Tuesday, 9 January 2018


... represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. This gesture is an acknowledgement of the soul in one by the soul in another. 
“Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you.
I still have trouble hearing and saying it .

New Year . 
New Me.

I saw someone on my Facebook feed sharing Yoga with Adriene.

So I started with 1 of the 30 days of TRUE and I was hooked .

I've attended a few Yoga classes at the gym in the past and I'm still a beginner .
Extending myself is a new journey.

Having just finished Day 8 of daily Yoga with Adriene, at home, I am so grateful I found her channel. I can't wait for each daily email.

Adriene is 
a great teacher , easy going and natural. Complete with her dog, Benjy - a Blue Cattle (Blue Heeler) she is entertaining and light.

It's never to late to begin! It's free and anyone can join in on the action!

Daily practice makes progress ! I look forward to more progress, strength and 
stretch. I hope I can keep the journey going .



Do you enjoy Yoga ?

Monday, 8 January 2018

I've never been the girl that's had the five year plan

So this memory popped up today.

It seems so long ago.

Five years ago - my goal was not to die.
Not that I had any control .

I had choices to stay as 'well' as I could and so far it's working. I work at it.

Funny that I enjoy her music and love her name. There are not many famous women named Trisha !
I have travelled so far since then.
Plans ? I have a few ongoing and yet I never tick everything off my list.

I'm better at one year plan. I can't even ...

five years ?

The first item on my list which was to

1. Start a list.
Meanwhile I’ll be getting on with
2. Five kms activity daily (run; walk. paddle or ride)
3. 1018 You vs year Challenge
4. Bike 3018 kms year
5. Lose fat, gain muscle ? (leaving this open)
6. Reach 75 Parkruns
7. Newcrest Orange Cycle Challenge 70kms
8. Gear up Girl 80kms Ride
9. Sign up for a Zoo 2 Zoo ride
10. 1 sec day app
11. In bed before 11pm 5 nights a week
12. BUG Ride once a month
13. Average 12,500 steps a day
14. Pink Triathlon
15. Volunteer x 2 month (parkrun, Meal on wheels or elsewhere)
16. Daily gratitude journal
17. Read 20 books : Listen 10 Audio books
18. One month Alcohol free

I'd be better trying to keep it simple.

Not everyone is blessed with more years - this also reminded me today how fragile life is . Take a moment to read Holly's final words. She passed away last week @27 yrs from a rare cancer called Sarcoma. I had a different Sarcoma too.

Are a five year plan kind of girl ? or guy ?

In my next 62 days

Dragon Boat Paddling Chinese New year with Breast Cancer Survivors (Dragons Abreast) in Feb.

In March : #7 & 8 plus a Gear up Girl ambassador ride this weekend.

Dragon Boat Paddling with Breast Cancer Survivors at National Dragon boating championships on Gold Coast is in between the two bike rides.

Use my code for discount at Gear Up Girl  : Trish10

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Gear up Girl

A few weeks ago , a facebook post offered the chance to be a brand Warrior for Gear up Girl.
So I applied.

If you have been following along with my latest passion - cycling - adventures . The biggest being 700km (of 1000km) charity ride the first week of October for TourDe Oroc . Then a 56km day ride to finish with Zoo 2 Zoo, and riding a bike leg in my first Triathlon  - it's being EPIC.

Imagine my surprise and exhilaration when I opened this email yesterday.

Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl is proud to announce that YOU have been selected as an ambassador for the 2018 event!
After 3,000 applications you have been specifically chosen for your love of cycling and how it has played a major role in your life.  You will be a fantastic role model for women everywhere and we can't wait to have you on board!
I  don't get any financial payment though I will get to my entry and opportunity to attend the event as a VIP and maybe some kit.
Save the Date - - March 11th 2018

It's also the privilege of being an ambassador to encourage women in healthy lifestyles and fitness.
Extremely important to me as it reduces the risk of heart disease (and all cancers). It also reduces the risk of recurrence in breast cancer and the further risk being in early menopause puts me at for HEART DISEASE.
  • Riding a bike is a great way for people of all ages and of all levels of fitness to get active and keep healthy.
  • Regular exercise is really important to keep our bodies and minds healthy. It’s essential for heart health.
Gear Up Girl is a 'vehicle' for creating a community of women to support each other as they endeavour to live lifestyles of health and fitness. We want to grow women’s cycling and we want you to help us create a welcoming environment to help grow the sport and the Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl. 

There are Four rides to choose from and chldren can get involved too, subject to certain conditions.

I am leaning towards the 80km Challenge ride

Here is my code so you can get a 10% discount when you sign up to #ridewithme  


I am so excited to be associated with a group of encouraging and inspiring women and have the satisfaction of knowing that together we may have made a difference in someone else’s life.