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Monday, September 28th, 2009

Well this is my last week in the US. It’s been a nice visit but I’m ready to head back to my hometown, Prince George, BC. I’ll be training hard (albeit indoors!) and skiing when the snow falls (hopefully not for a long time)! I’m hoping to join or form a fast swim group to get ready for the 2010 season. Any takers? I’ll become a swimmer yet. At least that’s the plan! With Team TBB’s secrets, Chuckie’s expertise, and my diligence, I’m hoping to make some solid improvements in this area. They’re needed.

Winter training is just that – WINTER training! I’ll have to succumb to the cold and harden up. I’ve become used to the warm, cloud-free days of California and a moisture-free summer in Utah. This will be my motivation for the next few months though…that warm weather exists…and awaits! Unfortunately, I had to ship my bike home already because of the lofty charges on flights. At least I saved $75.

With my time in Prince George, I’m hoping to save up enough money to buy my own car. This will help a ton when I travel back and forth from the US. I’ll be working as a physiotherapist for a bit to help offset the negatives I’ve been seeing in my bank account lately!

Any ideas on winter training? I’d love to hear them! I plan to mix it up with some indoor riding, snowshoeing and skate-skiing.

I could say this past year was a total waste, but it wasn’t. Now I know I want this more than ever and know what I need to do it! Training throughout the winter up in northern BC will be extremely hard, but I’ll come back more determined than ever.

Patience. A long but lasting lesson in life.

Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

dscn3906I’ve been nicknamed by a few people “bullet” because of my cycling ability. (If only this was the case for my swimming. Wait! Bullets sink. That would not be good.)

Well recently a butterfly decided to ride with me (for 30-minutes. No joke). I did as it requested and rode slow enough so that it could enjoy the views at a much faster pace than it could do on its own. A good friend of mine, Ernie Wyder, once nicknamed me: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings.” I think this is one for the record now! Here’s a song with the same title and one I rock out to on the bike: Smashing Pumpkins (unfortunately embedding was disabled!).

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

The season is changing. You can feel it in the air. The sun rises a little later and darkness falls by 8pm! Less sunlight always equals less time, or so it seems that way.

Today on my run I stepped on a snake’s head. Poor guy. He slithered away but I think he may be dazed for a few hours, if not days.

Lately I’ve been able to swim some in a 50-metre pool. It’s been a great change and the men that go there are definitely in shape! :) I’m glad I have goggles that are tinted!