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And Finally, an Update!

My last post was in mid August and I have been pretty busy since then. Here is a brief summary of what I have been up to...

August 23 - family trip to Penticton to watch the SAA folks participate in Ironman Canada 2008.

August 25 - caught the Ironman fever and signed up for Ironman Canada 2009.

September 1 - participated in the Vancouver Triathlon for the 5th year in a row. Olympic Distance 3.04:25. I took 15 minutes off my time from last year! The water (as always) was exceptionally cold making T1 challenging. After tripping up the beach slightly disoriented from the cold water, getting out of my wetsuit and into my biking gear was slower than I had expected. A far cry from the super fast sock, sock, shoe, shoe, helmet, glasses, go mantra I practiced (thanks The Age Group for the tip). My bike was great. Used my new Orbea for the first time in a race. :-) T2 was better but my feet were still completely numb from the ankle down. This situation did not improve until 5kms into the run. I had almost forgotten I had feet. LOL. The finish line photo above cracks me up. My son ran me in with about 500m to go. He is actually a lot closer behind me that it looks in the photo and is yelling at me to 'run faster Mom!". Great end to a very focus and motivated season of triathlon.

September 12 - 27 - off to China for a family vacation. This was our first trip to China but not our last. It was an amazing and crazy place. Having never travelled outside of North America, it was a huge culture shock in the most inspiring way.


Jamie said…
Congrats on signing up for Ironman Canada and welcome back to blog land!

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