Time flies and I must say it was nice to have a relaxing Christmas split between home in Melbourne and Adelaide with family. Summer has been fantastic so far and we have been very spoiled with the weather which makes for easy training... well easy to get out the door. I guess that is the benefit of living summer to summer is 90% of the time you are always happy to wake up and get out the door.
The other nice thing about Melbourne is there is no short of cycling buddies, with friends like Greg Henderson (Lotto-Belisol), Koan De Kort (Giant-Shimano) and Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) I am always assured to be short of breath.
The first part of the year has been about getting miles done and having a nice solid block of training. This was somewhat interrupted due to a knee scope and clean out as a result of an incident with a media motorbike during the cycle leg of Ironman Western Australia at the end of 2013. With that now out of the way it is nice to be back into the full swing of things.
With the interruption of the scope the focus shifted from Ironman Melbourne to defending my title at Ironman Australia in May before heading back to San Diego via Hawaii 70.3 to begin the US season.
Along with the training it is always nice to do articles and extra media things that pop up, but more on that later....
remember do what you love and love what you do.