BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

Hello, is it me you're looking for..?

Yes, I'm alive!  And maybe you weren't looking for me, LOL.  I totally just dated myself with that title...

In all my years of writing this blog, I've never taken a hiatus this long (almost 5 months!!).  Truth be told, I've been spending most of my time over on Instagram.  But, there's something to be said for the written word so I'm back.

A little catch up for those of you that don't follow me on...

Monday Musings: Finding my Groove

HOLA!

I can't believe we've been here for a week already. It feels like longer. Probably because we're fairly familiar with Clermont. We've settled into the house quickly. I'm still working on figuring out a routine as I have friends down there that are on different training schedules so I'm trying to work in company for workouts when I can. Especially bike workouts. I'm comfortable riding on the...

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...

Kicking it with Two Turntables and a Microphone - Muskoka 70.3 Relay Race Report

After Eagleman I didn't have another race planned until the end of July.  That changed about 3 weeks before we left for Maryland.  My friend Kiki had signed up to do Muskoka 70.3 but hadn't spent much time on her bike so she was thinking of not doing the race.   We were going to be up there anyway to cheer her and some friends on.  Irinahad posted on Facebook that she was looking for relay team...

Weekly Re-cap and a Spectating Spectacular!

Happy Monday folks! When you wake up to this view on a Monday, it's never going to be a bad day.

We spent the weekend at my friend Kiki's cottage as G was racing Muskoka 70.3. There were actually a whole bunch of people I knew that were racing. 18 to be exact. I can't remember ever knowing that many people that were racing the same event. It definitely made for some fun spectating. I almost lost...

Is It All in My Head?

After my fairly positive post on Sunday, I've suddenly become overrun with these nagging feelings of doubt. Doubt in my training and in my ability. I think it's because my last few training runs have sucked. Normally I am able to brush these off and move on but I'm struggling with that right now. Probably because I have race number two coming up this weekend. I'm running Around the Bay 30km on...