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Clermont Camp 2019

HAPPY FRIDAY!

I know there are a bunch of you that have been waiting for this announcement since Eric and I first posted about it a few weeks ago.  Here it is.  Clermont Camps 2019.  Notice I said CAMPS.  Last year was so much fun we've decided to offer two weeks for people to choose from.

Week 1 is February 10-16th and week 2 is February 17-23. The Family Day weekend is in there so you will either...

Monday Musings: And just like that, it's over..

Hello!

This time next week I will be writing from my living room couch back in Toronto. We are in our last few days of our time down south and I feel like I only scratched the surface of all the things I wanted to see and do. 8 weeks seems like a long time but in the grand scheme of things, it isn't really. Throw in a week of training camp + a week with a guest for said training camp and time flies...

Monday Musings: Halfway There

Hello!

I'm still here, I'm just not spending a lot of time online. Honestly, it's the last thing on my mind when I've got spectacular weather and great people to hang out with. If I'm not out training, I'm either sitting on the back deck reading or working. Weekends are spent out and about exploring. There is always something going on. It's funny how last year I thought that 2 months was going to...

Monday Musings: We have arrived

Hello from somewhat sunny Florida, ha ha.  It's overcast this morning but it's WARM so that's a-ok with me.


We left Toronto on Friday and had a pretty uneventful drive down to the US.  G had to do his visa at the border so we had to stop for a bit.  The process was pretty smooth, I think we were in and out in 30 minutes or so.  The weather was awesome on Friday, sunny and 3 degrees when we started...

Who Wants to Go to Camp? Florida Training Camp 2018

Winter Training Camp with coaches Eric D’Arcy (Limitless Coaching) & Phaedra Kennedy (PK Performance Coaching) March 10th-18 in Clermont, Florida


Join us for a week of swimming, biking and running in the sun!


Clermontis Florida’s triathlon hub.  It is situated in Lake County, 40 minutes from Orlando. 


Get in some early-season open water swimming in Lake Minneola and get the opportunity to train at...

Monday Musings: Back on Home Soil

HOW-DAY!

I'm coming to you from my favourite chair in our living room. Yup, we're back on home soil. I'm happy but sad at the same time. It's really nice to be back in our own house, sleeping in our own bed. And of course, the first thing I did as soon as we got in after grocery shopping, was fill up the tub with some lavender scented epsom salts and bubble bath. HEAVENLY. I'd like to say the drive...

Starting Over: Great Clermont Triathlon Race Report

As I mentioned in this postthe other week, I haven't raced an Olympic distance race in over 10 years. I really didn't know what to expect. And not having raced regularly last year, well, it felt like I was starting over. Thankfully because I felt like I was starting over, I was super diligent about packing my bag early the day before and triple checking it. What I did forget to do the day before...

Starting Over: Great Clermont Triathlon Race Report

As I mentioned in this postthe other week, I haven't raced an Olympic distance race in over 10 years. I really didn't know what to expect. And not having raced regularly last year, well, it felt like I was starting over. Thankfully because I felt like I was starting over, I was super diligent about packing my bag early the day before and triple checking it. What I did forget to do the day before...

Monday Musings: The Final Days

Well, I've gone from weeks left to just days now. We've met so many great people here over the last two months, I'm definitely going to miss them. I'm REALLY going to miss the weather and the fact that I can just walk outside with my bike and start riding without having to deal with much in the way of traffic. The two month stay was going to be a test to see if we'd like being here and the answer...

Monday Musings: Holidays & Shaking out the Cobwebs

Well that weekend went by in the blink of an eye! We are getting closer and closer to packing up and heading home. We have one last weekend here and then it's time to go. Boohoo. The house hunt will have to continue from afar. We've gone to see a lot of places since we've been here and there have been a couple that have been pretty good, but we're still not ready to bite the bullet simply because...

Redefining my Why




As my first triathlon of the season approaches, I've been thinking a lot about my goals for this race. Actually, I've been thinking about my goals and expectations for the SEASON. Normally by now my race calendar is full and I've got goals for each race. This year is different. I actually feel like I'm starting over in a sense because of my injury last year. Being sidelined really messed with my...

Monday Musings: Birthday Week & A Sneak Peek

Hey hey hey, it's Mon-DAY and I cannot believe that we've been here for a MONTH already! February has pretty much flown by. Normally I'm not a big fan of February but I'm not gonna lie, I'm LOVING February this year. We're really enjoying the weather, the people and the fact that we can hop on our bikes and ride right from our front door. G said he thinks he could live here. I'm not sure I could,...