CONQUERING THE IRONMAN AND CANCER ALL IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 2014!!
Friday, July 25, 2014 15 comments
Well it has been a very long time since I have written a blog....5 months to be exact. While in training for my Ironman competition this year, a routine colonoscopy revealed that I had a very rare tumour in the muscle of my lower intesti... Read more
IF I WERE ANY MORE EXCITED I'D PEE MYSELF!
Friday, January 17, 2014 21 comments
Okay well I told everyone I would give you the results from my MRI on my hip. Now you know there is always a back story with my blogs! Before I went to get my MRI results, I had to go to my family doc to get a checkup. I walk into his off... Read more
RANTING ABOUT SPORTSWEAR BEING MAILED TO CANADA!
Sunday, November 24, 2013 18 comments
Okay I have had it with trying to get new tri gear from the US. I really want these ZOOT shorts from REI but the shipping is ridiculous to Canada and I have to sign up for a membership for $20. Then I found them on another US webpage called Sw... Read more
SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR EVERY PART OF LIFE -- THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY!
Saturday, November 09, 2013 14 comments
Decided today would be a blog day as I am experiencing every emotion possible in one day of life. First and foremost, I just wanted to give a huge Thank You Shout Out to all who voted voted for my blog "REFLECTIONS OF A BEAT UP, TIRED 50 YR... Read more
MY MOTHER IN LAW HAS DIED TODAY!
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 23 comments
Twice in one week blogging is unheard of for me but I received some sad news this morning. My wonderful Mother-In-Law of 23 years passed away in her sleep. I am glad that she went this way as it was painless and peaceful. She was a wonderful... Read more
GETTING OVER THE FINISH LINE IS THE EASY PART! REFLECTIONS OF A TIRED BEAT UP 50 YR OLD TRI CHICK!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 53 comments
Well it has been quite sometime since I last blogged and as I came home to day from walking dogs, I decided I had something to say today. In all the years I have been an athlete what I have learned is the Actual Finish Line is no big deal. ... Read more
OKAY I LIED, I FEEL LIKE I LET MYSELF DOWN AFTER ALL THE TRAINING
Sunday, September 01, 2013 8 comments
Well Well It is true, after sitting here on my recovery day working on a 5000 piece puzzle, I realized something. I am a liar! Yes I did the race yesterday but for the amount of training I am so disappointed in my bike ride. It w... Read more
IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE CRYING BABY!
Sunday, September 01, 2013 4 comments
That was my exact thought when I hopped out of bed yesterday at 6 for my race. I was lucky enough to have it take place in my home town. A bit of weight had been lifted off my shoulders as I had emailed the race director on Friday and said I n... Read more
WEEK 14 IRON HALF TRAINING (70.3) - FIRST TAPER WEEK - 18-25 Aug
Monday, August 26, 2013 6 comments
I cannot believe that I just finished the first taper week. I basically cut the number of workouts in half . My race is the 31st of Aug and I am more than ready to go for the gold! Here is what my second last week of training consisted... Read more
WEEK 13 IRON HALF TRAINING (70.3) - LAST PEAK WEEK!
Monday, August 19, 2013 2 comments
Hey guys Well ran out of time to post yesterday as I was watching my neighbours race on the computer....she is 39 and just completed her 1st Ironman in Mont Tremblant, Quebec (we are doing the Half there next summer) and she did it in 14:55... Read more
WEEK 12 (Aug 5 -11) - IRON 70.3 REPORT -- VACATION IN MUSKOKA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4 comments
Hi guys Well Week 12 really wasn't a tough training week as I was on vacation for 1/2 of the week (Friday to Sunday inclusive) but here is what I managed to accomplish: Monday Aug 5th - Stat Holiday here but still Strength Trained for ... Read more
SERIOUSLY I ONLY ATE THE LARGE BLIZZARD AT DAIRY QUEEN FOR CHARITY
Thursday, August 08, 2013 4 comments
Well after completing my 2km open water swim practice, I went home and at a huge plate of home made stir fry veggies, rice and beef. So after burning 3500 calories and still having a huge deficit, I looked a the boys and said "Okay we have to g... Read more
WEEK 11 - IRON HALF TRAINING (70.3) COMPLETED (JUL 29 - AUG 4
Sunday, August 04, 2013 4 comments
Well everyone I am back on track with a positive outlook and a PB today for my ride....for this week's training, I definitely kicked the monkey on my back right in the butt. Here is how the week went: Monday, Jul 29 - 1 hr str. trainin... Read more
CAN'T ADMIT DEFEAT - I WILL BE THE IRON MAIDEN
Monday, July 29, 2013 4 comments
I had posted my weekly training blog last night in which I said I was going to have to change my plans after months of training from the Iron 70.3 to the Iron Duathlon due to the strength of my left leg. Well after sleeping on it, I am not goi... Read more
YES IT IS THAT TIME OF THE WEEK - BLUENOSE'S IM 70.3 WEEK 10 REPORT CARD
Sunday, July 21, 2013 2 comments
Hi everyone I truly hope that not many of you had to live through the heatwave we had here in Ottawa all last week. As I have seasonal allergies, live in a valley and hate extreme heat, exercising outside was not really happening for me la... Read more
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