Friday, November 21, 2008

Gone Down Under....

Hey Everyone,

It has been a while since I have updated and a lot has happened. I will try to catch you up.

Subic Bay, Philippines training is done and the experience has been one of the best that I have had. Both in and out of sport.

In sport, Brett Sutton showed me a perspective that I couldn't have gotten from anywhere else but from him. He has taught me what really matters to be successful...all I will say is most don't get it. I will be a different athlete because of it. Thank you Sutto.

Out of sport, living in a 3rd world country is very eye opening. Most of the 1st world has no idea how the rest live. While we all got use to living in the Philippines, we all gained a huge appreciation for what we have.

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I am now down in Albury, NSW Australia. A smaller town 3hrs northeast of Melbourne. I am here training for the next few months with my good friends Chris, Marilyn and Justin. I arrived with Marilyn, while Chris and Justin will come in next week.

The training here is perfect, with no distractions. There are great roads to ride on, lots of run trails, and 5 swimming complex's!!!! Yes, I did say 5. Each one has an outdoor 50m and 25m pool.

I will be able to update a little more regularly, now that I am here. So stay tuned....

Cheers,
BB

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Week three from Subic


This is one of the little guys that I see pretty much daily while riding here in the Philippines. I will try to add a few more photos, if my internet speed cooperates.

I am in week three here in Subic and am starting to get into a little better routine. I just wanted to post a quick update to say that I am back to being 100% healthy, after battling a sinus infection, flu and dislocated toe. When you have your health, life is good...no matter what the situation is. The training is going great and the time is really flying by.

I only have 8 days left here in Subic, before heading down to Australia where I will be training with my good friends, Chris, Marylin and Justin. I trained with them in 2006 and had some of my best training/fun times to date.

I will try to post another update in a few days.

Blake