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Welcome 2016!

Welcome 2016!  

What a year 2015 was.  I am SO VERY happy it it is OVER!

My body gave me a forced break in May when a disc in my lower back (between L5/S1) decided to make itself known by putting pressure on my S1 nerve.  The timing was bad.  8 weeks before Challenge Roth.  This injury not only took me out of sport, it took me out of my daily life.  2 weeks off work, unable to move or be still without pain.  If you have had this type of injury, you know what I am talking about.  

This disc injury was the final straw in a year of health issues that really made me evaluate my participation in sport, my job and life in general.  

Although I was not able to participate in Challenge Roth, I was well enough to travel and to Germany and follow my good friends around the course.  Seeing them finish in the stadium was both very inspiring and sad for me.  I was so happy to see them accomplish their goals and so very sad for myself not to be out there with them.

2016 will see the end of my pity party.  New year, new focus, new goals.  

I started a new job in July that is challenging and rewarding.  I am still working part time at my previous job and running my coaching business.  I am able to workout out again but with a different focus.  

For 2016, my focus will be on swimming and cycling.  For now, running will have take a backseat until I am strong enough.  

I started a strength class once a week to build my core to make my back stronger also. 

Events planned for 2016 so far include:

Penticton Fondo - 160kms
Swim Across The Lake - 2.1kms
VOWSA Open Water Swim Race series
Challenge Penticton - 120km bike relay
Whistler Fondo - 122kms







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