I know, I know this should have been posted a while ago. My tale of procrastination is sad so I won’t even try and sell it. Here is the long awaited race report! First some background or review: the original plan for this event was for me and Joe, my husband to go and do the event together. Joe would race his brother and I would “participate”. That did not happen for various reasons , suffice it to say I was doing this event/trip/adventure without Joe physically there. What I will say was he was there in spirit along with all the rest of our family and friends and he helped me more than he will ever know on race day. The Wednesday before I flew out I did my usual group run with my run club and tweaked something in my Right Hamstring. Worrisome but this injury has been on and off for the better part of 6 months. The next day I ran before I got on the flight and it was still quite sore but nothing I could do about it until I hit London. I started off
With only just over 10 weeks – (I think I just threw up a little in my mouth) to the Triman in Spain I am not gonna lie – I am starting to freak out a bit. Which is not very Bad Ass of me at all. The running portion is not going to be an issue as long as I stay injury free. The problem is I have to do a swim and a “wee” bike ride before I get to run. I have been pretty consistent in my swimming – I will get it done – I am not speedy but I am consistent and persistent. The bike this is where an Ironman will come crashing down if you have not done your time in the saddle. I will own it I have not put as much time on the bike as I normally do – I have been consistently doing Power classes since last fall but December, Jan and Feb got derailed. The weather sucked – too much snow/ice and I live on the side of a mountain. Which really is me just making up a good story because there is a trainer in the house that I could have been getting on and well I did a few ti
Day 148 of running and counting.... How did this streak start, you ask? One of the local running stores Capra does a challenge every November – run 30 minutes every day for November - https://www.capra.run/pages/the-november-30x30 - initially I thought about it and said no. I was starting to train for my Ironman distance race in Spain for June 2019 and I have always believed that if I run more than 4x a week I will get an injury so it was going to be a hard pass. However my brother-in-law had been running every day for over a year and seemed none the worse for it and well it was only 30 minutes each day. So I thought well let’s give it a try and see how it goes plus there was PRIZES and not for how far or fast just for running and I LOVE prizes. My streak actually started the streak on October 31 st because the club I run with https://www.facebook.com/NorthBurnabyRunners/ runs Wednesday nights and October 31, 2018 was a Wednesday.