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Only 5 more months.....

I can't believe how time flies. It seems like it was just yesterday I registered for Ironman. Overall the training seems to be going okay - or at least I think so. I go back to the pool tonight after a forced rest hopefully it does the trick and my shoulder is fine. I finally got a call about my MRI appointment for the Shoudler - wait for it - NOVEMBER 4th - yep NOVEMBER 4th! That would be exactly 13months to the day after I was hit! You just have to love public healthcare. I won't even be in the country then I will be in Ireland. I did not cancel the appointment - yet - I have put a call into my lawyer to see what he thinks I should do. I know the owner of the private MRI clinic I just don't want to pay for it and don't think I should have to - I did not jump in front of the car.... I am of two minds - I don't really think the MRI is going to tell me any more than I already know but I understand why my lawyer and doctor want it. Honestly, some days

Achoo yeah Spring is here

Not much to report, still feeling terribly lethargic but now I know why it is the darn flowers and blossom - stupid hay fever. Confirmed it on Saturday while doing a beautiful trail run with the dog up to Cleveland dam in N Vancouver - by the time I got back to the car besides my leg throbbing (more on that later) my eyes were swollen and my nose was like a bloody faucet. Did not get much better on the Sunday ride in Richmond by the time I got home I had a pounding headache and had to admit that Spring fever had officially hit my house. I finally broke down and went and bought some Claritin last night. On other news did my first official ride up Cypress last week with my cycling group it was great. Going up to the highway from Marine was not too bad - tough but I just put my head down and rode I got to the highway and was like okay at least Cindy is still with me so that felt pretty good since I know Cindy has been training really hard and is much stronger than last year. W

The beauty of team support

Once a coach always a coach Mondays are the last day of my 6 day training schedule and I look forward to Tuesdays because I know it is a rest day or more appropriately my Physio/chiro day. Mondays I ride to work and back and then swim in the evening. Last night I was exhausted - I am usually a little tired - mostly because my club meets at 9pm but once I am in the water I am usually fine. Last night I dove in the water and started my lengths and I just felt lethargic, even my arms felt heavy. After the 600m warm-up I still was not feeling it - so I moved over to the other lane so I would not hold up people. I continued doing my laps, I figured I could work on my form - ever hopeful that I will discover the magic combination that will turn me into a sleek aerodynamic swimming machine. Anyways the beauty of team support - there is a lady who comes out and swims she uses flippers and basically does 50 m and then takes a break and I was in her lane now. I had just finished a

So Close....

Yesterday was the UBC Tri and I was in the Olympic. It is the first race I have done since being rear ended by a jeep last October. I was anxious but optimistic. I had decided that no guts no glory so I was going to go for a PB and not just a PB but I wanted sub 3 hour. Again no guts no glory. Thankfully the weather was gorgeous – clear with a small breeze now less than 24 hours later it is a winter wonderland?!? The swim – last year with Transition I had done 45:44 - this year I wanted to swim in 36:30 minutes and be out of transition in 40 minutes. Nope – my watch read 38 minutes (still faster than last year) and I came out of transition at 45:42 – 2 seconds faster…. Shoulder started to ache right near the end but overall I was pleased – at least with the swim – transition not so much but I was not riding in a wet bathing suit – while it was clear is was very, very , very cold. I wore 3 shirts and my jersey, riding pants, and 2 sets of gloves on the ride. The bike co

Only 2 more sleeps

UBC Triathlon is only 2 sleeps away. I am both anxious and excited to see how it plays out. This will be my first race since the accident and well let’s face it I am not 100%. If I was honest I would say I am at about 75% of where I was. Which everyone assures me is great but me being me I am frustrated. I am anxious to because there has been no real taper, coach says that this is just a step along the way and so I train through . It feels weird to me but you have to trust the process. She has won lots of races and championships for a reason so I will listen. Having said that I am going to try for a PB I am going for 2 hours 50 min – I know probably reaching since I just said I am not 100% but if you don’t try you can never succeed so what the hell let’s go. I know I will finish it really is just going to be a matter of when and how pretty I look. Big concern is the shoulder will it hold up? I have done 1500 meters a few times and it has always started to ache near the en