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28/12/2015 20:00

Training during the First Trimester

At first, I felt just like my usual self, running every day, no food aversions, no symptoms at all, the only indication that I had a “passenger” was this plastic stick with two lines on it... and then... Shortness of breath During the first few weeks, I felt like I was puffing a bit more, having to...


10/12/2015 12:21

Yoga for the first trimester

I was still going to my usual “Tough-Power-so-intense-I-tremble-and-sweat-Yoga” kind of classes (which are a fantastic complement to triathlon training) at Gym n Tonic before I found out I was pregnant… in fact, until about week 6 or 7 of my pregnancy. I soon changed classes as soon as I...


28/11/2015 21:35

Run, Bike, Run, Bump - Singapore Duathlon 2015

The Singapore Duathlon, one of my best races last year, was supposed to be at the beginning of October, but the air was so bad due to the forest fires in Indonesia that it was postponed. A few weeks after the original date, I found out I was pregnant and when the organisers announced the new...


04/10/2015 11:59

You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til It's Gone

“You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s  gone” I have had a very fortunate life so far. I’ve not had a really devastating loss yet – temporary or permanent. The closest I got was when my sister snapped her Achilles tendon. I saw how difficult it was for her losing the use of her leg for a...


04/10/2015 09:58

Tips for Race Day Preparation - Mio Blog Tips for Race Day Preparation by Rowena De Belligny August 17, 2015             Most of the hard work in race day preparation is not done in the last few weeks, days, and hours before the...


05/09/2015 15:20

Singapore Aquathlon

I swallowed a lot of sea water during this race. I thought I might see it again at some point in the run, but it never came back up. It was hard to get into a rhythm and relax during the swim – there were a lot of men from the tail end of the earlier waves to fight through, the sea was a little bit...


13/08/2015 15:49

Tips for Race Preparation

Most of the hard work in preparation for a race is not done in the last few weeks, days and hours before the start. The hard work is done in the months and years of consistent training that has come before. You don’t want to waste all your training efforts by doing something silly just before the...


02/07/2015 22:06

Trifactor Bike - One of the few cycle races in Singapore

This year the Trifactor Bike race was a bit stricter about what type of bikes were allowed, which was comforting. No TT bikes, no aerobars and only standard road bikes allowed for the longer distance races. Much more sensible that last year! The route too, was better than last year. Instead of...


17/06/2015 12:19

Desaru 113 Triathlon - She beat all the boys! ALL of them!

Not me. Jacqui – she was the first person over the finish line, before all of the men. It was fantastic! My day was a little different. Thursday evening we packed. Friday evening I went straight from the office to meet my husband, the kids and my bike at the ferry terminal. We arrived at the hotel...


30/05/2015 20:55

ISCA Run 2015 - 5km and Kids' Dash

The ISCA Run is organised by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. The goals of the race include building camaraderie among members, family bonding, healthy living and giving back to the wider community. This year the race was run supporting two local charities: Movement for the...