Recovery meal

I may have found the easiest, simplest, healthiest recovery meal:

  • Banana + organic crunchy almond spread
  • Hot green tea + lemon + honey

Yum!! A bit sticky in the mouth… but if you don’t mind that, GO FOR IT !

Tomorrow is Dad’s Day and the Perth Marathon. So Happy Father’s Day to y’all dads!

Perth Marathon course –

I didn’t die

I am not there.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

In memoriam Norberto Chutrau (1938-2013)

C’est la vie

Due to my father passing away in a tragic accident, I’ve discontinued my posts. This doesn’t mean I’ve quit. There’s a lot going on. But right now I don’t have much room nor time for my blogs. And the motivation has taken a long leave of absence.

I guess that one way or another, when the dust settles, I’ll catch up about triathlon, my first Ironman, running, injuries, etc. Apologies if you are one of the few followers.

C’est la vie

The Sheltering Sky

Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well, yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.

Finish 2012 on the podium

And finally after almost 4 years in Australia, a podium finish!

City of Joondalup Triathlon (Hillarys 1), which happens to be the Sprint distance State Championship.

(For those of you overseas, Hillarys is a suburb near and North of Perth, Western Australia)

Cycling Perth – Sorrento to Kalamunda

A spectacular ride from the Sorrento Surf and Life Saving Club (SSLSC) to Kalamunda, in the Eastern Perth Hills.


Perfect weather, cool morning, slight easterly breeze (good for the way back)

The ride has a cat 3 hill: Gooseberry Hill Rd (the main incline), continuing to the town of Kalamunda.

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Check the ride profile.


So this ride starts at sea level and goes up to about 300 m over sea level. Returning from Kalamunda there’s a fast downhill where you can easily exceed 60 km/h without pedalling. Just watch for traffic in 1 or 2 roundabouts.

Road is for the most part fairly safe and broad, with generous shoulders. As usual, watch for broken glass and small branches up in the hills.

Interested in the route? Download from: MapMyRide or Garmin Connect