I know the title makes it sound like I’m having an identity crisis, but really I just want to introduce the first of a 3-part video series that my mate Glen, from Korupt Vision, has put together for me. If you’ve seen any of Glen’s stuff before, you’ll know he’s got a great eye and he’s got the knack of taking ordinary scenes and finding the beauty and the poetry in them.
I really like this video for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it looks fantastic! It’s gritty, raw and it really captures the atmosphere and the vibe of training in Boulder, Colorado. Some of those aerial shots are awesome. Apart from home, Boulder’s one of my favourite spots in the world and I love going there every year. It’s a unique and special place, particularly when you get up into the mountains behind Boulder.
The second reason I like the video is that it gives me a chance to share some insights into who I am. It’s easy for athletes of all types to come off as a little one-dimensional, when all you see is the racing and the results. But there’s always a real story and a real person behind the image and the hype. Sometimes it’s nice to give people a bit of a glimpse behind the curtain and show who you really are. I hope that’s what this video series will do. I guess the bottom line for me is I’m a bit of an Aussie larrikin. Mind you, one who trains bloody hard!
Anyway, enjoy the video. I appreciate your support and encouragement and I look forward to you joining me on the Road to Kona. I’m counting down the days to the Big Race. I’ll be posting some cool stuff on the website over the next few weeks:
- A regular weekly check-in on how I’m going as I prepare for the World Championships at Kona.
- Part II of the video series from Korrupt Vision.
- Some expert advice and hints from my support crew and sponsors, which I hope will be helpful for you as you prepare for your own Big Races. These guys really know what they’re talking about – so look forward to some good info.
Go hard and remember – the destination is important, but you’ve got to enjoy the journey too. Cheers!
P.S. Thanks again, Glen! You’ve got a real gift.