I’m a Sports Dietitian and nutritionist also known as Dietitian without Borders. I’m from Australia, grew up in Zambia and have been living in the UK for the past 6 years, mostly in Liverpool.I discovered ZAAZEE at a triathlon show in Manchester earlier this year. I tried on a few pieces of clothing and absolutely loved the tops in particular because of their bright colours and interesting backs. The fabric feels amazing and it’s quality material as well. As someone who rarely seems to get out of training gear at the moment, that’s important to me!
Passion for life
I loved the tops in particular because of their bright colours and interesting backs. The fabric feels amazing and it’s quality material as well.
With less than two months of training to go before my ironman I’m in peak training season! I tend to train 6 days a week, with double sessions on most of those. Once a week I work with my personal trainer, who is really more like my strength & conditioning coach as he incorporates a lot of rehabilitative stretching, while leaving my legs in pieces afterwards! I also have a coach who writes my training programme for me.I’d really recommend this, as it takes away the stress and hassle of having to think about what to do on a weekly basis. I just add the sessions to my diary and then go and do it!
I try and do at least one or two open water swims a week, usually in the marina. I don’t like the docks because the jellyfish scare me! Most days I have to get up about 5am in order to get my long training sessions in before work. This means that I can then at least pretend to have a social life in the evenings! Running is the hardest for me, as it’s not something I particularly enjoy. I’d much rather run in a group or run cross country than run miles and miles on a road.
Life back home
On the menu
Right now I’m eating lots of Skyr yoghurt because of the high protein content and because it tastes great (it’s one of the only yoghurt I like in the UK). I tend to make my own energy balls for training/racing so I’ve got plenty of Mornflake oats, Wholeearth peanut butter and Green & Blacks cocoa powder in the cupboards. I’m a stereotypical fussy Australian coffee drinker (piccolo or cortado is my standard drink of choice), but I’ve been experimenting lately with TruStart coffee powder because of it’s guaranteed caffeine content. Not to drink, but I’ve been incorporating it into foods that I eat during races for a caffeine hit to improve performance!
I’m always trying new foods and experimenting with different ideas (just see my Instagram feed for proof). In terms of popular foods, this does tend to vary by country as to whats popular! At the moment using sweet potato as toast seems to be a big thing. I’ve got the sweet potato in my cupboard…. just haven’t yet tried it myself! I tried smashed avo on toast with poached eggs the other day for the first time – I hated avocado when I was a kid!!!
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