BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

What's Next?

I am officially in "off season".  Or as badass coach Jen Ruloncalls it: "the Season of Improvement". I think that's a better way to look at the down time between the last race of your season and the time you start to build for the following season. Off season kind of implies that you're taking time off. That being said, I suppose you could say you're taking time off from structured training i.e...

Monday Musings: T-Minus 3 weeks

Oh hello June!  Here we are half way through 2017.  Time is just whizzing by.  We have THREE weeks left until Tremblant!  THREE.  Holy crapamole.   We've been occasionally checking the water temperature in Lac Tremblant and a couple of weeks ago it was a balmy 6 degrees celsius.  Thankfully it's now gone up to 15.2which means that hopefully in another 3 weeks it's closer to 18 degrees which would...

Monday Musings: Back into the Hills

This past weekend G and I went out to Muskoka to do Spin the Lakes, something that is becoming an annual tradition with our friends.  Last year,I was just getting back on my bike after about 3 weeks off due to my injury. I couldn't run but I could ride, so I was happy to be able to do something. I had signed up for Spin the Lakes well before I got injured and the original plan was to race it. That...

Tri Talk Tuesday: Improving Your Swim

It's the first Tuesday of the month, and in addition to it being Tri Talk Tuesday, it's also my birthday!  YAY!  I'm quickly getting closer to being firmly ensconced in my mid 40's.  I certainly don't feel like it most days and apparently I don't act or look like it either.   I'm totally ok with that, ha.

Anyway, on with the business of today's post. I'm linking up with my absolutely lovely fellow...

Friday Five: 5 Gut Busting Indoor Workouts

TGIF Guys!  Only one more week till I'm outta here and sitting on a beach.  I'm telling you it can't come soon enough.  Southern Ontario is in a serious deep freeze right now and that means I'm not stepping foot outside to do any sort of workout.   It's times like this that I'm thankful I'm not training for a spring marathon, ha ha. 

Since it's Friday, I'm linking up with the DC Trifecta Ladies (Co...

Here Fishy Fishy Fish....

Another week of workouts down.   A week that had ZERO running miles.  Nada.  Zilch.  After being an idiot last weekI figured I should just stop trying to do things my body wasn't ready to do yet. Lo and behold, I've had a week of pretty much pain free knees. Go figure. I did aggravate them a little bit with my hard bike ride on Saturday but the pain didn't last long. Maybe because I swam in a salt...

G.O.H.A.R.D & Another Milestone

Lately, whenever I go on twitter, I always seem to find out that it's some kind of special day celebrating something or other.   Peculiar People Day (January 10th, in case you were wondering),  Do a Grouch a Favour Day (February 16th) National Goof-Off Day (March 22nd and yes, this has been marked in my calendar) and National Lost Sock Memorial Day (May 9th).  You can see the complete list here....

Goal Getter 2013 Upate: April



It seems like just yesterday I was writing my March update.  It's kinda scary how the time is flying by.  All in all, I'd have to say that April was a good month.  I nailed 2 more of my 2013 Resolutions / Goals.

I ran a sub 3:20 at Boston and I hit the 250,000m mark for swimming.  So yeah, April has been a pretty amazing month.

I have a few things I want to work on for the month of May. 

1) My...

250,000m

I did it.  I hit 250,000m a whole MONTH ahead of schedule.  That's a nice way to close out the month of April.

What's the big deal with 250,000m?

Nothing really except that I'll get a fancy swim cap and a pin from Masters Swimming Canada.  And I'm only 750,000m away from joining the Million Metres club. 

Realistically I know I've swam a hell of a lot more than 250,000m since joining this Masters...

Goal Getter 2013: March Update

It just seems like yesterday that I wrote my February re-cap.  March was certainly a whirlwind of insanity.  I celebrated a birthday, ran a half marathon, worked 13 days straight (5 of which were in Miami, boohoo for me) and ran a 30km a couple of weeks later.  I set PB's in both races I did and I came veryclose to hitting goal #10 on my list of resolutions on my birthday (breaking 1:30 in a half...