Thursday, July 29, 2010

About town

Wow, it's been a while since I updated!  I thought since my bike has a flat and I have an unplanned free evening I'd do a little update for you.  

Challenge, well July FLEW by and to be honest I'm not sure if I'm a week away from the end or finished, I'll have to check the date.  I guess that's a good thing because I know I'm meeting all my parameters.  I haven't not worked because I didn't feel like it but I have to say work has been kicking my ass.  The last few weeks have been long hours and some missed sessions but I've doubled up where I can and have seen some awesome progress on the bike.  Mostly that I'm alot more comfortable.  After my 30km ride last weekend I was a bit tired but far from spent which I know means I can go longer, I just need a route. That makes me happy. After kicking sideroad#1 ass the other night I was really happy that not only did I finish, I was not last and had actual fun on the road back from Guelph Line to Appleby Line. All those murderous uphills on the way out were superfast (for me) downhills on the way back, it was so fun that I forgot the pain of the uphills and immediately wanted to do it again. My swimming is still decent, I am happy with it and my run still sucks but Nancy will be helping me out with that next.  

Ok, now that I'm thinking about it, I think I have til Aug 8 before the challenge completes but I'm going to keep going until my race Sept 5, no sense in stopping now.  Coach has given me workouts until try-a-tri in August (8) and then I'll get 4 more weeks of program til Sept 5, the BIG DAY.  

Now, there have been LOADS of happenings to the my blogpals and tweeps.  Let's see.. 

Oh I joined a recipe testing group on Georgie's site. She has some great nutritional info and recipes on her site.  I just tested my first recipe and I have to say it turned out much yummier than I thought and it's all good for you.  I can't wait for the next one (hint hint hint)! 

Bryan completed Ironman Lake Placid (sans food poisoning) and not only did he kick ass but he qualified for Kona!!  MORE importantly he proceeded to party for 3 straight days following the race proving that he is Canadian AND absolutely crazy.  I'm glad he's back home, I'm exhausted from all that and I'm also glad that his post race video was from the bathroom, again..  

Not only did  Bryan complete IMLP but MIKE YOU ARE AN IRONMAN !!  I haven't been following Mike's blog for long I've read back far enough to know how HARD he worked to complete this goal and I'm really inspired. The guy is amazing!  

Following the awesome progress of blogfriends is really motivating for me and after the finish a few people were furiously trying to register for next year.  I know that Rodney made it in and I can only hope that he ran around the house screaming and waving his arms. He has done 2 tris this year already and there's half an ironman in Sept, he's going to kick ass!

Then a miracle occurred, not only did JohnWProc successfully register for IMLP next year but he also started a blog... and he's pretty funny.  I think we'll all be greatly amused over the next 11 months or so.  I also know that no matter what he says I run slower than him so I WIN!! #Johnfail  

And I can't forget Mandy. She volunteered this year and signed up for IMLP next year, she is super brave. I've only recently started stalking....errr following her blog and she takes some great pictures, I think she owns a lake or something, has good stories and a super cool dog.  Go visit her.  

Oh my cycling pal Pedalman who is ALL things cycle had a spill a week or so ago.  He was doing his own ride to conquer somethingorother and got clipped by a car. Thankfully he's ok, despite some road rash and is up and back at it.. he is crazy!!  PS - dude, you gotta update your blog

Now Scott is also awesome but he hasn't been tweeting much lately because he's stuck in exams but he did blog so I'm happy to see he's still around.  This is the guy that got me HOOKED on Kaiken Malbec, I hope they sent you a cheque.

Finally one of my favourite bloggers (yes I say that about all of you, but Johan I really MEAN IT) turned 40 this week!!  He's faster and in the best shape of his life. I'm really bummed he didn't make registration for IMLP.   

So, there you have it.. some happenings about me and some super incredible inspirational dedicated people.  

That's all I got!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Hello open water swim session @ Gulliver Lake, my favourite training session so far this year.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Catch me if you can, ok so you can..

This last week has sucked for working out.  Due to work I missed a few sessions but am in the midst of catching up, woot!  Work has been super busy with an implementation looming, so much to do!  Plus I got a new roommate.  I have an old friend staying with me for a while, she arrived last week and I'm happy to report my kitchen has never been so clean and I've never eaten so well in my life.  Maybe I can convince her to stay forever?  She helped me decorate my house when I moved in.  When I bought the house the living room looked like this:

and she made it look like this:

I had some cleaning up and moving stuff around to do before she got here so that also took up quite a bit of time as well.  I cleared out some boxes that I hadn't even opened since I moved in 3 years ago and 80% of it ended up in the trash.  She is very project oriented and loves doing house stuff so I see some fun in the future.  She has gotten active in the last year herself so she is keeping me company which is nice as well.  Yesterday and today we drove down to the lake and she walked while I rode.  Yesterday's ride was great but there were loads of people to go around and slow down for so I wanted to get out early today and see if I could go faster.  Sadly I wasn't much faster but there was improvement.  It was good to get out though because we had an amazing dinner last night plus there was some vino involved.

I think I may go back tomorrow again early for another ride, it's so pretty out there

That's all I got.