Can’t swim, can’t ride, can’t run

51qvialteel-_sy344_bo1204203200_I like to read inspirational books. There is nothing like relating to the underdog, who comes through in tough conditions. I started reading an Ironman related book this week by Andy Holgate called, Can’t swim, can’t ride, can’t run. He takes the reader through an up and down journey to completing his first Ironman. It is so funny reading about his first few races. He is an Englishman with a dry sense of humour that I can relate to. Of course, I also relate to his nervousness in those early races, watching those around you, wondering what the hell you have gotten yourself into.

Dad has begun his cancer treatments. It will be a long haul, comprised of treatments every day for 8-9 weeks. The good news is that it should be all over before the Christmas season. Him and Mom plan on staying with us here in Kingston when it makes sense. So far there hasn’t been any real side effects to speak of, but it is early. I may have to practice at losing at cards, you know, just to keep his spirits up, lol!

I haven’t seen the neighbourhood turkeys since Thanksgiving. Coincidence? I think not.

keep-calm-im-training-for-ironmanThis past week I was on schedule with my workouts. I am still working on perfecting my flip turns in the pool. Although there is no need to perform a flip turn in a real triathlon (unless you get pushed to the bottom of the lake), it is a good skill to master when doing speed sets in the pool. I broke down and set the bike up on the trainer this week as well. The combination of cooler weather and less sunlight after work makes it necessary to ride indoors during the “winter” months. This past week I travelled 121 kms during my training.

See you at the finish line….


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