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2012 Resolutions In Review

I know that 2012 is not yet over but I took the time to look back at my December 2011 post and review my Resolutions for 2012.  Here is a link to the post.

Now, the list of Resolutions.  Red are the ones I didn't achieve and green were the ones I achieved.  Looks like a 50/50 split.


12 New Year Resolutions for 2012 (AKA To Do List)

1.   Race at least once a monthBy March I had fallen of this wagon.  

2.   Start strength training and remain consistent  I was told not to work on strength for my shoulder until it was stronger and then I just never started this one.

3.   Take care of my Supraspinatus Tendonitis - Saw a Sports Med Dr. and had physio.  Ongoing strength and stretching for this one.

4.   Perfect my Half Marathon and run a 1:50 by the end of 2012My final Half Marathon of 2012 was Bellingham Bay in a time of 1:57:42

5.   Swim, bike and run at least once every week - Not perfect but pretty much stuck to this one.

6.   Stretch after all activities - After my shoulder issue, I realize…

Race Calendar 2013

Have you planned or even thought about your 2013 racing season?  I have always been someone who planned my life at least a year in advance.  Iron distance triathlon doesn't leave you much time to be spontaneous either.  Most events require you to train for a year let alone the fact you need to sign up for them a year in advance.

So, here is what I have registered for in 2013.  In print and in real life, I have planned and #EPIC year!



March 24, 2013 Olympic Distance Triathlon Lavaman Waikoloa, Big Island Hawaii


May 4, 2013 70.3 or Half Ironman Distance Triathlon St. George 70.3, St. George, Utah


August 25, 2013 Iron Distance Triathlon Challenge Penticton

Which races have you registered for in 2013?
Happy Training!

Pave Culture Cycliste - Barcelona Bike Shop

In March we took a family trip to Spain for spring break.  The primary reason for this trip was to attend football (soccer) matches in Madrid and Barcelona.  As a family, we researched this trip A LOT and found A LOT of very cool things to do in the cities we visited (Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona).  One of those cool things was a destination bike shop in Barcelona.

We set aside one afternoon to head out to the shop.  Not having rented a car, we studied the train routes and schedules and determined it was about 30 mins outside of Barcelona in El Prat del Llobergat.  

After missing our first train by about 2 minutes, we had to wait another 30 minutes for the next train.  This was the first of our missed connections and confusion for this journey.  Once we arrived at the train station closest to the shop, we still had about a 20 minute walk to the shop.  It is an industrial area so there were no taxis to be found.  The whole time we were travelling to the shop, I was secretly worried tha…