Hey there!!!

How are you? It’s Thursday already? I have lots on my mind today and I don’t really know where to channel my energy. So, through writing this… I have no idea where this post will go.. It is just as much of a mystery to me, as it is you.

I woke up at 4:45am to go for a swim today with my triathlon club. I really had to PULL and PRY myself out of bed. Momma said there’d be days like these, lol…. However, one I got my butt in the pool and put my head down and started swimming..I WAS FINE. I was in a good space, and I really enjoyed my swim. I swam 1600m today! Thats 1.6km! I know for some of the ironman athletes I swim beside, that is a warmup for them- but for lil ol me- I was EXCITED.

I never get pictures at the pool- that is my next mission. All I have is this picture I took the first time I swam at this pool

Our locker room talk was comforting today. I train with some awesome athletes. It was nice hearing that they want days off too sometimes, they don’t always feel like training and that Sunday night swims are hard to squeeze in if you want any kind of a social life.  That said- there is something to be said about the commitment and dedication to something you love. I’m onto week 6 now with the tri club and I am truly enjoying myself. Of course sometimes wine and chocolate are more appealing than an 8am run in the pouring rain…but I believe there is a method to this madness;)

I was happy that my skin didn’t react in the chlorine! Like I said a couple days ago, I had a skin allergy (on my face) Thank God for makeup or I couldn’t have filmed yesterday! I sent my mom a picture of my face (sans makeup) and she said, “wow- your a trooper, that was really bad, I’m surprised you handled it so well.”

My medicine (trying to relax and slathering this goop on my face)


What else? What else? I’ve been doing great with the vegan challenge I’m doing this week. This was my lunch: Amy’s Soup and Ezekiel toast dry.

ezekiel toast, amy's soup

I had my “lunch” at 10am. This is what happens when you wake up before 5am!!

The rest of my day is dedicated to voicing projects. Projects I am working on:

1. I am working on my India Project (the 18 month job I just got- lots of work- but definitely rewarding)

2. Just did a voiceover for a Real Estate Gala. It was fun. I voiced the in house announcements like this:

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3. I am the new voice of Canterbury Coffee! I have to start on their commercials;)

4. And lastly- reworking some client direction on a voiceover I did for a seminar in Florida-

Did I tell you I am going to Saskatchewan next week? I’m going to meet my lil nephew Jasper…

My tired brother Dave and his new son:)

Everyone in my family is meeting in Sask and we are having a mini “Christmas in February” celebration since we didn’t get to spend it together in Dec. I heard that my AWESOMELY COOL Uncle is going to be there too. Read up on my uncle here. I always get inspired when I hang out with him.

My last thought of the day. (I think we’ve sifted through a lot of them;) is this: Do you ever just want to pick up and move somewhere? Sometimes I do. I heart, heart, heart Vancouver but sometime I just want to see some place different, go adventure in unchartered territory.. maybe even somewhere warm… (Maybe I just need a HOLIDAY)  hee hee….

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Talk soooooon




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One Response

  1. Klaus on 10 Feb 2011

    Nice tri image you have there, Amanda. Mine would look more like this:
    (in fact it does as my phone background)
    Your post reminded me of how many sessions I have missed in the last two weeks due to lameness and illness :-(

    Hope to see you tonight at the spin tho.

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