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 2281899923564095895_2286742594 Chasing them down in the BIG GEAR ⚙️ at #mootri a few weeks ago (feels like months ago! 😆).
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#timetrialtuesday #thehillsdistrict #bebetterthanordinary .
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📸 🙏🏼 @witsupcom
Instagram post 2281258988177991456_2286742594 I always look like I’m about to cry 😭 or die ☠️ in my finish line photos. There is no in between 🤷🏼‍♀️😆.
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📸 @witsupcom
Instagram post 2276483712650891473_2286742594 Favourite racing bike pic in a while; thank you @witsupcom 📸⚡️.
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#timetrialtuesday #bebetterthanordinary #thehillsdistrict
Instagram post 2273256919617952200_2286742594 A little ray of light for me today was seeing the announcement that @ironmantri has announced a new date for Ironman Australia - the 13th of September this year.
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I’m fully aware that this may not happen if our current situation doesn’t improve 🦠. However it did put a little smile on my face.
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I have been reminded in the last couple of weeks just how important goals are, and for me as a Professional Triathlete, they are (for the moment) predominately revolved around racing.
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It’s funny, when things were “normal” a month or so ago I would get annoyed at the perceived “disruption” some smaller “less important” races caused when in the midst of a solid training block working towards a big goal race. Taper, travel, some recovery afterwards 😩.
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But, since racing has been taken away, sometimes it has felt like there is no point even training 🤷🏼‍♀️ Why bother pushing so hard? Maybe it doesn’t matter if I ease up a bit for a week? Only fleeting thoughts, but I have definitely had them. I have struggled to motivate myself some days, something I very rarely experience.
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It’s crazy how just the action of putting a date in a diary 🗓 can turn motivation around in the blink of an eye. I have realized I love racing - even the “small” ones - more than I thought I did and just how critical racing often is for me to ensure I stay focused and that’s something i will definitely remember for the future. We should never take things for granted huh!.
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Anyone else feel the same?
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PS. Follow the rules, stay safe and stay distanced so we can race again soon please 😆.
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📸 🙏🏼 @witsupcom
Instagram post 2271757909660800823_2286742594 🚨 And we are LIVE!! Renee x Catfish Edition 3 is now available online!.
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Link to the Catfish website in my insta stories 👆🏼.
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A few ladies sneakily logged on early and managed to get through before I even had the link ready. How can I not respect their dedication 🙌🏼😆.
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See my last post for the introductory discount code valid for 24 hours ONLY.
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I can’t wait to see you all in this range! Please don’t forget to tag me in your posts on social media so I can share your photos and let’s keep each other motivated over the next few months 👊🏼.
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Thank you so much to the absolute champions at @catfishdesigns for supporting me and allowing me to do this for the 3rd year running ❤️ #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2271031214481963596_2286742594 Ok ladies listen very carefully! (Felt like if I posted a photo of my face I’m talking directly to you 😆).
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Renee x Catfish Edition 3 will be available online tomorrow night, Tuesday March 24th at 6pm AEST (Brisbane time).
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I understand we are facing difficult times at the moment. And completely appreciate that spending on luxury items may be very limited right now which is why we have put together an incredible introductory discount.
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We are offering 20% off ALL purchases for the first 24 hours. This is a special introductory offer only. Use code BEBETTER for 20% off ALL your Renee x Catfish Edition 3 items until 6pm AEST Wednesday the 25th of March.
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In addition to this, the first 25 purchasers to spend over $100 will get this awesome #bebetterthanordinary cap (pictured) for FREE (RRP $40).
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After the 24 hour introductory offer you can always use code RENEEK10 to get 10% off any Catfish gear.
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Please tag friends in this post if you think they may be interested in this generous (thank you Catfish) offer as I don’t want anyone to miss out.
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Check out my stories for more photos of all the items 👆🏼.
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What is my favourite piece? I honestly cannot choose 🙈 I have to admit that the cycle jersey is just stunning and has turned out even better than I expected! But It’s all just crazy beautiful I’m super proud and excited about this collection 🤩.
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We may have many many months of social distancing and no racing ahead of us. But we need to stay fit and healthy. And I am embracing this opportunity to be more involved with my community and social media connections while we get through this together and try to keep each other motivated. I truly believe an important part of keeping motivation high is looking good and feeling beautiful in our workout gear 🐆❤️.
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I’ll do one more reminder post tomorrow night as a reminder an hour before we go live and will post links etc to the Catfish Website.
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Any questions please post below so I can reply in public for others to see 👇🏼.
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Thank you always for all the love and support. Especially in these challenging and anxious times x
Instagram post 2267430254048373520_2286742594 🟥 + 🌺 + 🐆 + 💬 = 🔥⚡️.
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Renee x Catfish Edition 3 will be available online NEXT WEEK! Exact day and time to be confirmed very soon 🥳
Instagram post 2266365659648971247_2286742594 Sciamachy 🗣[ sahy-am-uh-kee ] 1. A battle or fight against imaginary enemies; fighting your shadow.
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💬 “Practice Sciamachy and you are never alone in this world” Anuska Goswami.
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📸 @witsupcom
Instagram post 2260540712880138123_2286742594 Look what has arrived! 🤩.
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The first few pieces of the Renee x Catfish Edition 3 range are here!
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Full update on everything will be posted on my Instagram and Facebook tonight along with some snaps of the tri suit, mid thigh shorts, swimmers and more of this crop!

Excited is a understatement ❤️🐆 .

#reneexcatfish #bebetterthanordinary
Instagram post 2253267562706462548_2286742594 Thanks to the team @thetestlab for this pic from the weekend! These guys are always testing and reviewing the latest gear and equipment for triathlon (runners, wheels, extensions - everything!) so follow their page if you’re a bit of a Tri geek like me and like to be in the know 🤓.
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#Repost @thetestlab with @get_repost
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#throwitthroughthecornerthursday with a few of the girls from last weekends Geelong 70.3. Featuring 1st place @dr_hannah_wells, the 2020 Aus Champ @gracethek, the desperately unlucky @becclarke_tri ( no one likes to see a race ruined by a puncture ), and the uber bright uber cyclist @reneekiley_. Hard core racers the lot of them. Thanks for putting on awesome race girls!
Instagram post 2252892286810007310_2286742594 Find yourself a friend who is a great cyclist and much lighter than you so forces you to push 800 watts to keep up in the hills ⛰, a friend who constantly makes you laugh 🤣, a friend who will listen to you say “I’m legit dying today it must be like 100% humidity?!” 356 times on a 3 hour ride and act like you’ve only said it once 🥵, and, who takes good photos for Instagram 📸 (because... #content). Thanks @elsvisser_ 🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏼‍♀️❤️
Instagram post 2251461516945904564_2286742594 Forgot how awesome the Geelong 70.3 bike course is 🤩 #trektuesday #timetrialtuesday #thehillsdistrict
Instagram post 2250096932536260940_2286742594 The breakdown and details of what went wrong and what went right today don’t matter. Because progress is progress.

Working my way back to my best one race at a time.

I cannot believe how much support I had out there on course today. It was unbelievable, I’ve never heard my name called out so many times during a race.

In what has been a very testing 6 months with a lot of “dark” 😞 at times, today I started to see the “light” 😊 again. Food for the soul. Ready to get home and get back to work.

Congratulations to the pro ladies up front. And to everyone that finished.

And thank you for all the love, support and friendship today and every day ❤️ 📸 @witsupcom
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
Instagram post 2226456442280797976_2286742594 #Repost @insidetrishow with @get_repost
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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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🎧www.insidetrishow.com ⁠
🎧Search and subscribe to Inside Tri Show wherever you normally get your podcasts⁠
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🍷☕To help me to continue to bring you the best interviews in triathlon, why not buy me a coffee every so often and join my growing list of coffee and vino buddies? Head to www.patreon.com/insidetrishow⁠
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#triathlonpodcast #swimbikerun #ironman #ironmantraining #triathlon #triathletesofinsta #triathlontraining
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