January 12, 2017 7:30 am


  1. Natasha Scarlet

    January 12th, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Great post Hayley. I just love how honest you are. I am with you on the boutique gym price! Let’s do a long ride together!!

  2. Break The Loop

    January 12th, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Haha! Dan described me and my honesty last night as a ‘love heart shaped cricket bat to the head’ hahaha! Umm… whoops?! Defoe yes to the bike ride pleeeease! I’m soon to pick up my shiny new city bike so we can do a tour of London!?

  3. IronTarsh

    January 13th, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Love it Hayley!

  4. Break The Loop

    January 13th, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Ah thanks love! xx

  5. pq

    January 13th, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Well said !! Just written up my Festive 500 blog, I’ll share the link when I’m done, have a read it may motivate you to get out out on the bike with friends. I know it is a sore point as you had to miss it, but we have both been there and feel your pain for not being able to do it !!

  6. Break The Loop

    January 13th, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    PQ how did I not know you had a blog?! Share the link immediately!? 😀 My issue with getting out on the bike is not knowing where I’m going, especially as I need to get through london to go anywhere or to come and meet you guys… I need to figure out a way around it though because at the moment I’m relying on Dan to ride at the same time as me and he’s obviously not been feeling so great. I am loving the turbo though! (I’m a weirdo, I know!)

  7. Natasha

    January 13th, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I did not know that you had trained for a role on Wonder Woman, that’s all kinds of awesome. I like your goals for this year, consistent is a great buzzword. That’s something I could use, I go through intense weeks of work and training, then get exhausted and end up doing nothing. Need more balance!
    Natasha |

  8. Break The Loop

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Yeah, honestly though it was a minuscule role… It just involved this amazing journey that took up half a year. Would do it all again in a heartbeat!! Also, I’m exactly the same as you, I’m all or nothing! Balance is hard but we’ll get there, this year I’m determined!

  9. pq

    January 13th, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I don’t really have a blog, just done one for Festive 500 and put it on my website, but may do the odd post that ties in with some nice pictures in the future. Here you go …

  10. Break The Loop

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Pat, I absolutely love it! The pictures are awesome, of course! I also love the fact that it reads exactly like you would speak normally… Nice work love! You should definitely do more, if you have the time!

  11. Lucy Edwards

    January 15th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I really like what you said about group workouts being fun, but not tailored to your specific needs. That’s where I’m at too… I like working with my triathlon coach so that the sessions are tailored towards me and my goals, rather than just a generic workout. Similarly, I had a stroke assessment with Swim for Tri about a year ago, and that was great for learning drills specific to me. Good luck with your 2017 goals 🙂

  12. Break The Loop

    January 15th, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks love! Yeah they were great for a while, a brilliant motivator when you’re not really feeling it! It’s hard to train properly for a triathlon though and have the time to fit much else in! I’ve gotta say though, I’m really loving all the swim, bike run again though! 😀 Have you signed up for any races this year?

  13. Alana

    January 15th, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Completely know what you mean about the boutique gym classes. Lots of my friends are class-passers so joining them for one offs is a good way for me to socialise with them.

    Am doing my first tri this year so have signed up for lessons at Swim to Tri! Starting in March, literally front crawl basics!

  14. Break The Loop

    January 15th, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Alana, that’s awesome! They taught me to swim with that course, I can’t rate it, or them, highly enough! I did that and then went onto the develop front crawl course. Along with lots (and lots!) of masters swimming, in between. Which tri have you signed up for?

  15. Adrienne

    January 21st, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    It’s great when you get you workout mojo! You really inspire me to persevere with the swimming too xx

  16. Break The Loop

    January 22nd, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Yessss! Love that! Then I can drag you swimming with me! Plus it’s great cross training for the marathon! 😉 xx

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