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So, ya it's been a while

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hi sparkworld.

Apparently, it has been over a year since I have been on here, pretty wild.

So I have had a pretty ridiculous year. Don't feel like going into too much detail but I completed my first half-ironman Triathlon in Mont Tremblant, Quebec in June of 2012 in 5:47 and it was an amazing experience.

I then followed that with a 2:26 Olympic Distance race in Toronto in July and had a personal best at that distance by almost 20 minutes.

My summer came to a bit of a crashing halt, I was hit by a car while riding my bike on August 30th, 10 days before my second half ironman in Muskoka. Unfortunately due to an injury to my shoulder, I was unable to compete in the race. All things considered that it was bike vs. car I am very lucky with my only injuries being a strained neck and potentially torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder.

Well, this is the reason that I am back, in an instant, I had to cut from eating about 4,000 calories per day to fuel training to what a normal person eats and it has been quite hard and before it got out of control, I figured I need to start being accountable to myself and to all of you again. I don't use the scale anymore because I am happy with where I am, but that being said, I feel sluggish.

Not being able to exercise has been very difficult for me and I am just now getting back into some cycling on my bike trainer in the basement. Back to track my nutrition and will be checking my page once in a while.

Keep on sparking.
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    Good to see you back. Hope all the recovery goes well for you. Great that you weren't more seriously injured...
    2679 days ago
    Sorry for the accident but glad to see you've decided to come back. Hope you are back to where you want to be soon.
    2684 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    Oh no I hate to hear that. I hope that you are 100% better soon.
    2691 days ago
    Talk about ups and downs! WooHoo congrats on the great results for your Tris! Holy snikies and ~so~ glad you're alright, considering, for the crash.
    Great to read you again. Much success in getting a handle on things and getting back out on the road again soon!
    2694 days ago
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    Wow! Congrats on all of your accomplishments! Sorry to hear you were in an accident, but I am glad that you are ok!!! Glad to see you back, too!
    2698 days ago
    wondered what had happened glad you are back & your injuries were not too setious a;; the best
    2698 days ago
  • BILL60
    Happy to hear that the crash was not real serious. You are indeed lucky. Hang in there and get back on the road as fast as the body allows.
    2698 days ago
    Great to hear from you! I'm glad you're healing and really impressed by all your accomplishments!!
    2699 days ago
    We missed you! Glad to see you back. I am so sorry to hear about your accident. It's amazing how things can change in an instant.

    I am recovering from shoulder surgery myself, so you're in good company. I am still trying to figure out workouts that I can do, and have also had to cut back on what I'm eating. Let's trade suggestions.
    2699 days ago
    Glad to see you back on Spark!! have missed you!!! Great job on all that you have accomplished sorry to hear about getting hit by a car!! that is crazy!! Glad all was well at least!! Keep on sparking!!
    2699 days ago
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