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Day 2….. sleeeeeeep and a run

Last night I put my earplugs in, turned off my alarm and shut my eyes by about 10:30pm. I got up at 6am, for a few minutes (hey, I’m 49…..), but went right back to bed.  I got up at 9 and felt GREAT! A bit of laptop work, some food and more work. I…

Kona Day 1, Nov 6

What a day!!  😀 Even before today… things were awesome! Got all packed up and left Sylvan on time. Had a nice meal with Darren in Leduc, gave him his shirts and made it to the airport early!   Check in was smooth sailing!  (LOVE Westjet)  Our flight to Vancouver was set for a big…

All packed up and ready to go!

Had my last big run today – 32kms. Chuck Downie agreed to run with me this morning, which is awesome!  Great company always makes the training better!  We ran the first 12kms with Lego the Dog, then dropped him off and ran another 20kms.  I felt pretty tired by the end, but we held a…

2 days until I leave…..

My head is spinning…. there are SO many thoughts running around in my noodle I can hardly keep them straight. I gave up all caffeine 2 months ago… starting to miss the kick in the brain it gave….. but I am truly glad I stopped, I was living on empty adrenalin, artificially released. I have…

4 days until I Leave!

Life has continued to be crazy busy… Thankfully we have put some things in place to settle work down enough that I can calm my mind and leave for Kona and not be a stress ball.  I have an amazing team at the gym, and that makes a HUGE difference!! Balancing Work, Family and Training…

2 Weeks until I leave for Kona….. wow….

Sitting here on Sunday night, October 21st, I can hardly believe how fast the race is coming up!! I leave on Monday, November 5th….  two weeks from now!!  Wow!! The weather turned back around, the snow all melted and things improved a LOT!! Training has been going REALLY well….  I sure miss having a coach,…

Training is starting to really come together!

I swam 9.1kms today in 3:19….. in our 14 degree above freezing lake…..  It was not entirely pleasant, but it was smooth and calm and the fall leaves looked great on the shore in the distance.  My head, hands and feet were numb for a few hours during (and after) and my arms were exhausted…

Ultraman Training Update including 2 big events from the summer

Well folks…. with life being as busy as it has been…. the whole Blogging thing has taken a back seat…. But I know there are perhaps a few people that are following this crazy journey, so here goes (again). After my Coach, Craig Percival passed away suddenly 2 years ago, I was devastated obviously, and…

The crazy roller coaster continues (A post nearly lost in the draft folder)

***Turns out I never put this blog out  better late than never!**** When last I blogged, I was at Training Camp in Arizona having the best time ever!  I was swimming better than ever, cycling SO hard and feeling amazing and strong and running well and pain free!  I was in heaven!! We crushed a…

Why Race? and ps. How was Germany?

Why race again? It’s a funny thing this life of mine the past 2.5 years…..  I have run the gambit I think….. of things people could say or express to me about my crash and subsequent life beyond. There was the phase where I was talking about it (the crash) a lot, because everyone that…

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