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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 on a Tuesday: When Opportunity Knocks

I had a hangover yesterday.

But it wasn't THAT kind of hangover.  It was an exercise hangover, ha ha.  This past weekend was nothing short of amazing.  Actually, the last 4 days have been amazing.  All because I offered up my time.

This past weekend, I got the opportunity to be a part of a Peaks Coaching Group Women's cycling camp led by the one and only Hunter Allen. He's kind of a big deal in the...

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...

Monday Musings: Hitting the Road

Happy Monday!

Well Mother Nature blessed us with a reprieve from the polar vortex this weekend. It felt like spring out it was so nice! I hope you managed to get out and take advantage of it. Looks like the brutally cold temps will be staying away for the next week, which means we *should* have a fairly uneventful drive down south. Yup, we're headed back to Clermont for two months. I'm super...

Monday Musings: Back at it



Hola!

I know some of you enjoyed reading about my weekly workouts so I'm bringing Monday Musings back for my build up to my two 70.3 races this year.  It's definitely going to be an interesting year given that my two big races are 5 weeks apart.  We'll see how this old bod of mine holds up to that.

This past week was my first really solid week of training since the beginning of the year. I'm feeling...

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: 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: Training Interruptus

How-day, Mon-day.

Who else stayed up last night after hopping on the Maple Leafs bandwagon? I'm married to a sports fanatic (13 years today as a matter of fact!) so if there's a game on chances are it's being watched in our house at least by G. That being said, I'm a sucker for playoff games so I will tune in if any Toronto teams make it in. We had two teams in various playoffs so there has been a...

Monday Musings: Marathon Monday

It's not just any Monday, it's BOSTON MARATHON MONDAY! My Social Media feeds have been all Boston all the time since Friday and I've loved every minute of it. I know what the excitement and anticipation feels like and it's so awesome to see it through other people's eyes. It's also Easter Monday so to those of you that have the day off, enjoy! Speaking of which, I hope everyone had a wonderful...

Monday Musings: The Best Birthday Ever

I'm sitting here writing this in an eerily quiet house. 24 hours ago it was filled with the chatter and laughter of 3 fabulous women that I am lucky to have in my life. This weekend was exactly what all of us needed. Some time together and some time away. The shenanigans started on Thursday night and went through the entire weekend. I honestly don't remember the last time I went to bed at 4:00 am...

Monday Musings: 2017 "Adventures"

Well, my first week as an entrepreneur FLEW by. I was a little concerned about not having a regular routine but I've enjoyed being able to do what I want when I want. It has helped that I have an exam to study for. I've spent most of my last week with my nose in various text books preparing for my personal training certification. Can I just say that it's flipping HARD??? This old brain of mine...