A normal day would start with a morning ride, either out in the cradle at 5am or a Wattbike session at 6.30am. Then off to the office for a good day’s work at Pivotal Capital, our business that now has 7 companies in the stable, mainly in the technology space. In the build up to IM it would then be a swim or run most evenings at about 5:30pm and home at about 6:30pm, passed out by 9pm!!
My rugby career ended with an injury and having had surgery and then battled on, it was almost a relief when the doctors told me I had to stop. And I have always been someone that looks forward and not backward so I set new goals and went forth to try and achieve them! I did miss the game for a while but found new challenges and passions!
Nothing! The whole key to kicking well is to block everything out, to concentrate only on the skill required at that point in time and focus 100% on executing the job at hand. Fortunately it all came together!
I am a little concerned about our rugby. Our Super Rugby teams were not good this year and next year we have another team which means our talent will be spread even thinner, and add to this the post RWC exodus of players to Europe and Japan, I think we are going to struggle. The Springboks were also very conservative at RWC and won’t win too much being that predictable!