BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

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 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...

Merry Christmas Eve!

To say that the last few days have been chaos in the Big Smoke would be an understatement. Our weather has been all over the place with temperatures rising and then plummeting. We've been dumped on with snow and now, good old Mother Nature has covered the city in ice. So needless to say, I've taken my workouts inside. Yes folks, I hit the 'mill on Saturday for just over 13km and I did it again...

Friday Favourites & My Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Recipe!

TGIF! Another weekend is almost here and I couldn't be happier. It's been a productive week here in B&BT land in all aspects of my life. I'm getting my training in, work is actually manageable (i.e I'm not a big ball of stress) and I've been eating and sleeping really well. I think the sleeping has something to do with my new pillow but that will be a separate blog post that will involve a...

Triathlon 101: The Run

For me, this is where the race really begins.  This is where I am 100% comfortable.  I think that's probably the case for many first time triathletes as so many of them seem to come from a running background.

This is also the least complicated part of the race. You don't have to worry about drafting, or wearing a helmet etc. All you need are your running shoes and a covered up torso and you're...

So You Want to Try a Tri?

I remember watching the Hawaii Ironman years ago and thinking holy cow, this is amazing, I'm not sure I could ever do something like that. Fast forward about 8 years and lo and behold I found myself toeing the start line of my first Ironman. I didn't jump right into Ironman though. I started short(ish) and worked my way up, much like I did with my running. When I started running my first thought...

Happy Birthday

It was a blustery October afternoon when I decided it was time to pay her a visit. It was the day before my big race and I was supposed to be at home relaxing, not walking around in the rain. But I knew I was running out of time. My days in that 'hood were numbered. We were going to be moving on so it was now or never. I clutched my phone in my hand and kept glancing down at it as I walked around....