In danger of being my own worst enemy

Up until last week I had a serious case of post-holiday blues. I had such an amazing time in Fuerteventura.  I refocused and kick started my 2018 training program.  But just like that, I was brought back to reality!  Long days of training in the sunshine were replaced with long hours of work; beautiful scenic bike rides were replaced with hell on earth, aka the turbo (indoor cycling).  In the [...]

By |February 4th, 2018|Categories: Bike, Endometriosis, Fitness, General, Health, Run, Swim|

2018, My year to make a resolution

I don’t normally make new years resolutions, mainly because I don’t stick to them, but this year I am making an exception. This year I am going to make my Sea to Summit dream real, I am going to work my ass off to be in the best physical shape possible and I am going to stop worrying about how people perceive me, posting whatever I want wherever I want. [...]

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Bike, Endometriosis, Fitness, General, Health, Run, Swim|

Coping with Endometriosis

10 operations, continuous pain and fatigue, and more hospital meals than I care to imagine - the 12 years since my initial endometriosis diagnosis have not been fun! When I reflect on it now, I have no idea how I managed to keep going, let alone progress my career and throw a few ironman triathlons and endurance races into the mix. Fact is I realised quite quickly (mostly through my [...]

By |January 6th, 2018|Categories: Endometriosis, General, Health|

Endometriosis: What is it and what are the symptoms?

One in ten women suffer from endometriosis. This makes it as common as diabetes. Yet many people have never heard of it! Do you know what it is or what the symptoms are? I didn’t, I didn’t even know how to pronounce it, let alone know what it was! When I was diagnosed I went on a google mission to understand it. What is it? Pronounced en- doh – [...]

By |October 15th, 2017|Categories: Endometriosis, General, Health|

The road to my Endometriosis Diagnosis

'Wow, I feel great, they must have given me some awesome painkillers' The nurse is calling my name 'Andrea, Andrea.' My eyes start to open and I look around, there is something not quite right, I am still in the pre- op room. 'Are you with us Andrea? Andrea, you have just fainted whilst we tried to give you the anaesthetic' There was something quite fitting that the day I was [...]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Endometriosis, General, Health|