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The Season Finale: Perpetual Forward Motion: Lake Placid 70.3 Run

I booked it out of T2. Well I guess booking it was relative. My legs felt like tree trunks, which was not surprising. I figured they'd probably feel like that for the first few km. At least that's what I hoped. I started trucking along, trying to focus on keeping my shoulders back, my head up and my turn over high. I was passing a lot of guys as I went along. I only passed one woman. Judging by...

The Season Finale: Out of the Ice Bath and Into the Freezer: LP 70.3 Bike

The Lake Placid bike course starts with a very steep but short downhill with a sharp turn at the bottom. In previous years, there used to be a big bump half way down the road but that has been fixed. The one year G and I volunteered we were stationed at the bump and had to warn people to slow down. This year there was no worry about launching a bottle or anything else off your bike in the first...

The Season Finale: Lake Placid 70.3 Pre-Amble & Swim

Late season racing in the Northern Hemisphere is almost always gamble in terms of weather. I find a lot of it depends on the type of summer that it's been. This particular summer saw below average temperatures and lot of rain. We had a lovely last week of August in Toronto so I was hopeful we'd have another last ditch run of summer. Stalking the Lake Placid weather forecast the week leading up to...

Monday Musings: Goodbye Summer, Hello Race Week!

September. Here we are. Summer flew by and despite the less than stellar weather, I have to say, it was a good one. I felt I had a really good balance of fun and work. Yes, there was some stressing about getting some training done but for the most part, I managed to get things done. Training never felt like a grind. These last couple of weeks, I did kinda wish I was done racing but that was just...

Monday Musings: Stepping outside my comfort zone


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well this one pretty much sums up my week.   This week wasn't about any hard, gut busting workouts (there were a couple of those).  Nope, this week was about me stepping outside my comfort zone personally.  

Most of you that know me personally, probably see this fairly talkative, bubbly person that seems to have no problem when it comes to talking to...

Monday Musings: A new addition

Howdy Folks!

This past weekend was a BIG weekend of racing. There was SeaWheeze in Vancouver, Steelhead 70.3 in Michigan, MSC Bracebridge Race weekend and Iron Girl to name a few. I had a couple of athletes racing (SeaWheeze & the ENDURun Half marathon) and Gary and I also raced (recap to come this week!). Hard to believe that there's only a few weeks left of the summer racing! We've got yet...

Monday Musings: The Holiday Monday Edition

Happy Holiday Mondayyyyyy!

Well we are officially one week into August and I am coming off my biggest week of training since the Lake Placid training camp back in May.   I actually feel pretty good today other than some stiffness in my legs and a tiny headache.  I'm chalking up the headache to the pint of beer and two glasses of wine I had last night, ha ha.

Remember last weekwhen I said that G and...

Monday Musings: The Holiday Monday Edition

Happy Holiday Mondayyyyyy!

Well we are officially one week into August and I am coming off my biggest week of training since the Lake Placid training camp back in May.   I actually feel pretty good today other than some stiffness in my legs and a tiny headache.  I'm chalking up the headache to the pint of beer and two glasses of wine I had last night, ha ha.

Remember last weekwhen I said that G and...

Monday Musings: Where is summer going?

Happy Monday! And hello last day of July. What the what??? Yup, it's the first day of August tomorrow. Summer is flying by. I'm pretty sure I say that every year. The funny thing is that we haven't over scheduled ourselves this summer. In previous summers we've raced almost every weekend. Last year that didn't happen at all so I figured we'd have the itch to do that again but not so. I think the...

Monday Musings: Trying to get back on track

Hi ho!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I spent it cheering and celebrating birthdays with family. It was a big triathlon weekend here in Toronto. The 5th annual Toronto Triathlon Festival was held on Sunday. I had two athletes racing and I knew a TON of other people racing as well so I hopped on my bike and went down to do some cheering. They had pretty much perfect conditions other than...

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...

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...