Sunday, September 26, 2010


Well I am happy happy happy to report that I am BACK AT IT BABY!!!  Yup, I am!  This week was awesome, George and I rode along the lake on Monday night, then running club on Tuesday, then my first ever spin class on Wednesday.  Thursday was supposed to be a run but I ended up with last minute dinner plans so I didn't work out (but I made up for it, wait for it).  

Thursday I went for dinner with an old co-worker.  Back when we worked together I would always ask him questions about fitness and working out.  He is completely committed to a fit lifestyle, he works hard, plays hard and eats weird food.  haha!  I usually check in with him every 6 months or so and after some initial chat we decided it was time to meet up in person.  I was thrilled to be able to tell him all about this triathlon journey I have been on and he is completely stoked by all my news.  It's so fun to hang out and talk someone's ear off about it and they don't actually fall asleep. Hahahaha  One other thing I have always appreciated about him is his positive attitude and despite the ups and downs that life throws at him, he stays strong and positive and motivated.  I always have learned alot from him.   I want to be like him when I grow up, except I'll drink beer. 

Friday night I had my girls over for dinner and drinks and loads of laughs!  Yesterday I was up and at it at 6:30am trying to decide if George and I were going to join my friends for a ride.  The weather looked a bit dodgy but they were going to be at the meetup spot regardless so I sucked it up, packed some snacks and off we went.  We rode up Walkers Line to Sideroad #1 and rode all the way into Waterdown (20km or so there and back).  On the way out the rain started, it was cold and the rain didn't seem to want to let up but we kept going, no way I was going to chicken out.  Soon enough though it cleared up and got very nice, although a tad chilly, out.  I have never ridden that far out on SR#1 and it's gorgeous out there.  I'll be going back soon, I need to crush that stupid hill at Guelph Line!  After the bike ride we went for yummy breakfast and then home to change, hang out until I met Tawnya for a run/walk in her new favourite running spot.  I would have liked to run more but we haven't seen each other in ages and ended up chatting alot of the time.  We ended up walking 7.5kms with some running for the first 4.5km.  There are loads of hills there so even when we were walking my HR was still getting way up there.

Today I need to get out and get a few things done, there is a tri program that I need to join at the Burlington Y.  My coach emailed me this week about our start to the half iron training program, it's all official (YIKES) and my training program is filling up!  I am also getting loan of a trainer for George and I over the winter.  I am really blessed when it comes to people helping me out!!

There is more news to come but I'll post that a bit later in the week once I get all the details but exciting stuff for me for sure.

That's all I got!


Matty O said...

Nice job! You will learn really quick to hate your trainer. Haha, they are no fun and are crazy hard workouts.

Good luck and keep up the enthusiasm, it will carry you a long way!!!

She said I need a goal said...

Thanks Matty, I already dislike her and I'm well on my way to full on hate. haha just kidding! I am excited for the crazy workouts and I know where to find my SIU team when I need it, here and on twitter. Always appreciate your words and feedback. Hope you had a great weekend!

Brybrarobry said...

A, you are just becoming a "real fitness" buff. I love it. Kill "guelph line", I love it. I've done it, but it doesn't happen often. I'm sure you're day will come, and go, and come again. A GREAT route is the one you went, but turn up Robson to Millbourough. One day, if you want I can show it to you. It's the route I took Matty and Heather O on and all my house guests get to ride it. For you're HIM training, I can even take you farther on on incredible roads.

Did I read that right, that in the "past" you put "people to sleep" with your converstation? haha


She said I need a goal said...

B - I'd love to go cycling with you and you can show me that good routes but it will be a way easy ride for you, my avg speed is 'slow'. :-) After Kona let's see if we can find a good day. Maybe Rodney or some others want to come out as well.
And har freaking har on that last comment..

PedalmanTO said...

Tri program, indoor trainer?! You're hooked!!!!!!! Indoor trainer is actually great for the mental aspect as well. It teaches you to beat the boredom.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love the trainer, soooo much good training can be done on it that you can not safely do on the road. But it gets boring, I highly suggest a good tv show or good music to get you through the session

the pukie awards are up on my blog, so you can see what fun they are.

She said I need a goal said...

BDD, I am stoked that I am getting a trainer for free! I just ordered the movie network for the winter which means I have loads of HBO series on Demand, thank goodness. Monday nights will be my trainer rides. Any and all tips and pointers welcome. :-)