Nau mai - Welcome! We have created this blog to share our Journey to IronMāori 2015 (Aquathon & Triathlon). We are Year 7 and 8 students from Pt England School, Auckland, NZ.
We have been selected to represent our whānau and school at this years Tamariki & Rangatahi IronMāori events held in December in Ahuriri (Napier) We look forward to sharing our progress with you all and hope it inspires you to strive and work hard to achieve some of your goals!
The holidays have started and I started it off with my daily run, from St Heliers to mission bay, my dad had decided to tag along. That day I was going to time myself. My last time was 20 minutes and I was really looking forward to over taking it. It begins at the 1km mark and then I started.
It took 5 minutes to get from where I started to okahu bay. That was when I started walking but it was only for a little while. I then began to run again and it was then I got a little stitch and it burned but my dad just said to have a little sip of my water and breath slowly and of course I listened and did it surprisingly it worked. When I got near the end of Okahu Bay I saw the 2 km mark and continued my run.
I was getting closer to Mission Bay. My stitch then came back and it was worse than before so I stopped for a little bit and breathed. I started my run again and it took about 3 minutes to actually get to where I needed to go to get to the end of the 3km mark. As soon as I got there I stopped my watch to see that it only took me 12 minutes and 23 second to get there even if there were a couple of stops and there my mum was waiting for us.
I really think my running has improved I hope next time I will beat it. by Khaia