemed much easier with them!

Transition was nicely marshalled and laid out. So out of the water, ran through transition to find my bike! I found it OK, and took off cap and goggles, put on shoes and socks and helmet, unracked bike and ran with it out of transition to where we were allowed to mount! Up on it and now away! The wind was in my favour on the way up and I was cruising along at around 35kmph on the bike according to odemeter on the way up, -awesome! Then at the turnaround we had a head wind so speed went down to a bit less but still over 20kmph, still I reckon that's good!

At end of cycle was the dismount, then ran bike back to appropriate rack in transition, chugged some water, then off for the run. Jelly legs a bit to start with as well as the stitch for first few hundred metres but I ran it out. Still am slow at running but felt a bit faster than my last tri effort! Then the end, - AWESOME! I wore a bra and black bikini bottoms for the event! HAHA! Over the bra I wore my black rashee with pink ROXY written across bust and my black cycle lycra shorts with a padded bum for the bike. I wore that costume for all three disciplines and I felt it was a good choice!

I've just watched the Olympic distance and Elite races, - WHOAH! Definitely I want to get fit with this sport! The determination and speed and all round 'fit bodies'. I really enjoyed it and it was awesome to see international class triathletes here in Perth!

Also I'm very pleased I decided to get a roadbike with curved handlebars rather than a flat bar bike! I LUV my bike!

Talk soon!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Hi! Firstly the holiday was FREAKIN AWESOME!!! We stayed up at Monkey Mia in Shark Bay! All of Shark Bay feels like a tropical island, somewhere else on island time! It is part of the mainland haha but is on what looks like a peninsula that is narrow enough at the entry point to almost be an island.

On Thurs night BF and I went up to stay at a property near Lancelin where we met up with BF's sis and her BF. We crashed the night and were up and left at 6am for the big trip to Monkey Mia. The place where we stayed near Lancelin was BF's sis's BF's parents place! Confused haha? Anyway the parents lent us their nice comfy flash ute for the trip!

We stopped off at Geraldton on the way up for a look and to do some jobs, then headed up to Monkey! Very exciting for me cause of new territory as I'd never been north past Geraldton, (except when I flew up to Broome for a holiday in 2007). We stopped off at Shell Beach for a pic! This beach has no sand, - is completely made of shells and goes for over 100km! And I aquainted myself with what WA roadhouses look like! On the way into Monkey we dropped into Denham for supplies, then headed in! Swim was first on agenda, followed by meeting up with BF's sis's mates and having a BBQ and drinks with them!

Following day we were up early morning to watch the ritual dolphin feeding in Monkey Mia! Here about 5-6 dolphins come to shore every morning! We aren't allowed to touch them but we got some awesome photos! I LUV dolphins! After a BBQ brekkie we all headed off to Ocean Park near Denham where we saw and learnt about lots of marine life! Quickly ya know sea snakes aren't dangerous, (I wouldn't swim with them but)! We even saw sharks and I have pics! Plus much more!

Next we headed off four wheel driving down the beaches through sand tracks where we stopped off at some awesome various beautiful beaches for some swims and we also were lucky to see much sealife in it's natural state as the water was so clear! These beaches are a combo of red rock, sand, reefs, water of different colours and the bright blue sky and the odd bit of greenery! BF owns 2 snorkelling sets and we both went for a snorkel on the reef which was awesome and we saw some good stuff! One of the guys went fetching oysters and got some!

On the way back we ducked into a hot pool, (like a thermal type of thing). This was when the day had cooled down from about 38 degrees to 28 celcius in the early evening haha! We had tea and a couple of drinks down at the resort and bravo me crossed something else off my 'to do' list that night hahaha! Anyone who can make a correct guess gets a 'thumbs up' from me!!! So come on, have a punt???

We had a bit of a sleep in, (and me a walk) the next day, then headed to the restaurant for brekkie! Next we organised ourselves to hop on a sailing boat at 9.45 for a 2.5 sailing cruise to watch out for sealife. The guides yelled when there was something like a dolphin or dugon say 50 metres away in whatever direction it was, then those that wanted to jumped up fast and tried to race to best area to take a pic or wait for sealife to pop up for a breath. We were given polarised sunnies to wear for the trip. I wasn't quick enough to get any decent photos here but saw lots!!! And the sailing boat had a nice strong rope hammock in middle to lie on!

Next was lunch at resort, then we headed into Denham for a 3 hour quad bike safari trip!!! On road, on dirt tracks, 4 wheel drive motorbiking on hilly sandy seaside, contending with uneven tracks and rocks! BF couldn't wait for this one adventure!!! I admittably was shitting myself a bit about this as I'm very lets say inexperienced on motorbikes and have only driven a motor vehicle twice last year, (then not for years before)! I do have my licence so was able to do it! We all had our own motorbike!

I started out very slow and tour guide started giving me a little shit on how nervous and slow I was and hoped I wasn't that nervous in a car! Anyway I soon got a bit faster on the straight and reached a top speed of 47kmph on dirt track and cruised at that. I was a little slower on all the tight corners and uneven surfaces but! I learnt to accelerate hard and go up steep sand hills, (did get stuck once though and guide got me out by reversing bike!) What goes up must come down so we got to go down steep sand hills with the odd small rock to swerve around! There was one particularly scary corner where the track was tilted one direction instead of flat so if sitting upright I'd feel I'd fall off the bike. Was instructed to lean the other way and I made it round the corner! We stopped at various points along the way for a rundown and photos! A very scenic trip! I was rather impressed as I managed to start and stop the bikes by myself! Anyway, had a ball on that trip and so much fun and I'm up for more motorbiking now!!!! It's excellent fun!

We had a big tea together at the Heritage restaurant at Denham, very nice!!! Then we drove back into Monkey, packed, then bed for an early 6am rise to get on the road early! We left at Monkey at 6am, got back to the place where we stayed at near Lancelin at 1.45pm! Then a BBQ lunch, then back into Perth! BF and I went down to the sky show in the evening.

It was all fabulous! I've uploaded a heap, (25 pics) to facebook! Am not sure if my profile is available for public view or not, (will look). So search Pip Dodds if keen! Here are a couple anyway!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

108.75km BIKE RIDE TODAY!!!