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Blog Neglect and Updates All In One

Well, once again I have fallen off the blog wagon (even though it was one of my 2012 resolutions).  Not surprizingly, it is not the only resolution have failed to keep.  *sigh*

I have been taking care of my shoulder and have a new Physiotherapist after a referral to a Sports Medicine doctor at UBC.  Now, the work is up to me to do the exercises to strengthen my upper back.  Turns out I have extremely loose shoulder joints that have a tendency to roll forward (picture hunch back) and pinch the nerves in the front of my shoulder.  I have started back swimming and am very happy about that.

In March, I did not enter an event after our trip to Spain until April when I completed the Delta Sprint Triathlon.  I have done this event for the past 5 or 6 years and love it.  It is a great way to start the triathlon season.  Great grassroots community event for the beginner triathlete all the way up to Elite status.

Now, with May almost over, I have not entered an event this month.  I was signed up for the Spartan Race at the beginning of May but a personal commitment (seeing my son off to the airport to start his 6 day school trip in Quebec) ruled that out.  The Mission Fondo cycling event I was register for this past weekend was postponed to September due to organization issues.  So, no event in May either.

I am very excited for the Oliver Half Ironman this weekend though.  Last year at this time I was being surprised with a trip to Kona and the Hawaii 70.3 (very tough to beat).  This year, I am doing the race I thought I was doing last year in Oliver, BC.  Although I have not been up to Oliver in over a year, I feel prepared for the race knowing the route.  With my lack of swim practice, I expect my swim to be on the slower side but hope my bike time will be strong.  I have been cycling more than in past years this early in the year and feel strong.  The run is a bit of an unknown.  My longest run since February was a couple of weeks ago at 16kms since I hurt my back during a 24km run.  Regardless of my result for this race, my goal is to have a solid day and a fun time.


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