I’m stuck. I mean– I’m stuck. For the last few years my world has happily involved running and for the last two triathlon training has reigned. I’m finding though- that my motivation is failing. Perhaps it was the serious illness that derailed it– I’ve never been able to get back on track since– perhaps […]Read More Seeking advice
I got sick in October. It’s now almost Christmas and I’m still dealing with the effects. What a struggle it is to try to get back on track. I still have bad days with the vertigo and the other things that came along with the virus (the confusion, anxiety and depression) still linger at times. For […]Read More Continuing the battle
My body failed me. And it failed me in ways I couldn’t even have imagined. It wasn’t an injury that took me down, it was my health. The day of my last planned 10k race of the season I was hospitalized and never got to run. It has been a frustrating and awful few weeks. […]Read More Health and heartbreak
Last weekend was the Kenora Borealis triathlon. I have never been so happy to be a sprint distance athlete. THAT HILL! But we will get to that… Here’s the break down of how things went: The night before…. my friend Sandra comes out to the cabin so we can go together for the race. We […]Read More Kenora Krazy
Well, that was fun. And by fun I mean frustrating and annoying. I have a race in a week so I figured before I started easing back, I’d better get a brick session in. I haven’t done one in a while and I should probably remember what that horrible jelly legs feels like. So, off […]Read More The Land of Broken Training Sessions
Ever feel like “it’s just not my season”? I’m feeling a bit that way today. My legs are on fire all the time, I’m not powering through the hills like I managed to be able to do last year and I feel like I’m not managing to get any faster. Maybe it’s just not my […]Read More The Dance
This year has been a variety of struggles -injuries, hectic schedules, etc but the most frustrating one has been weight gain. I know that any friends who know me will start rolling their eyes here because I’m still not exactly the biggest person in the world. My current weight, although desirable to many, is one […]Read More A Weighty Topic
There’s always one. Sometimes you see it coming, and sometimes it just sneaks up on you when you’re not looking…the race from HELL. In the style of Sophia from Golden Girls….”picture it, Birds Hill Park, Manitoba, June 12, 2016……” It was a cold, rainy and miserable day. Not what one would expect in June. A […]Read More The Disastrous Race
Yesterday, I ran my first half marathon. What a crazy experience that was! I’m super proud of the fact that I did it but it made me question my sanity a little! For days leading up to it I was panicking and having nightmares that I couldn’t do it. I figured there was no way […]Read More Half Marathon!
I hate being held back and this injury has done a great job of slowing me down. I haven’t trained in weeks. I’m packing on weight (granted being on a cruise right now doesn’t help that) and I just don’t feel like my awesome self. I need to get back on track. And what better […]Read More Easing back in.