Posts Tagged: triathlon

  • Good morning!

    She’s a nice one out there so far today folks! My older brother Cory and his wife will be here tomorrow and are staying through the weekend. YAY! It is supposed to rain this weekend, but you can never depend on weather these days anyway!! It is constantly changing and we never really know what we’re going to get. When I was a radio DJ people would always get mad because we would read a weather report and then mother nature had a different plan. All us DJs do, is go off what is on the weather channel. We cannot help it if mother nature isn’t cooperating! I found this video of me when I was dj, it was probably recorded it the dead of winter in Saskatchewan. I get a little crazy if I stay inside too long!!

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    So…we hope for clear skies this Thanksgiving weekend, but we’ll see what happens!
    We are going to hit up Grouse mountain this weekend no matter what the weather. I really want to see my brother fly up Grouse. He competed in a lot of runs this summer and in most of them he got 1st, 2nd or 3rd. He mostly runs 5km, 10km, or half marathons.  My brother held many national titles in Track and Field when he was younger, but then he quit running for a number of years. He recently got back into it and he is just as fast as ever. Here he is in a half marathon in Banff. When I run in races, if feel like stopping or giving up, I think in my head, “WWCD?” (What Would Cory Do?) He would fight, he would not give up and push it as hard as he can. (see, we are part viking:) It just shows, no matter how many years go by, if you love something- it’s never to late to get back into it. One thing I have been thinking about getting back into is triathlon’s. Here is a post on the first one I ever did. I might start more serious Tri training in the spring. They are such a feeling of accomplishment and I like the idea of doing all 3 activities. (Run, Bike and Swim). Maybe I can find a good group to join, we’ll see. In the meantime I am committed to P90X for the winter…

    Is there something you love that you are thinking about joining/starting again?

    Enjoy your day!! You are amazing. xoxo

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

  • Good afternoon!!!
    I am just taking a lil break from work, thinking I better go for a run. I am trying to get inspired. Then I remembered what I was doing last year at this time, and I think, “why am I even hesitating in regards to going for a run?” Just do it!!!
    Here is a blog I wrote last year right after I completed an Olympic Distance Triathlon…..
    I’m soo happy right now. I was honestly intoxicated when I signed up for the triathlon online at 2am on June 1st, but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Michael and I “trained” this summer. We really did “tri” to train, but with my brothers wedding and other summertime fun, we didn’t do as much as we should of…but I am pleased to say, we finished with flying colors.

    Our day started at 4:30am when our alarms went off, we walked to Tims and got our coffee, and headed down to 2nd beach, the officials wrote our numbers all over our body’s. Then we got our wetsuits on and made our way to the ocean,

    Crazy feeling of anxiety and anticipation as we headed for the start line. Wow, the markers that we have to swim around are WAY further than I had trained for. BANG, off we go, I hold back for 15 seconds or so before I head into the ocean because I didn’t want to get clobbered by the hard core’s!
    k, I won’t bore you with the swim details. Just know it was soooo tough, so rough and I didn’t think I would make it. 1500 meters later and somehow…I made it through.

    Then the bike. a few accidents around sharp turns. even spectators taken out. so many bike tires popped, 4 insanley tough hills…but again… somehow, on my own, in my own world…made it….40km..(I’m tired just writing about the whole event)
    Then…the run! I thought I’d be sooo on fire for the run since I run so much, but after everything leading up to that point, hmmm can I quit now!!! My 10km run was a feat on it’s own, But seeing my friends Rick and Andrea, and Mike‘s mom (and Mike cuz he finished before me) made me have that much more oommph to get my butt across the finish line!!

    It’s been a great day! We are ready to train for next year, but also put our focus now back on voice over’s, our band, our business and everything else we do!!!

    XOXO

    How do you get motivated to workout? I know it’s hard sometimes, but we just gotta give ‘er! ;)
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