About Me

I am a mother of three very hungry, busy boys. A Wife to a helicopter pilot and my most amazing support and sponsor of my triathlon lifestyle! I am the owner of Perseverance Multisport Coaching in Whistler, BC. I coach athletes competing in short to long course distance triathlons. I started racing triathlon in 2003 in my first sprint distance race and gradually worked my way up to the Ironman level racing. This past July, I completed my 9th Ironman Canada race! In 2009, My goal one day is to qualify for Ironman Hawaii World Championships and show my boys that with a lot of commitment, hard work and determination "Anything is Possible"! I hope that I can instill the love of sport and living life to its fullest every day to my boys and to everyone I am able to share my healthy triathlon lifestyle with!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Super Chinook Pilot Makes Me Smile!

I have been absent online over the last couple of months. Not because I am trying to avoid the computer, just because I have found the everyday grind to be extremely boring to blog about. I am in "rehab" so to speak. True to fashion, our annual Yeti ELM Team , entered again in the Mt. Washington Yeti Snow Show Race. This year we decided to up the intensity a bit and take on the 10km race instead of the 5km "romp"! Well.... Needless to say a little too much hill training, and a little too much snow shoe racing in too little of time did my Achilles in! I have not run now for THREE WEEKS!!!!!! Yes, feeling a little sorry for myself. It has been a swim/bike focus for too long now and I am ready to try and hit the pavement again. This Ironman athlete has been reduced to a "5 minute walk/1 minute run" for 30 minutes tomorrow morning! What the heck is that??????? Oh, and if I really can get my head around it, a 60 minute "pool run". Can you think of anything more exciting to do inside a chlorine and germ infested environment? Nope!
So, enough of that, and onto something definitely worth blogging about! Super Shawn and his flying escapades! Gramma Wendy and Grandpa Bob (thank you for the photos) were so lucky to have spent the day in Southern Alberta where Shawn and his crew are flying 12o power line towers into place! According to Shawn, it is the most stressful and at the same time exhilarating flying he has ever done!
Shawn "just happy to be here" and just lovin his job!

Hope you enjoy the photos. There is video to come!
Wish me luck on my test run tomorrow. My coach has "officially" cancelled all my racing until May 30th for the Shawnigan Lake Half Ironman.