Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Rain Begins

And the rainy season begins.  I prepare myself for the next 4 months (at least) of rain!  I like fall weather but do get tired of constant rain. At least I don't live in Vancouver where its even worse!

Since we aren't training now and its only been 1 week since our ironman race, we have some time to do other things- walks in the park, yard work, thrift store shopping:), etc.  We went for a nice long walk this morning, stopped by our favorite coffee shop and then wandered home in a bit of an aimless fashion.  Very nice to relax!!   I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday afternoons. Talk to you this week!!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Last Tri of the Season

Okay, now that I am done my big race (ironman) for this season I will be back to wearing more interesting clothing and regular posting. Thats the plan anyway :)

On the jock side of things: the race I just did was one of the most grueling competitions I have ever done. We had extreme weather conditions - wind, hail and thunder. Many people could not even finish the race.  I placed 4th in my age category so I'm very pleased with that especially because no matter how well trained you are, you never know what elements you will be up against on race day. Thank goodness ME STRONG LIKE OX. hah hah

There are tons of awesome looking consignment and thrift stores in this little town we are staying in so I cant wait to check them out and see what I can find.

Thats the extent of my post for now, toodle doo and talk to ya later.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Riding in the Desert

I just spent a week cycling in Nevada. It was hot, muggy and heavenly!!

Lake Mead is fantastic for riding. Long stretches of road with little to no traffic. Absolutely gorgeous scenery too, so different from the west coast of BC.
I rode 90 km on my first ride.  Went through lots of water.
Lots of cool cactus along the roadside.
In total I road about 300 km while there. Ran a few times and swam every second morning at the Multi-gen centre. They have an outdoor pool which is awesome!!
The friends we were staying with took us to Red Rock Canyon. That was cool!!

The other highlight was that fiance and I went to Cirque du Soleil. My favorite performance in the whole entire world. In another life I would be one of those performers. I am so totally inspired by their physical ability. I often fantasize that if I ever lost my job I would run away and join them :)

My FIRST time ever gambling.  I plugged in $5.00 and played a few games. Won some, lost some. Then I closed out the night with 5 cents.  Woot woot.
Am back home now and 1 week away from my big ironman race. ohhh getting nervous!!