June 24, 2008

Just a quick post to let you know that there are a few new and exciting things on the go but I have to finish my assignment first... Its a conference poster presentation that will be graded by sport scientist from the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport). Its much harder than it sounds...

Just though I'll let you know that I am not a bad blogger, I just have an assignment due :)


June 5, 2008

Random thoughts...

It's Thursday today. I have no idea where the week went... it went by so fast! It was a pretty busy week. Just like last week... and the week before that... and the one before that... you get the picture ;)

Sometimes I think that the busier I am, the more productive I am... does it make any sense? It's all self inflicted, obviously. I am my own boss, so if I wanted to work less, I guess I could... but the busier I get, the better ideas I get as well and the more I manage to get done... I don't really know how that works. Its almost like creativity comes from a lot of confusion and slight caos. Its a good thing, I have a few new exciting ideas that I am working on. The only problem is that one idea leads to another and Its hard to keep up. Too bad there are only 7 days in a week and only 24 hours in a day. Even though I am more productive when I am busy, I do have an upper limit. I found that out the hard way back in 2004/2005 when I they told me I have chronic fatigue syndrome. A good thing came out of it, I know when a lot is too much. I still find myself comming close to crossing that fine line every now and then, but I recognize it pretty fast and back off. I think I need an easier week next week... Its similar to training I guess, which is kind of cool!


June 3, 2008

More racing!

I headed to Oliver on Friday to cheer for Kim, Christiane and Suzanne who raced the Oliver half ironman this weekend. I joined Christina, Chris and Karmen who went there to cheer and get some quality training in. I got in a nice ride on Saturday up Richter's pass and back into Oliver. Legs felt pretty good up the hill, but my lungs were on fire! I have to make the time to ride my bike more often...

It was a nice hot day on Saturday, but I didn't really get to enjoy the sunshine as I had some work to do. Sunday was a completely different story... it started raining at 5:00am and didn't stop until around 12:00pm! I would much rather race in the rain than spectate in the rain... I still managed to get my face sunburned, even though I had sunscreen on. Go figure.

Kim had a great day, with things working according to plan, clocking in 5:30 hours. Christiane is right on track for Ironman Germany at the end of June... she had a great race (7:00 hours) and a fantastic bike time!! Suzanne enjoyed every second of her race (and it should be...) and smiled all the way to the finish line (7:34)!

In California, Gordon took on the trials for the Canadian military elite triathlon team for armed forces worlds to be held in Estonia mid June. It was a strong field, including a USA Olympic hopeful! Gord had a great race, despite cycling on his own, while the others in front him worked together... A total time of 2:02 earned him a spot in the team, so he will be heading to Estonia mid month where he is likely to break 2 hours.

Well done everyone!! The New Balance half ironman is next, on the 22nd of June.After that, it is the Osoyoos half ironman on the first weekend of July.