Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Week one of fatty camp has been a success! I can attribute this loss to
a couple of key factors. 1. I have stopped eating 2 chocolate chip cookies everyday at lunch 2. I have stopped eating a lot of chocolate everyday (instead, only eating a little chocolate everyday - baby steps!) 3. We don't have Tim Horton's down here (I love you Tims!) and 4. I used a different scale.
123.6 lbs is a pretty good weight for me. I could probably stand to be around 120 in the early season (I'm 5'4") and then drop a couple more during peak season so I might continue with the tough love towards chocolate. I did however make one rule (so far --- it IS my game, I can therefore make the rules as I go!). Sunday = cheat day. I can have anything I want. I elected for this tasty morsel that I had been eyeing a few days earlier.

No where even close to being as good as my sweet, sweet Timmy's

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Right On!!

The first time I rode to the top of Mt Lemmon I thought, "this would make a kick ass marathon". Mt. Lemmon is some where around 27 miles to the very top. A total gain of over 6000 ft.
Well, someone has done it. It is scheduled for October 17th. One week after Hawaii. I may end up only doing the Half, but I will be running up that mountain!
Anyone? Bueller..... Bueller....

Monday, January 4, 2010


128 lbs. That's how much one of these weigh:

It's also how much this weighs:

And it's how much 10.25 of these weigh:

Now, it is officially how much CP weighs. Damnit.

I have officially reached my target weight gain for the year. Now that I have hit my goal, I can start to work at losing it again. My very own biggest loser.
I have always thought that a key component to reaching your goals was to tell everyone about them. Make yourself accountable to someone other than your training journal and your garmin.
I'm starting my 'program' today. I will weigh myself weekly (yes, I know - it's not the number that counts but it is a gauge), and I will write about it. I also know that it's not realistic to be race weight year round so all I want is to lose 5 - 8 lbs - and hopefully not muscle. Game on.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Two thousand and ten

Writing from the extremely cold, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Indicative that I may actually be learning....I have taken a whole 6 weeks of off season this year. I can honestly say that I've never done so little since starting the great sport of triathlon. I've swam TWICE since IM. Biked a handful of times (but those do include a 4:40 and 3:30 ride!) and have been running purely for the enjoyment and clear headedness it brings me. I am now able to say "bring it on!"
I am totally ready and excited for what's to come.
After some discussion with coach, it was decided that it will be necessary to break this year up into sections. Having secured a Kona spot already, I will not have to complete another IM in the same year. Which for me is very good. I have learned that it takes me quite a long time to recover from these events, mentally and physically.
The first part of the year will be dedicated mostly to cycling. I have at couple of stage races that I want to do and this year I will be racing them as a CAT 3!
In the spring the focus will switch to running. I will be targeting the San Diego R & R Marathon the first week in June! I am super pumped. I haven't run a stand alone marathon since 2004. I have some lofty goals.....I'm not gonna' say but here's a hint: it starts with the letter "2".
From then on it's all about Kona.
As part of the official 30 in 30, I did an hour speed session on the tready.
Mile Down: 1 x 1 mile, 2 x 1200m, 3 x 800m, 4 x 400m with a 200m float in between. I wasn't so concerned with my speed as I was with just turning over the legs. It felt great. My body is ready and my mind is willing!