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  • Good morning!!

    Wow, when is the last time I got a blog up in the am?? I’m on the juice… “crazy juice…” ha
    I went to bed at 11pm last night, in the effort to break my current “night owl” trend. I tossed and turned until almost 1am! I finally fell asleep and forced myself to wake up at 6am.

    I had to laugh because my alarm was crickets chirping and Mike‘s alarm was barking dogs, sounded like we were on a farm.

    I told you about this book I narrated right?

    I got an email from the author looking for donations and/or book pre-orders with proceeds going to an amazing cause… Here is what she wrote:

    Every Donation Helps! I’m collecting pre-orders for The Parent’s Guide for the benefit of Tina Meier, The Founder of The Megan Meier Foundation.  Tina Meier’s daughter committed suicide as a result of her neighbor that set up a fake profile pretending to be a young boy.  If you read the foreword of The Parent’s Guide that was written by Tina, I am sure you’ll remember her tragic story. I’m obtaining donations for her benefit, so when she speaks to parents around the country about cyberbullying prevention, she can give a copy of The Parent’s Guide to those who attend her event. If you can make a donation, please complete the attached pre-order form.  Your order will be processed by my office on Amazon.com on our Internet launch date, which is Tuesday, April 26th, 2011.

    Thanks for your support!
    Shawn  Edgington

    Fax or e-mail your completed
    pre-order forms to:
    925-462-8888
    shawn@shawnedgington.com

    The donation page is attached here: TPG Pre-Order Form FBO Megan Meier Foundation (4)-1

    I really enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of this book and I wanted to share that with you. Here is my review of the book that I sent to the author:

    “Author Shawn Edgington is breaking new grounds with her latest book, “The Parent’s Guide To Texting, Facebook and Social Media”. It is a must have for any parents who has a teenager. The book discusses the potential hazards, as well as the benefits, of today’s children living in a digital world. This book is an easy read and offers extremely valuable tips and tools on how we can prevent, “One Click Nightmares” (as she calls them) from happening to our children. Throughout every page you can hear Shawn’s drive and passion towards wanting to prevent our children from being cyberbullied and victims of online predators. I thoroughly enjoyed her words and learnt tons from “The Parent’s Guide….”. I was absolutely honored to be selected as the voiceover artist that narrated the audiobook version of this new release. Keep up the incredible work Shawn, the world needs more people like you!”

    Amanda Sellers

    But what would narrating a book be without more BLOOPERS??? haha, have a listen!

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    Oh the joy!

    In other news, I ran with my triathlon club last night! Yay The Right Shoe athletes! We ran at a local track… but oh looky here…it was pouring rain!

    vancouver track and field

    There were huge puddles, but we navigated around them. We did a 1 mile warmup, then we ran 6x400meters. (with a recovery lap between each set). I felt unusually strong and energetic. I should have gone in a faster pace group because the whole time I felt myself wanting to push more… I think I just really, really enjoy track workouts- reminds me of high school.

    I wore my Stormtech XBR-1 and I stayed nice and dry- despite the downpour.

    Do you know what else has a phenomenal R.O.I. and I think deserves more credit??? .99 cent Magic Gloves! RIGHT??I can’t tell you how loyal these little guys are to me. Always there when I need them. In the winter in Van, I wear them everyday. After my run last night, I hung them to dry. Yesterday, we had a moment….

    Good job guys, I’d pat you on the back if I could!!!

    I went for a swim this morning.. We tested out our new head cam in the water…Pretty cool!underwater camera, swimming indoors, triathlon training

    Well, I better get going- busy as usual today. Here is my to do list for today, that I made while in bed last night.. (I always make my to-do list in bed the night before)

    It’s looking pretty messy hey? Remember back in December when I got my day planner? I vowed I would I would keep it so neat…. well it’s almost April and it looks like that dream has been shattered! ha!

    Have an awesome day. Thanks so much for being such an amazing person! (you read this- you must be AMAZING! )XOXO

    :)

  • Ahhhh Saturday!

    And it’s pretty nice out here in Vancouver too. Not that I’ve been outside much…YET.

    TRI training update;)

    I woke up this morning, walked to Tim’s to get a coffee, then pretty much went straight to the stationary bike. On my schedule today was a 90 min bike, at an easy pace- keeping my rpm’s around 90-100…

    triathlon training, easy ride, low intensity

    I had planned to get outside for my bike today, but I have to do some maintenance on my bike before I take her on the road and I haven’t had time yet. So another long ride on the stand still bike. Since I’ve been training, I notice that time is going by quicker during workouts. I biked for an hour and 30 min and it definitely didn’t seem like that long.

    I am a water fiend though. I drank this much water at only 32 minutes into my ride!

    When I was done, I got back upstairs and made a shake asap.

    What kind of shake you ask?

    Ingredients

    mixed berries
    frozen banana
    cilantro
    parsley
    cucumber
    ginger
    lemon juice
    orange juice
    ginger
    celery

    Sound gross? Well it tastes soooo refreshing! YUMMY. It is just like my wake and shake, except with some berries and oj for added sweetness.

    After that I had a couple bowls of goldfish. Not vegan and full of preservatives, but they taste so good. Here fishy, fishy, fishy…

    Mike and I are letting our Costco membership go after the end of the month, so we stocked up on some frozen berries, goldfish, (chicken, eggs, milk- for Mike), paper towel, walnuts, pickles, my favorite lotion Nutraderm, stuff like that….

    Sorry, got off topic…back to training:)

    I missed my club bike ride on Thursday to go to the Canucks game. I felt bad for missing it and also was eager to make up for it….until my club mate Klaus (who is training for an IRONMAN!) informed me of some tips written by IRONMAN Champion Chris McCormack. Chris says:

    - Recovery is king! Always err on the side of recovery in your training program.  Recovery takes many forms, and body maintenance (massage, Yoga etc) sleep and rest are imperative to the game and the mix.

    -Guilt attached to any missed session is more harmful than missing the session itself.  Guilt is what limits most people in our sport. If you miss a session for any reason, put it behind you and move forward. Don’t play catch up and don’t worry about it. Its done, move on!

    Sound advice! I will put that behind me and move on….. Tomorrow I have a 60 minute run with the club and then a swim workout. THEN…the SPA with my girlfriends! Perfect way to end the week!

    Hope you are having a great day and enjoying the weekend.

    Talk sooooooooooooooooooooooooooon WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO

  • Happy Hump day!

    Hope all is well in your world. Into week 3 of Triathlon Training. Last night before our group run we had Sports Psychologist Roger Friesen from UFV come and talk to us about how to get Beyond the Push, Pull and Drag of your training. He has spent a great deal of his career working with Elite Olympians and top notch athletes, helping them stay on top of their game not only physically, but mentally as well.roger friesen, UFV,

    And isn’t the mental jingle jangle most of the battle anyway? I really enjoyed his talk.

    Here are a few points Roger shared that I will relay to you in my own words:

    - You will never know if you can do something or not- unless you try.

    - Do not try to achieve perfection, there is noooo such thing, instead- Strive for Excellence.

    - Always write down your goals- (even have a goal for each workout, whether it is making a certain time, working on form, or just getting through it)

    - Celebrate even the simplest of goals achieved, such as getting outside for that run- even if you don’t feel like it (and be truly happy about it! Smile, be excited, CELEBRATE!)

    - Don’t let your external environment influence your motivation. Example: If you committed to running outside on Sunday am and it is pouring rain, don’t let the rain stop you. It’s part of your plan, so do it.

    - Why do you want to achieve your goal?

    - Accountability is crucial. Let friends and family know your plan, so they can celebrate with you and help hold you accountable. (Blogging helps too- I don’t know if I would have ever been this pumped up if I wasn’t writing and sharing with you every step of the way!)

    That’s all I can remember (lol) I didn’t have a pen and paper, because right after the talk, we went out and RAN! We worked on some drills like: excels, karaoke (cross stepping) a skate running (like your skating on cement), and we did “up and over” hill training. The hill was a really gradual slope and it wasn’t too long either. I tried to hold good form throughout.

    One thing my coach mentioned to us before we started was – HAVE FUN! Don’t take things to seriously. Play! It’s so true, just PLAY! Life is good.

    As I ran home, I was really grateful. Grateful for the opportunity to train like this and SOOOO thankful for a healthy body to do it.

    I did some stretching when I got home, as Tuesdays are always jam packed training days. I swam yesterday too

    Ready to hear about my big mathematic upset???? I was doing twice as many laps as I needed too!!! Mike came down to snap a few pictures:

    he says, “So…How many laps are you doing?

    I say, “I have to do 48″

    he says, “you have to swim 2 km?’

    I was silent. I grabbed my phone to do some calculating. YUP- I had been swimming twice as far as my program states. The bad news is, I suck at math and I put out way more effort than I needed. The good news is, I just got all that extra training under my belt…

    Since I now had extra time in the pool, I practiced how I am going to start my next Trithlon on April 16 in Delta:

    ON YOU MARK…

    GET SET…

    GO!


    AND YOUR OFF…

    HAHA,  Wait til you see me on the BIKE!

    On a more serious note- Do you have a mantra or positive statement that you repeat in your head while running?

    Have a wonderful day!

    Happy TRI-ing!!

    xoxoxo


  • Hello!!! Welcome to January 18th!

    Do you ever jump the gun on certain things? I’ve done it twice today. Both things regarding my work. I didn’t get answers right away so I proceeded to email back, asking questions that if I would have waited 2 minutes, I would have the answer to.

    So potentially I have annoyed 2 important people by my impatience. False Start!

    Oh well! Hopefully my charm will smooth over my impatient requests……;)  As Axel would say, ” All we need is just a little patience.”

    Onto my staring problem……..

    His name…Jasper Dale Sellers. His game…capturing my heart. (ohhh sooo sappy I know!)

    I cannot stop thinking about him though.  It’s my brothers son, born yesterday. My little brother is now a dad. I am so proud of him. Jasper has amazing parents.

    Beautiful little family.

    Bundle of JOY…

    Ok- I know babies aren’t some new invention, so I won’t go on and on and on and on and on and on…..(just know how much I love him:)

    I’ve been busy working on updating my voice demo’s. It’s been going good. Had a few jobs today as well. One phone system, and 2 videos. While we were working, Mike says, “I’m so hungry, I can’t even see…” Yikes! Ok! I ran to the kitchen to make us some food. I made him a big omelette and I heated up some leftover brown rice and veggies.

    (I don’t normally have a plant right by my stove, but the pot busted yesterday so we put the plant in a bag and now we need to buy another pot)

    I added a couple falafel’s that we bought at Costco. I know they have preservatives and I should make my own, but it’s a nice quick protein boost.

    veggie patch falafel balls

    I dumped on some salsa and good to go.

    I also made a quick batch of my homemade Lara Bars. I didn’t even cut them up, Just one big pie we can cut off when we want some.

    home made lara bars

    I still have some work to do so I better get going! Hope you are having a wonderful day! I have a tri update coming soon, so come on back! I run with the club tonight and we have a speaker coming to talk to us about mental toughness! ohhh I like it:)

    Here is me swimming my laps this am. (I have to tell you later about my math mess up! I failed Grade 12 math and it is coming to haunt me!! haha)

    beginner triathlon training, in small pool, 20 meters,

    Keep on ROCKIN IN THE FREE WORLD!!!!!!

    XOXOXOXO

    Daily affirmation- “I am not limited by any past thinking. I joyfully look forward to the future.” – Louise L. Hay

  • Hello!!

    Happy Friday! Cheers to the weekend:)

    I had a meeting in gastown this am, (for a potential new hosting gig!!)
    So I did a very quick (lol) video update. We were going to do another take- but our battery died.

    Yep, I bike for 75 minutes tomorrow, then a 50 minute run Sunday, and Monday- OFF!

    Have a fantastic weekend! I adore you!!!

    xoxoxo