Tuesday, September 20, 2011

hiding under water - beth hart...

I got a note from a fellow blogger (who is awesome) and she mentioned that I wasn't posting a lot these days and it's true. I don't really feel like I should be posting because I didn't accomplish anything this past season and am not back into full on training yet.

As my boss put it, I've been a big disappointment, a let down this past season and I really felt those words. While I'm sure loads of people have been thinking it he's been the only one to say it out loud, to my face, but I have felt them the whole time, known it every single day, yet I couldn't muster any motivation to do anything about it.

Rather than focus on that I'm trying to just move forward. I see that lots of people are already planning their 2012 season so I thought I'd get in on the action. Coach Nancy is putting together team IronCanucks training for both a half and full this year. The half will be for Peterborogh and the full will be for Mont Tremblant as well as the schedule of other races to support our goals. My 2012 is shaping up (loosely) like this:

December - Santa Claus 5km run - I get to run while wearing a Santa suit.. so sexy! 
March - chilly half marathon NOT! No way am I running in that crappy weather. We'll see if she can talk me into this one
April - triathlon training camp with the coach and teammates. I've not been away for any reason in years, looking forward to this.
May - Mississauga half marathon - ahhh more my style, spring time, not too hot, flat course
May - Brian Smith charity ride. I can choose to do either the 75km or 140km distance. I suspect it'll be 140km
June - early month sprint - While I prefer swimming without a wetsuit I'll have to get one for this race
June - late month Olympic distance (Guelph) I think
July - Peterborough half Iron
August - Warrior dash or something like that. A couple of friends and I decided to do a Tough Mudder in 2013 and thought this would be fun as a warm up (why I agreed to this I'll never know).
August - Ironman Mont Tremblant cheering/support team. I can list it, it's going to be epic!! I cannot wait for this one, not only will my local friends (John, Fran etc) be racing, but my IronCanucks will be there AND some bloggers I've been dying to meet (coughMandyHeatherMattKevinwhodidimisscough)! My best friend is coming with me and I'm looking to see if we can volunteer on race day as well.. SO MUCH FUN!
September - women's only sprint triathlon in Milton (Kelso)
October - Scotia bank half marathon.  It will be fun to compare my times between May and Oct.

I need to buy my own trainer this year and set up a real honest to goodness 'pain cave'. I have an extra TV, just need a DVD player which I assume I can get for cheap at Walmart. I expect that I'll be much more comfortable downstairs and make less noise on concrete than I do in the dining room. Any and all suggestions for the pain cave are welcome. I don't have anything in my basement other than a washer/dryer and some boxes that never got unpacked when I moved 4years ago. Oh please like you never!

In other news we found out that Hunter passed away from ARVD, and we now know that my nephew has it too. I should be thankful, his situation can be managed (not cured) with surgery, they have to implant a defibrillator into his chest. How frigging scary is that? I feel for him, am worried about him but I can't do a damn thing about it. I found out that with this condition you can't exercise, exercise can kill him. While I understand it in laymans terms at a high level it just seems so weird, a heart condtion where exercise can kill you, even walking. I'm unsure if the rest of the family needs to be/will be tested, we're waiting to hear more from the doctors on that.

that's all I got...


Emz said...

I see February is WIDE FREAKING OPEN FOR AN AZ VISIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She said I need a goal said...

you are SMART!!!!

misszippy said...

Love a long list of races for 2012. I hope to put one together soon.

sorry about all the bad news with your nephew. I hope there's something that will lighten his situation soon.

My Boring Triathlon Blog said...

umm u missed me for IMMT

you're also missing Around The Bay end of march

Hang in there, its been a tough year. 2012 will be better

Julie said...

Good to see you. :)

I would say the only one you may have let down this year is yourself. You have had a heck of a year and sometimes things just don't turn out like you planned!

The comming year looks A-W-E-S-O-M-E! You will rock it!

So very sorry about your nephew but what good news that they have found it!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I like the schedule

Pain Cave

- Shelf that is bike high to put next to the trainer for the remote and food and drinks
- Beat up lazy boy, I have one in mine, its awesome, when I get done, I can plop on it for a bit and relax
- Clothes hamper, just trust me

Daryl @ Though Transitions said...

Wow - I'm impressed! Great plan. I haven't really thought about 2012 races beyond one marathon in particular.

Matty O said...

First off, scary about the heart condition. If those don't get caught fast they become a problem. MAKE SURE THEY GET CAUGHT FAST! Don't know why anyone in the family would not get tested at this point.

As for the pain cave :) We have a pedastal thing H bought for decoration... that I use for drinks, snacks and the remote/cell phone holder.

Towels for sweat and wiping down George when done.

DVD player cheap at walmart, that's where we got ours.

Video games. TV and DVDs don't cut it 90% of the time. Find a fun game that occupies your mind. Heck, you will be there for hours on end anyways, why spot spend $100 more bucks right?

Only problem with the pain cave in the basement, too easy to NOT visit. Ours is in our dining room haha. No family likes us anymore anyways so we never had to buy formal furniture to have them over for dinner :) I call this a WIN WIN situation :) Pups like it too, they get to come over and get petted while we are pouring sweat.

Jason said...

Positive vibes, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Please encourage everybody to get checked out even if they don't want to. Better safe than sorry as the statement goes.

No pain cave here. I drag my trainer into the living room and pedal while watching TV. I set up my bike like a race with water bottles on it and just ride that way.

Bryan Payne said...

Good on you for getting back at it. Life's a journey, not a destination, I wouldn't sweat this past year, just move on and enjoy the pain cave. haha.

On the family front, I'm glad they found out the problem and can now address it with your nephew. I can't imagine the loss of a child, I'd don't know if I could recover, the loss of two, that would be devastating.

I'm so glad they found it and can treat it.

Glad to hear your getting back on the horse.


Pamela Hutchins said...

First, hugs.
Then, another hug for your nephew.
Next, the pedestal or a side table for your shit is important, as is a fan, a towel under your bike, hoo ha ride glide, and i recommend a wii, so you can do netflix. we ride to 24 and other high adrenaline shows and we crank through the workouts.

More hugs.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Wow, you make me want to get my racing butt in gear. I have zero on the docket!