Monday, May 31, 2010

inspiration coming from many different angles....

It is May 31st, the last day of May and we lean into June with:

June 1 DMB at Molson Ampitheatre
June 2 MY BDAY!
June 6 Milton Tri
June 12 Sister's BDAY!
June 13 KW O-Cup bike race
June 20 Guelph Lake Olympic Distance Triathlon

PHEW - lots of fun decked up!

From an inspiration perspective a few angles have come my way recently:

1. Meredith seems to love 40. Well, that's what I think anyway! She has jumped into the decade a lot better than I know I will in a year's time! She is my rock right now with so many balls in the air I am trying to manage. A true partner, or as the cyclists say, Domestique!
2. Kim Nelson won her Age Group at IM Brazil Sunday. She is such a star and appropriately dubbed Hard Core Kim by her mates. She really is an inspiration!
3. Cafe Domestique is a great little coffee shop that opened in Dundas. A very cool spot with amazing espresso and chai tea! Kris the owner is a cycling and coffee fanatic and has opened a cool little dream. I am inspired because he is living what he loves and good for him!
4. My bike team just seems to love the sport so darn much it is really hard not to be inspired to enjoy it!! Andrew Stewart is floating on the pedals this year and no number on a driver's license is getting in his way!
5. Madelyn Smith is about to start racing bikes. Whatever this girl does she does 100% - ah, that means LOOK OUT other female racers in the Ontario peleton!

Many inspirations means I did some heavy lifting this past weekend:

Saturday: 215km bike ride solo without an iPod. Constant efforts, sprinting climbs; amazing day!
Sunday: 25km run on 7:40 pace. Solid, never in trouble enjoying the sun again sans iPod.

Can't wait for the races as I have some serious mojo inspiration from friends and family!!!

Thanks for dropping in.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Training with PowerTap!

I have spent the past 3 years training with power on the bike, meaning I am measuring my efforts in watts. The higher the watts, the harder the effort.

Here is a view of what a bike ride looks like when doing Sydenham hill in Dundas 10 times, if you don't know that hill, it is the hardest local 1 mile hill around

Here is a view of what the hardest Ontario Cup bike race looks like from Effingham last week:

I don't suspect it means a whole lot to some people but here is why I update this:


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

40th B-day celebrations for Meredith!

My babe just keeps getting hotter, hotter, hotter; 40 and a beauty!

Thanks to all friends who joined in the fun from far and wide!! GREAT NIGHT!

Sunday was harsh; Monday too! But we are back at it today-:)

Meredith and long time friend Candace.

Meredith, Candace, Lee-Ron Peer and his wife Paloma, Trish and Gord from Halifax!!

Circa midnight - after a few! I know my babe and pretty sure she is saying, "I KNOW!" Probably positioned after someone said, "you're loaded!" or "YOU'RE HOT!"

Couple in love-:) oh, and the server Jeffrey in the background!

And finally, Meredith and Trish - Dalhousie alumni sharing a vino.