EXTRAORDINARY   Ex-traor-di-nary

Very different from what is normal or customary; exceptional; remarkable; going beyond what is usual or regular; exceptional to a very marked extent.

“If the dream is small, there’s no point to do things that others won’t if your end goal is not something extra-ordinary. There’s just no reason for the 4AMs. Which is totally cool and fine! But if the dream is big… the game changes. The 4AMs and two-a-days become intentional choices. The hard things over the easy, comfortable things become routine. The discipline to put off instant gratification is the standard process. People will say “you’re obsessed, you’re not normal!” and they’re right because its not a normal journey. A big dream is something extraordinary: very different from what is normal or customary.”  – Brett Hagler

Instagram post 2227531811561714759_2286742594 Weather forecast this morning at 7am: 🌡 30 degrees celsius; feels like 34 degrees celsius; 87% humidity.

Situation post long run 👆🏼🚿 🆘 😆

#thisisqueensland #straya
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👉Don't be afraid to take a different direction!👈⁠
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If you need some inspiration, then check out the interview with @ReneeKiley_ who went from smoking a packet of cigarettes a day, boozy Friday lunches and weighing 104kg to being a professional triathlete. ⁠
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"I did worry about what other people would think about turning pro. I thought people wouldn’t look at my results and think ‘oh, she should be racing pro.’ My results were solid, but there wasn’t anything special about them.’ But my perspective was 'I’ve been on a TT bike for 2 years and if I can do this now, already, then who knows what I can achieve over the next few years."⁠
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It's a fascinating listen. ⁠ 📸 @jeff_thoren .⁠
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Instagram post 2217438190783248009_2286742594 I’ve gone to put this post up several times but then pushed it aside, excitement lost by what has been going on here in Oz 💔. My updated personal logo, new tagline and website refresh have all been finished since before Christmas.

I wanted to explain all of “this” in more depth in a blog, so I did, but also ended up writing some very personal (and somewhat lengthy!) reflections about my journey as a professional triathlete so far 📝 🤯. Link in my bio or swipe up in my insta stories if you are interested in reading it, and understanding a little bit more about me.

Thank you to the team at @oracoagency for all the fancy new things 🙏🏼. #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2217438026903527678_2286742594 I’ve gone to put this post up several times but then pushed it aside, excitement lost by what has been going on here in Oz 💔. My updated personal logo, new tagline and website refresh have all been finished since before Christmas.

I wanted to explain all of “this” in more depth in a blog, so I did, but also ended up writing some very personal (and somewhat lengthy!) reflections about my journey as a professional triathlete so far 📝 🤯. Link in my bio or swipe up in my insta stories if you are interested in reading it, and understanding a little bit more about me.

Thank you to the team at @oracoagency for all the fancy new things 🙏🏼. #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2217437844979782583_2286742594 I’ve gone to put this post up several times but then pushed it aside, excitement lost by what has been going on here in Oz 💔. My updated personal logo, new tagline and website refresh have all been finished since before Christmas.

I wanted to explain all of “this” in more depth in a blog, so I did, but also ended up writing some very personal (and somewhat lengthy!) reflections about my journey as a professional triathlete so far 📝 🤯. Link in my bio or swipe up in my insta stories if you are interested in reading it, and understanding a little bit more about me.

Thank you to the team at @oracoagency for all the fancy new things 🙏🏼. #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2217437628008363698_2286742594 I’ve gone to put this post up several times but then pushed it aside, excitement lost by what has been going on here in Oz 💔. My updated personal logo, new tagline and website refresh have all been finished since before Christmas.

I wanted to explain all of “this” in more depth in a blog, so I did, but also ended up writing some very personal (and somewhat lengthy!) reflections about my journey as a professional triathlete so far 📝 🤯. Link in my bio or swipe up in my insta stories if you are interested in reading it, and understanding a little bit more about me.

Thank you to the team at @oracoagency for all the fancy new things 🙏🏼. #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2217437444507516272_2286742594 I’ve gone to put this post up several times but then pushed it aside, excitement lost by what has been going on here in Oz 💔. My updated personal logo, new tagline and website refresh have all been finished since before Christmas.

I wanted to explain all of “this” in more depth in a blog, so I did, but also ended up writing some very personal (and somewhat lengthy!) reflections about my journey as a professional triathlete so far 📝 🤯. Link in my bio or swipe up in my insta stories if you are interested in reading it, and understanding a little bit more about me.

Thank you to the team at @oracoagency for all the fancy new things 🙏🏼. #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2217436900749540522_2286742594 I’ve gone to put this post up several times but then pushed it aside, excitement lost by what has been going on here in Oz 💔. My updated personal logo, new tagline and website refresh have all been finished since before Christmas.

I wanted to explain all of “this” in more depth in a blog, so I did, but also ended up writing some very personal (and somewhat lengthy!) reflections about my journey as a professional triathlete so far 📝 🤯. Link in my bio or swipe up in my insta stories if you are interested in reading it, and understanding a little bit more about me.

Thank you to the team at @oracoagency for all the fancy new things 🙏🏼. #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2215295283833916332_2286742594 Posting on social media has all seemed a bit trivial and insignificant to me in the last few weeks. I’ve uploaded some Instagram stories here and there but when I’ve gone to post a photo in my feed I’ve started, then put my phone down feeling disheartened. Self promotion or even just publishing some pics of myself enjoying life feels fickle and not right for me at the moment (I have no problem enjoying and looking at other people’s posts!) Is anyone else feeling the same? 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ll be back properly soon.

In the meantime these fires 🔥 are destroying our country and have caused such terrible devastation. My heart has been aching, and breaking 💔😢 for those people and animals affected and for the brave men and women who have been on the front line fighting, volunteering and helping to protect Australia 🇦🇺 So many lives, homes and land destroyed. There’s not many moments of the day I’m not thinking about it. It is so very sad and difficult to comprehend when you are a few hundred kilometers away and safe.

The fires will go out eventually but the hardship is going to continue as people try to rebuild their lives. Things are only going to get worse 😩

I know people might be sick of their feeds clogged up with news of this disaster. And I realise it might be becoming a little bit like “white noise” for some. But people and animals need us. You may not think $5 or $20 or $100 can do much but any small donation can make a difference. Please please help if you can 🙏🏼 Social platforms make it so easy to donate now you can literally press a button “donate” and pay by credit card or PayPal instantaneously. It takes 1 minute.. You can find links and ways to donate easily on the social pages of any of these people or organizations:

@celestebarber 
@redcrossau 
@nswrfs 
@wireswildliferescue 
@salvosau 
@wildlifevictoria

There are also many companies donating profits from sales to the cause so now is the time to buy if you were thinking about these products anyway 🇦🇺 🐨
Instagram post 2209166154000724450_2286742594 Big thank you to Jen for her hard work and to everyone that took the time to listen 🙏🏼 #Repost @spartachicks with @get_repost
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Onto the podium now; the #3 most popular episode of #SpartaChicksRadio in 2019….
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(Drumroll please)
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🥉Renee Kiley (@reneekiley_) on Inspiration, Goal Setting & the Fear of Failure 🎉
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“If you fear something, you need..to take a deep breath and try and figure out why it is that you’re feeling this fear..”
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How does someone go from being an overweight, unhealthy, pack-a-day smoker to a professional triathlete in less than 3.5 years? 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Watching the Noosa Triathlon in 2013 reignited Renee’s childhood love of competitive sport. So despite not having ridden a bike or swum laps since she was a kid, Renee set the goal to compete in the race the following year.

She did that - and more!

Many people have undergone dramatic transformations.

But I was curious how she was able to take her performance to the next level and became a professional athlete in a sport she didn’t know even existed only a few years ago.

So I asked 😊
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Link in bio 📲🎙🎧
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#spartachicks #trichicks #trichix #triathlonlifestyle #swimbikerun #chickswhoridebikes #womensrunning #womensrunningaustralia #strongwomen #womeninsport #womenfortri #bebrave #doepicshit #podcast
Instagram post 2200379890849859019_2286742594 #transformationtuesday | 💬 “I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit” Elizabeth Gilbert

This quote sounds harsh but I agree with it.

99% of the time we are in control of the choices we make. In my experience, “we” are the most likely person to get in our own way. To let ourselves off the hook. To give ourselves an easy way out. To conjure up an excuse.

In my case, my own “bullshit” was; my excuses about being too busy to exercise, feeling sad and unhappy most of the time but not doing anything about it, letting my disordered eating behaviours get completely out of control, having no succinct goals or direction in my personal life, having no passion or hobby outside of our business.

Of course there are times we need to be kind to ourselves and cut ourselves some slack. But If we want to make a significant change in life, if it is important, we need to treat ourselves accordingly. And it all starts with making a better choice.... #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2197481925831347802_2286742594 #flashbackfriday to long rides with some of the @thehillsdistrict girls in the crisp (and thin!) mountain air of St. Moritz. Including a mandatory pit stop for pizza in Italy 🍕

A little bit different to long rides in the 35 degree heat in Brisbane where the only things you feel like mid ride are multiple icy poles and 3 liters of soft drink 🥵
Instagram post 2190989644232269137_2286742594 💬 “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as ever.” Hugh Laurie.
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Time to get back on the horse. 3 more days then it’s race day 🏁 (yikes!) I entered Taupo 70.3 a few weeks ago thinking I might be about a 50% chance of starting. I’ve only been back into structured training for 6 weeks after almost 2 months of recovery 🧘🏼‍♀️ and healing 🤕 post accident, but it’s been a good 6 weeks and I feel fit enough to get out there and have a crack (I maintain the right to retract that statement post race 😆).
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See you out there if you’re racing, and if you’re not, update you soon 😁👋🏼
Instagram post 2180188735252240273_2286742594 Link to full interview and article in my insta stories above 👆🏼or in @triathlonnsw bio.
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KILEY: FROM NARRANDERA TO NOMAD AND BEYOND 
How Renee Kiley (@thehillsdistrict ) became an unlikely professional athlete after kicking a lifetime of bad habits, paralysing fear and low self-esteem #NSWstrong

Please visit the link in the bio for the full story! 📷 Ironman Estonia
Instagram post 2172111283137524444_2286742594 Big thank you to the ladies @ironwomen_podcast for this opportunity and for everything they do to help increase the exposure and opportunities for women in triathlon. They have interviewed so many professional women with varied backgrounds and in different stages of development in the sport, it’s so nice to hear everyone’s unique story! We discuss what it is like to have a bad accident in a foreign country alone among other things. Link to episode is in my insta stories ⛓

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**NEW PODCAST**🎧📲 Link in bio!
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This week, Alyssa and Haley chat with Australian 🇦🇺 professional triathlete Renee Kiley about her inspirational transformation from overweight smoker to professional triathlete in just 3 years. 😮 Renee shares the details of her journey from a successful, but unhealthy businesswoman, 💼 to training for her first triathlon, and the moment that sparked her belief 💜 in becoming a professional triathlete. Renee talks about her season so far from finishing 5th at Ironman Estonia to ending in a bad crash 🤕 at IM Copenhagen. Hear how she is coping with her recovery, plus her insights about health, motivation to change, and the benefits of a squad environment. 🏊🏼‍♀️🚴🏽‍♀️
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Alyssa is off running with a heavy backpack 🎒 leaving Haley to squeak through this week's episode solo.
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#livefeisty #ironwomen #womenfortri #womenwhotri #womeninbusiness #protriathlete #swimbikerun #trilife #triathlonworld  #tri365 #triwomen #im703 #ironmantri #ironmantraining
Instagram post 2165273802584862163_2286742594 💭 Saw this and it resonated deeply with me. Our past does not dictate our future. All to often we use our genetics, our upbringing or our childhood experiences to justify things (guilty 🙋🏼‍♀️). Mostly “bad” behaviour or “bad” habits/traits. At the end of the day, they are all just sh*tty excuses we give ourselves. Everything in our life is a reflection of the choices we make. If we want a different outcome, if we want to change the narrative now and for the future, it’s up to us to make a different choice #tuesdaytruth #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2164583209206388564_2286742594 Another week of sessions ticked off on the way back to race fitness! 📈 I managed to avoid Anti Inflamms throughout the whole broken bone, bruised body and gravel rash thing but I’ve had a sneaky few in the last fortnight to help with the pain of very sore arms and shoulders after some big swim sessions 🥵 PRO TIP: Do not take extended breaks from swimming unless you absolutely have to, and even then, still don’t do it 😆 #justkeepswimming #nopainnogain
Instagram post 2145740985236497027_2286742594 New bike day take 2 🎬.
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Thought it would be easier to do a post about this beauty than field 237 private messages the first time it appears in a photo! 🤯😆.
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The honest truth is - I never felt entirely comfortable on the Canyon from the moment I first got on it. There are lots of little things, like the size, geometry, layout of components and simply the way it “feels” that suit me better about the Trek. Nothing wrong with the Canyon at all but I’m putting every ounce of my energy, committment and resources into being the best triathlete I can and the bottom line is I need to feel confident and comfortable every time I ride.
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Everybody is different and you don’t learn what works best for you unless you try new things. It’s been a bit of a process and I’ve had some very fast bike splits aboard the Canyon in the 6 months I’ve had it but I made a split decision to buy this new Trek after my accident 6 weeks ago (thank to my mum for the lend of her spare credit card 💳😣).
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I feel very relieved, excited and content to be back on a bike that feels like “home” to me 🥰.
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Big thanks to @birchy_birchtrent for all his help and for designing and making a few simple bits and pieces so I could customize my front end (extensions, arm pads) many people think it’s not possible to customise the front end of a Trek speed concept at all which is not true. Trent leaves no stone unturned and always comes up with a solution to every problem I present him with. I am very lucky to have the best bike mechanic who truly cares about the goals and wellbeing of all his clients. After a couple of nasty falls this year because of mechanical issues when my bike was under other people’s care I appreciate Trent more than ever 🙏🏼.
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Back to work now 💪🏼.
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#samesame #butbetter #newbikeday
Instagram post 2144282229374011791_2286742594 First swim in 6 weeks. It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t far. It wasn’t very comfortable. And it wasn’t fast 🐢.
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But you know you love what you do when you feel like you could bottle up the feeling of happiness afterwards and it would sell for a million bucks 🤩 #thehillsdistrict
Instagram post 2143896564044045884_2286742594 #motivationmonday | Big thank you to @triathlonnsw for the recent chat. Full article to follow soon...
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The sport of triathlon has changed my life. I lost 40% of my body weight in 12 months, new career, new friends, better nutrition, travelling the world, personal growth. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be doing what I am doing now when I joined @trialliance in 2014 and took part in their 6 week “Tri the Tri” program for beginners. If you have been considering giving triathlon a go, join a local Tri club, it could completely change your life too 💥
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NSW original and recently turned pro @reneekiley_  drops in on 'Workout Wednesday' to share a snippet of her amazing journey into triathlon, which included losing 40kgs in 12 months ... .
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#TriNSW #NSWstrong #ProTip #WorkoutWednesday #triathlon #triathlete #weightloss #fitness #exercise #australia