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!

Monday, February 7, 2011

"My Speed Bump Year"!!

OK, do I have some catching up to do or what???

Sometimes there is just not enough hours in the day!! I got lazy and I let my blog go. Like really go, since the first weekend of July 2010!!... No Ironman Canada 2010 results, no pictures of boys back to school, no stories from our trip to Maui in December. Oh ya, including the dirty details of the car crashing into me on my bike 2 days before Christmas while in Maui!!!... I could go on, for months about it all. But, I won't! I can imagine there will be very few people even looking at my blog now since there has been such a big time lapse from my last post.

There is no way I can catch up on everything that has happened in our lives since then. I have thought about it many times over the last three weeks how I could compose my return to the blog world. Goodness knows why it has taken me three weeks to finally sit down and do it. It is not like I have had the normal new year schedule of training for my long course triathlon season, raising three teenage boys, cooking, cleaning, working, husband that works out of town, etc... Nope!! All that seems so easy to me right now. If only...

I have spent the last 3 weeks on the sofa mending from major surgery!! And when I say "on the sofa", I am NOT exaggerating!! Today I walked outside 1.5 km and it took me 24 minutes!!! Normally that would be about a 5 km run time. I am supposed to "take it easy" for another three more weeks!! It is absolutely killing me, but I know that each week I give my body the proper healing time, the stronger it will be for me when I do start up again.

So, this is my "Speed Bump Year"!! That is what the psychic told me when I had my cards read at our monthly "girls night out". In the beginning of January, Sarah from ELM had a card reader come over to add a little spice to our afternoon get together. One of the very first things the psychic said to me when I sat down was "Last year was a good year for you... Unfortunately, this year is going to be a 'speed bump year'. It is not going to be anything that you cannot handle, and you will get back on your feet again". "But, it will be a bumpy road and be prepared to have lots of speed bumps to get over". I did NOT tell her that I was booked for major surgery in two weeks, so I kinda had a little giggle when she told me that.

Today on my 24 min walk, I decided it was time to start the blog up again!! If I am going to have some speed bumps to go over this year, I thought I would share my experience of "getting back on the horse" so to speak with everyone. I want to share my progress back with all the women (or men) out there who are potentially coming off a recent set back, surgery, lapse in activity, etc. I know that I am going to need all the support mentally and physically that I can get. I also know how inspiring it is to read and learn about other people's stories of "making a come back" after going through some kind of "life set back". I know that it is going to be a long road and a lot of hard work getting my body back to the Ironman physique and fitness that I had last summer. I also know that when I do come across the finish line at my 6th Ironman Canada event. I will be very proud of the effort that I put in and it will be that much more rewarding, knowing where I will have come from at the beginning of the year!!!

So, this is to everyone out there that is stuck on that sofa, wondering how the heck you are EVER going to get off!!! Get up, and tomorrow put one foot in front of the other, and "let's do this"!!!!

Anything Is Possible!!!

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