These words may be very familiar to you, whether it’s because you’re a teacher and you use them frequently at work, or as a parent at home, or like me, you heard them all to frequently whilst you were growing up. Whatever the case, what does this phrase really tell someone?
Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the eye-opening experience of both racing and marshalling major triathlon races. The first of the events – Laguna Phuket Triathlon – I raced. Although I was aware of draft marshals out on the bike course, I was also aware that for a lot of the course, I was flying solo, always respecting the 7m thai drafting … Read More Impartial Marshalling
In my previous post, I mentioned the analogy between human and Earth’s boundaries. How if we go at something full force without taking a break to recover, we’ll eventually burn out, in the same way that we’re burning our planet out. But some deep thoughtful friend of mine threw in a wild card: what about external influences to these ‘closed’ systems with defined boundaries?
How time flies! Apparently it’s been over a week and a half since I landed in Phuket, and my body can certainly verify this. After taking several weeks ‘off-season’ in Sept/Oct, with minimal physical exertion, just enough to keep the legs ticking over, training in Phuket has certainly been a shock to the system. Especially in the swimming department, where 20 km weeks are … Read More Sustainable Development – An Athlete’s Persepective
To most people reading this, those characters will probably look like some new trending artsy design or brand logo. A week ago, I would’ve assumed the same thing. But that is a week ago. Now I know that it is in fact ‘hello’ in the crazily complicated language that is Thai, or Sà-wàt-dii khâ. “And why does this matter?” I hear you asking. Because … Read More สวัสดี ค่ะ – Sà-wàt-dii khâ
As part of my Master’s degree, I started keeping a diary to note down significant speakers, companies or friends who had said something influential to me regarding my attitude towards sustainability and the environment. Initially, I was slightly against the idea, but as the term went on I got very enthusiastic about my little notebook. Most of all, I enjoyed reading back through it … Read More Why I’m here…(electronically speaking)