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Monday Musings: Dr. Google & The Notorious Niggle + some NEWS!

Oh hi!

It's been a couple of weeks since I've done a Monday Musings but I'm back! It hasn't been a totally action packed week but there have been a few things that have happened over the last couple of weeks that I haven't actually written about. I've been horrible at updating my Facebook page with anything as of late, probably because I'm spending more time on Instagram stories. I have to get...

I Ran Up a Mountain! CanadaMan Extreme Triathlon Guide report

Where do I start with this latest adventure?  What started as some drunken New Years talk with my friend Lauren, ended up being one of the most amazing things I've ever been a part of.  This past weekend, we went back to Quebec for yet another race.   This time it was the CanadaMan Extreme Triathlonin Lac Megantic. I had never heard of this race but I knew of other extreme triathlons like the...

Monday Musings: The Next Adventure

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had an awesome Canada Day! We didn't get up to much on the Saturday. The weather wasn't awesome and, it was the first day of The Tour de France so that meant I stayed in my pjs in front of the TV until 11 am, ha ha. G went for a run, I did some laundry and we went for a cappuccino. I spent the afternoon working on training plans and I was in bed asleep by 10:30 after...

The Comeback: Mont Tremblant 70.3 Run

We go out in the world and take our chances....
Fate is just weight of circumstances....
That's the way that Lady Luck dances.....

Roll The Bones

I ran into T2 in my cycling shoes and shuffled over to my spot in transition. I racked my bike, took off my helmet and then took off my shoes. My feet were actually still damp so I had to dry them off before I could put my socks on. Even then getting my...

The Comeback: Mont Tremblant 70.3 Race Recap - The Bike

Now that my least favourite part of the race was over, I was on to the bike.  This was going to be a solid test of my cycling fitness and fueling strategy.  Because this was an early season race, G and I both felt that we would probably have some room for improvement in Lake Placid.   I knew this course was hard, well, parts of it were anyway, and that you had better not burn yourself out too...

Mont Tremblant 70.3 Race Recap: Pre-Amble + Swim

We had originally planned on heading to Tremblant on the Friday but a few weeks ago G thought it would be better if we left on Thursday so we booked an extra night at the Tour des Voyageurs where we had booked the rest of our stay. That actually worked out really well as we got into Tremblant by about 5:30 which gave us time to check in and pick up our race kits. Picking up our kit on Thursday...

Monday Musings: The Post Race High

Happy Monday Gang!

This is going to be short and sweet because I'm still processing yesterday's race.  All I have to say is what a day.  What a day and what a race.  The full report will come in pieces over the next few days, I promise.

Tremblant is an amazing place. They do this race up right for sure. The volunteers are amazing and the course is fantastic. It's tough, but it's absolutely...

Friday Five: 5 Reasons why Tremblant 70.3 is going to ROCK!

It’s the Friday before race day and the vibe in the village is pretty freaking awesome.  It was last year as well, I just didn’t want any part of it.  This year I say BRING IT ON.  I’ve been thinking a lot about Sunday and regardless of how the day unfolds, it’s a win because I’ve made it to the start line.  That was all I wanted, everything else is just gravy.


View from our condo
Since it’s Friday...

Monday Musings: Race Week & The Usual Doubts

Well, it's finally here.  I've made it farther than I did last year and barring any stupid accidents this week (knocking on every single piece of wood I can find), I will FINALLY be toeing the line in Tremblant.

It doesn't quite seem real. I know as soon as we drive into Tremblant, reality will hit me. I'm excited. I'm nervous. I'm a little bit of everything and most of all, I'm SO grateful I've...

Monday Musings: Summer is HERE

Hey! It's finally HOT! YEAH! I think everyone has been waiting for this since oh, I don't know, MAY?? We've had multiple days of sunshine and multiple days of heat and, NO RAIN. That's been the big stumbling block this spring. I've missed more Morning Glory rides this year compared to last year due to questionable weather. It's been two weeks since I've done any morning rides with them. I had high...

MGCC Ladies Take on the Adirondacks

I had this post almost all ready to last week but was waiting on pics from our guide.  Sadly I have only gotten a couple of shots from the 5 days we were there.  So once those come, you can expect a "Wordless Wednesday" post, ha ha.

I've been to two training camps, both led by coaches that were coaching me. They are an excellent way to hone your skills as well as socialize with like minded people....

Monday Musings: T-Minus 3 weeks

Oh hello June!  Here we are half way through 2017.  Time is just whizzing by.  We have THREE weeks left until Tremblant!  THREE.  Holy crapamole.   We've been occasionally checking the water temperature in Lac Tremblant and a couple of weeks ago it was a balmy 6 degrees celsius.  Thankfully it's now gone up to 15.2which means that hopefully in another 3 weeks it's closer to 18 degrees which would...